Tissue Salt No. 7

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Let us continue with the tissue salts. This article is all about the tissue salt Kali. Sulph (Kalium Sulphate). It helps to keep the cell membrane tissues healthy. This tissue salt helps to keep all the cell treat the third level of infection. This is when the person will go to a doctor for an antibiotic. Kali. Sulph. is able to transport oxygen to the cells and it aids in the healing process. There has been proof that this awesome tissue salt has cured chronic ailments.

The skin can benefit from this salt if the following problems are experienced:

  • psoriasis
  • eczema
  • rashes
  • warts
  • ringworm
  • dandruff
  • baldness
  • herpes blisters
  • pimples
  • old damaged skin

Lightens:

  • liver spots
  • age spots
  • freckles
  • scaly skin eruptions
  • shaving rashes

For all the above mentioned ailments, conditions and discomforts, dissolve 2 tablets under the tongue 3 to 5 times a day until the condition clears. Then reduce the dosage to twice a day.

For children with chicken pox, measles: use as a lotion by mixing 20 drops in half cup of warm water.

Kali. Sulph will benefit those with vision complaints:

  • poor vision
  • failing vision
  • visual disturbances
  • itchy, swollen eyelids
  • conjunctiva inflammation

The dosage for these ailments and complaints is to dissolve 2 tablets under the tongue 3 times a day.

The nasal passages will really benefit from this tissue salt. All of those who suffer with the seasonal sniffles, sinusitis or any other nasal and sinus complaints will find that this salt can relieve the symptoms and you will be amazed.

Nasal complaints:

  • sinusitis
  • thick blocked nose
  • sinus headache
  • nasal congestion

Dissolve 2 tablets 3 to 4 times a day until the condition is resolved and then reduce the dosage to 2 tablets once or twice a day.

This tissue salt will improve hair complaints such as:

  • hair loss
  • falling hair
  • thin, dull hair
  • straggly hair
  • sticky dandruff
  • flakiness

Dissolve 2 tablets 3 to 4 times a day until the condition is resolved and then reduce the dosage to 2 tablets once or twice a day.

We all at one time or another have be infected with that awful flu virus. It may start out as a flu bug, and before we realize it we have a chest infection. This is where the Kali. Sulph. tissue salt will come to the rescue.

It will also help to treat third stage respiratory infections (when you need antibiotics) such as:

  • bronchitis
  • pneumonia
  • chronic cough
  • asthma
  • whooping cough (relieves the spasms)
  • feverish colds ( encourages perspiration and thus lowers the body temperature)

Dissolve 2 tablets inder the tongue 4 to 6 times a day for an adult. For a child 10 to 20 drops in 125ml glass of water 2 to 4 times a day.

This tissue salt can combat a large list of ailments of the human body, I won’t go into detail on the below mentioned complaints, but I will list them and if you have any questions I will do my best to provide answers or you can buy the book by Margaret Roberts – Tissue Salts for Healthy Living.

Here are the other ailments that Kali. Sulph can assist in the healing process and relieve the symptoms:

  • blocked ears
  • thick yellow tongue coating
  • suppresses sugar cravings
  • a variety of digestive disorders
  • Menopausal flushes
  • cystitis
  • menstruation pains
  • nail fungal problems
  • thickened, distorted nail growth
  • nails that flake and peel
  • loss of smell and taste
  • rheumatic pain
  • aching joints
  • stiff joints
  • neuralgia of the face and jaw
  • typhoid
  • blood poisoning
  • small pox

Information obtained from the book: Tissue Salts for Healthy Healing by Margaret Roberts

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Art therapy

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noun
  1. a form of psychotherapy involving the encouragement of free self-expression through painting, drawing, or modelling, used as a remedial or diagnostic activity.

I love art therapy! I actually love anything that is considered creative.

Sounds silly? Well it is a very important for all ages – especially the elderly.

