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— Ernest Rossi
Here are SEVEN ways to stimulate
healing using the mind:
I believe all change starts with a dream.
Dreaming our way to health may sound
unrealistic, yet the rea lm of the subconscious
is accessed by drea ming, a nd that’s where a
lot of our bodily functions reside.
The drea ming phase is mind-expa nding,
and your special way of accessing a world
of imagination and possibility. Surrender
Start nurturing your dreamtime via
keeping a dream journa l be sides your bed to
write down your journeys.
Dream your way to wellness.
Create a vision of healing for yours elf in your
Visualisation (guided imagery) techniques
work because the mind thinks in pictures.
Intend for the healing to manifest in your
life. Intention is powerful a s it propels you
for ward in your journey, a nd create s a clear
and powerful goal . Intention stimul ates de sire.
Connect to the field in which everything
Sustained positive emotion s are integral
to he aling. De sire is an emotiona l trigger to
keep you on your journey. The stronger the
desire, the more potent is the forc e of will
that will keep you going even when times get
Desire to be come he aled. Use desire to
“What we feel, we attract. What we
imagine, we become.”
— Dr Maxwell Maltz
4. Take the Leap
“Sometimes you have to make the leap,
and build your wings on the way down.”
— Kobi Yamada
Now is your moment of power – take
Healing is unre a sonable.
Connect to “the other side” via
tran sforming your thoughts. Imagining
healthy cells, imagining how you would
feel if you were healthy in every cell of your
body, in every fibre of your being.
We must feel as if our healing has
already happened, and access this new way
of thinking via repetition. Say, “It’s done. It’s
done. Thank you!”
Meditate on tra nsforming yourself via
accessing the sacred energy of healing.
Daily, from moment to moment, engage
your obser ver self (that which “witnesses”
or “watches” you from af ar). Imagine new
ways of thinking, f eeling and responding to
Mindful attention or mental foc us
removes other barriers from distracting you.
It brings the fullness of your energy into the
present moment. Focu sing your attention on
one thing will enable you to bring all your
resource s to its achievement.
For change to occur, we must move beyond
our fears, beyond blaming others or ourselves ,
beyond where we have re sided previously.
If we agree that each of us is tasked with
being the hero of our life story, then it
is incumbent on each on of us, to take
responsibility for the power and mystery of
our interna l world, a nd acknowledge that
our mind is operating according to our own
signature software. If we intend to change
the results, we must change the story.
Believing is seeing. Believe he aling is
possible. Belief acts like a radar. You can
change any aspect of your health through
changing your belief about it.
To stimul ate healing, it helps to believe
you a re worthy of b eing healed. It’s es sential
to believe you can be healed. What other
beliefs can you create to help you to heal?
The path of healing is unwavering, steadfast,
true. Maintain calm even when facing the
greatest storms, and keep faith undimmed.
The path to wellness is never a straight
one, and we need to prepare to face the
darkness within. When it seems all is lost,
we need hope to cling to, as it’s inevitable we
will face some tough times. Hope susta ins
you even in the darkest hour.
Hope invites in the rea lm of possibility
a nd keeps the sacred fire a live.
Hope is our lighthouse in times of strife.
7. Tap into the soul
Within each human being is a pure creative
inner life force called the soul. Healing is
accessing our spiritual nature, nurturing
grace and the deepe st a spe ct of surrendering
within our souls. He aling engenders peac e
whate ver our situation, pure ac ceptance of
our challenges with our blessings.
Surrender to a Higher Love. relax away
a l l stressful thoughts and doubts.
Guard your mind – keep it clean, hold
it as the sacred space that it is. For mind is
the vessel for c onsciousnes s, the g ate way to
expansion, the key to the mysteries of the
entire univers e.
Tap into the Source of all Creation (God).
Pray. A sk God to a ssist in your healing.
Invite prayer, s tillness and meditation into
your life as a practice. Activate your soul
power to help you heal.
Call on your angels to protect you.
Our Power to Heal
something we wish to bec ome ( ‘the
healed’). As Walter russell said, “The
healing principle is within man himself.
Man’s power to heal himself, or extend his
healing power to others, is mea sured by his
awa renes s of God within.”
When we heal, a dimen sion is activated
beyond what we can see with the eyes. What
it requires is a surrendering to what we wish
to become. We are the creators of reality.
Our ability to heal is far beyond what
most people believe. reprogramming beliefs
is a deep, constant and mystical path requiring
full immersion, dedication and commitment.
Call To Evolution
Practise the seven ways to heal with
Your thoughts are powerful, perhaps
infinitely so. Take responsibility for your
thoughts – your healing may depend on that.
Be open to cha nging your beliefs.
Energy goes where attention flows. Use
your attention wisely. Nothing changes until
Do some rese arch into how the mind
works and how others have u sed it to help
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‘The path to wellness is never a
In the early stages of CTS, a splint is
u sed to decrea se the symptoms, espe cially
the numbness and pain occurring at night.
It may also help control the swelling of the
tenosynovium and reduce the symptoms
of CTS. If this fails to control symptoms a
c ortisone injection into the carpal tunnel
may be sugge sted. This medication will
decre a se the swelling of the tenosynovium
a nd may give temporary relief of symptoms.