  1. Art therapy can positively improve a person’s mood.
    The elderly sometimes feel frustrated by their loss of mobility, hearing, or the physical changes due to the aging process. Taking time to do some art therapy can relieve the feelings of anxiety and stress.
  2. Art therapy can be a new form of expression for the elderly with difficulty in verbal communication or for those who have difficulty in writing. Those with memory loss will also benefit from art therapy. Art allows for a new way of communication and expression.  It opens up a whole new world for the elderly with limitations.
  3. Art therapy can reduce the feelings of depression.
  4. Art therapy has been known to assist in encouraging socialization in the elderly. It is hard to think of topics to talk about if you are not learning anything new, if you can’t read or even speak. Art therapy makes opportunities for talking and discussions.
  5. Art therapy gives the person a increased feeling of self – esteem. They are proud of their latest creation. People will admire and discuss the latest handiwork.
  6. And lastly, art therapy will reduce the feelings of boredom. It will help the day to pass in a short time. Sitting all day and looking at the 4 walls of the room can really be boring and depressing. I can say from the experience of being in hospital a lot of my childhood, the walls can start to feel like they are getting closer and closer. It is not a pleasant feeling. Don’t forget to display the finished project in the best possible way. It can be on the wall, on a bed or couch, or even hung up to move in the breeze from an open window. Please make sure that the art is visible to the creator.

The types of art therapy:

  • painting
  • line drawing
  • collages
  • pastels
  • chalk
  • stenciling

Art therapy can also benefit you as the primary caregiver. It gives you time to connect to your creative side. And art therapy can help relieve the stress that caregiving brings.  And you don’t need to be highly gifted to participate in art therapy. If I may, I strongly believe that if you can paint or draw lines, you are creative. There is no manual to creativity. Give it a try, you are creative in your way.

Missing Sleep

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It is very important that as the carer, we don’t miss out on our sleep. An adult needs on average 6 – 8 hours sleep to be fully functional during the day. I know it is not easy to always get the required amount of sleep, especially if you are caring for an elderly person who is up and down during the night (this can happen a lot with the elderly).

I have a few methods that I used with one of my clients.

Before bedtime, I would ready the room by making it warm – in winter, and closing the curtains. This way I introduce the transition from daytime to nighttime. It also promotes a feeling of ‘winding down’ from the day’s activities.

I sometimes used lavender essential oil to encourage relaxation for a stressful person, or if the day had a stressful outcome.

If the person allowed it, I would give a light body massage or foot massage with some lavender scented cream. I mixed my own lavender scented cream by combining lavender essential oil and a water-based unscented cream.

I tried to stick to light suppers and avoided heavy meat or many starches for the last meal of the day. Keep the larger meal for lunch, and for supper make a salad, sandwiches or some vegetables. I tried to keep the meats for the lunchtime meal as this can make a person feel heavy and uncomfortable.

If it was possible, I would keep activities that could cause anxiety or stress (visiting the doctor, having many visitors) for the morning, and the calmer activities for the late afternoon (watching TV, reading a book).

Keep a routine at all times. There are those days that the idea of a routine is an impossibility. But on average, keep a routine. This will help the elderly person to know the different stages of the day and even if they are unaware of time, the human body will automatically adjust. Eg: tea every day at 10am, the human body will start to feel thirsty at around 10am, and the elderly person will or might start asking to drink something. They won’t be aware of the time, they just know that this is the time for something to happen.

I hope that everything I have said can help you get a good night’s rest. It is not easy. I know. If you find another technique that works for you, please let me know, I am always open to learning new ideas.

 

Tissue Salt no.6

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Tissue salt no.6: Kali. Phos. (Kalium Phosphate)

This tissue salt is characterized by the functions: brain and nerve tonic. It specializes in the nervous system’s health.

It is perfect for assisting:

  • Nervous exhaustion
  • Nervous indigestion
  • Nervous headaches
  • ADHD
  • Insomnia
  • Exam stress
  • Poor memory
  • Exhaustion
  • Age related memory loss
  • Irritability
  • Grief
  • Halitosis
  • And even – Foul-smelling sweat or secretion
  • Nervous asthma
  • Chronic asthma
  • Eases painful periods
  • Gangrene

You can read more about this Tissue Salt in the Tissue Salts for healthy Living by Margaret Roberts.

Information in this article obtained from the following sources:

https://allisone.co.za

Tissue salt for Healthy Living by Margaret Roberts

 

 

 

Pottery and Our Health

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Today is all about the benefits of pottery for our wellbeing.

  1. Pottery is creative: There are physical and mental benefits to pottery. Pottery allows you to express yourself by what you create with the clay. And as an added bonus, you end up making something for yourself and this gives you a sense of self achievement.
  2. Pottery provides outlets: Pottery has been known to provide a person with outlets for grief and spontaneity. It allows you to find self-identification and self-expression. It also boosts self-esteem and confidence.
  3. Reduce stress: Pottery keeps the hands busy and the sense of touch is important. The need for focus is high and this keeps the mind busy so that outside distractions are ignored and this in turn reduces stress, and anxiety.
  4. Pottery and focus: pottery improves your focus. The important need to be focused on your creation, helps the brain to keep focused on one thing and this helps the mind to relax and expand aiding in future ability to focus on one activity at a time.
  5. Pottery and pain: Pottery helps to reduce stress which is usually cause for pain.
  6. Arm to finger exercise: The movement needed to create with clay strengthens the arms, wrists and hands. It is usually a gentle, fluid and calm movement and the movement has been known to benefit those suffering with arthritis in the hands.
  7. Improve life quality: Just like all hobbies and crafts, pottery is important in boosting self-esteem, self-exploration and self-worth.

 

Crochet Benefits

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Hello everyone.

I am wanting to start with a series of benefits that certain hobbies have on our wellbeing. Today I am going to start with Crochet.

Crochet began in Europe in the early 1800’s.

The benefits:

  1. Soothing effect: the repetitive movement of the craft has soothing and calming effects on the human body. The use of colour and textures increase the soothing benefits.
  2. Fingers kept nimble: The various stitches that crochet offers aids in keeping the fingers nimble and this is a great benefit for arthritis sufferers.
  3. Done everywhere: Crochet can be done in almost any type of setting. Whether you are traveling, watching TV or even visiting a friend, you can crochet and participate in the conversations or observe the views or watch your favourite TV show. It is also a great time filler.
  4. Crochet is portable: you can carry your project everywhere.
  5. Eye muscles toned: Because you are focusing on various ‘scenes’, your eye muscles are kept well toned.
  6. Crochet is creative: Crochet provides you with the ability to be creative. It gives you a sense of accomplishment when you are finished with your project. And it helps reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s developing.
  7. Pain management: Crochet consists of repetitive movements which aid in preventing and managing stress, pain and depression by increasing serotonin and dopamine, and it also boosts the immune system. Crochet is effective in long term pain management.
  8. Relaxing: Crochet has a calming effect on the human body and this helps whose who are suffering from asthma by reducing the number of attacks that they might have during the day and it works in the same way for those who are suffering from anxiety and panic attacks. And it has calming effects on ADHD sufferers.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post, I enjoyed writing it up for you.

 

Simple Activities

What does one give to someone with dementia to keep them busy and occupied? What is easier enough to keep the hands active?

I have tried and seen these activities to be effective for people with dementia.

If your Mother used to knit in her younger days, then try this activity:

Give the person thick brightly coloured wool to wind into a ball. If prefer you can wind it into a ball and let them unwind it. Ribbon or cord will be just as effective as wool. If you are able to knit a sample piece and leave it on the needles, give it to the person to ‘knit’ over your work or let them pull it all off. The activity is to keep the brain stimulated and the hands busy. It doesn’t matter if the work is messy or knotty, let them have a go at it.

For men who used to work with wood, on cars or in workshops: give them a box of unsorted odd nails and screws. Let them sort it for you into 2 or 3 containers. Let them know that they are doing you a great favour and that you need this to be done for them. Men need a little more encouragement than women as they need to feel that they are not doing something silly or insignificant. If the man used to work with paints let them paint. There is ‘safe’ paint on the market. Finger paint will be a great type to use. For severe dementia persons, the small items will become dangerous as it might be a choking hazard. So for those cases, try hitting a few nails, screwing down a few hinges or bolts onto a wooden panel and let them ‘fiddle’ with all the bits while sitting at a table.

Ladies who used to sew can be given something similar like for the men with a wooden panel, but in material with the ‘fiddly’ bits sewn on them. This will keep the hands and fingers busy.

There are a few more ideas that one can adapt for an adult with dementia. Just never make the person feel like they are playing with children’s ‘toys’. Always let them feel that they are important and that they are the helping you out with every task they attempt.

This article is based on my experiences with working with the dementia people. If you don’t find any of the above listed activities helpful or if you have ideas of your own, please let me know. I am always interested to learn more.