But cortisone is a toxic drug and must be
used spa ringly. If all of these treatments fail
to control the symptoms of CTS, surgery
will be required to reduc e the pressure on
the median nerve.
Avoidance of any heavy use of the ha nd
for four we eks after surgery is essential. Pain
a nd numbness will be present initially and
will improve over time, but tenderne ss in
the area of the incision can be present for
s everal months.
Some people may opt for surgical
intervention; they may also have left the
problem too long and created f urther damage
a nd weakness with surgery being their only
option. However natura l therapies can assist
with many cases of CTS.
How Can Natural Therapies help?
Two therapies that ca n be helpful a re
Acupuncture and Bowen Therapy. Both a re
e xce llent in freeing up inflammation a nd
relieving pain and discomfort. Since the area
is highly infla med, a sports massa ge would
be quite painful, but could be used later once
infla mmation and much of the pain ha s
been relea sed with either of these modalities ,
thereby aiding strength.
Naturopathic support is recommended
for any nutritional deficiencies, in particular
minerals, and individual ca ses need to be
a ssessed . Specific mineral supplements are
given to increase strength and integrity of the
c el ls, tissues, mu scles and ligaments. These
include c alcium, magnesium, silica, boron,
selenium, ideally in all rounded formulation.
Topical liniments that penetrate deeply into
the nerves can help to nourish and give
supporting strength to the underlying nerves
that are often impeded and pinched during
CTS or other injuries weakening the nerves.
Dietary changes may be needed, together with
a ssessment of any pharmaceutical medication,
in particular any thyroid medication since
c a lcium levels may be affected.
Homeopathic and herbal remedies may
be required depending on the individual
situation, for example, hormon al imbala nc e
(after pregnancy, menopause), hypo/
hyperthyroid, pituitary imbala nc e, reducing
the inflammatory process, malnutrition,
nerve and adrenal exhaustion. A ny
imbalance of the body must be addressed
to encourage efficient healing – it’s not just
a bout treating the arms and neck. Splints or
support gloves that extend up the forea rm
are also recommended at night and when
performing any light tasks . But, contrary
to some types of treatment, patients are
encouraged to move their arms a nd hands
to encourage blood flow throughout the
day without splints or support gloves, only
a pplying them for specific ta sk s. Patients
a re highly recommended to cease norma l
to heavy tasks that could have brought
on the condition or weakened the CTS.
Postura l assessment is also important
a nd lifestyle habits may need to be addressed
a nd changed.
Excellent results have be en achieved with
both Bowen Therapy a nd Acupuncture by
incorporating relevant remedies to support
underlying weaknesses and deficiencies.
Patient complianc e is important to assist in
over all recover y.
One CTS sufferer I treated with Bowen
Therapy improved by 95% within six weeks.
She was very compliant and made necessary
c hanges to her work and home activities,
including taking rele va nt remedies, since she
wa s on thyroid medication and presented
with an imbalance of calcium. Another
habitual symptom she had wa s grinding
her teeth, which can (in some cases),
reflect a minera l imbal anc e. She continued
receiving Bowen Therapy every four week s
for maintenance along with taking relevant
remedies I prescribed.
Another case took a little longer to see
positive re sults since the young woman wa s
not as compliant. In this case, she wore a
glove support and splint at night, a nd due
to her having young children and a busy
home life, I recommended she wea r her
support when doing light household tasks,
a nd remove it when she wa s sitting rela xing
and occasionally through the day to allow
gentle movement. re commending light
massage up her a rms during these rela xation
times encouraged blood flow to the ner ves
a nd tissues.
A great challenge is encouraging people
to understand that gentle holistic therapies
like Bowen and acupuncture are very
ef fective in helping resolve this problem
with no need for surgery. Of cours e, you
may have a chronic case present whereby the
person has let the injury deteriorate to the
point where some surgery may be required,
so then Bowen therapy and acupuncture
can help speed up healing and strength.
Appropriate e xercis es must always be given
to clients so they c an become involved with
their recovery and strengthen the body.
It is so easy to forget that you have a
problem with your ha nd or arm since we tend
to take for granted how often we use them
during the course of the day. By supporting
them, or even tying a temporary sling
around the weak arm, you remind yourself
that you must allow it time to rest and heal.
People who c ontinue to perform the sa me
tasks at work while strapped are not allowing
healing to take place ; the support should not
be used a s a mea ns to continue doing what
probably caused the CTS in the first place.
rest is para mount to healing. A change of
attitude and lifestyle may be what you need
to address here. Often there is no need for
surgery – a suf ferer just needs to be patient
since the body has an incredible ability to
heal itself with the correct support.
Sydney-based Lyn Craven is a practitioner
of naturopathy, nutrition, medical herbalism,
Bowen therapy, Reiki energy healing, meditation,
and is a corporate health presenter/consultant
with 17 years experience in natural therapies.
Lyn has recently created a Meditation CD
for anxiety, stress and self healing.
‘The symptoms often
first appear in one or both
hands during the night, since
many people sleep with
‘Women are three to four times
more likely to contract CTS
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