Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cell Towers in Our Midst

“If it is coincidence, then coincidence itself is only another word for a design intended by whatever force it is that shapes the fates of man.” -The Saga of the Renunciates by Marion Zimmer Bradley
According to John Butler, a professional dowser and healer, even the bees are reacting adversely to the energy being emitted by cell towers. Butler warns, “Geopathic stress lines can be detrimental to people’s health.” He adds, “Cell Towers’ emissions need to be neutralized, and I know how you can do it!” The Federal Communications Act of 1996 is helping with the widespread construction of cell phone antennas near homes, schools, and practically any place decided upon. The radiofrequency radiation emitted from the antennas is a serious cause for concern, especially because in the absence of a Humans’ Right to Health Act, the public does not have a strong voice. The presence of these towers is of special concern since so many of us rely on them to supply clear cell phone reception without considering possible effects on health. Shame on us for forgetting how to cope without a cell phone, or complaining when the reception is not the best. In 2006, residents of Dundee, Nebraska who opposed construction of these towers were told by a judge, “Fears of health hazards and decreased property values are not valid reasons to deny the permit [to erect a tower].” In this instance, residents’ concerns for their health were not a serious enough consideration to prevent the construction of a cell phone tower. Even National Parks are not exempt from the pervasive presence of cell phone towers. Now in Yellowstone, the sound of a cell phone ringing can be heard alongside of Old Faithful and the other sounds of nature. Some scientists have put the health risks into categories. For example, one biological engineer states that “Exposure can lead to disease similar to what people get when exposed to low frequency noise: mood swings, indigestion, ulcers and joint pain.” A half a mile from my home, a cell tower has just been erected. Federal law will not go against the construction of a cell tower based on health risks, probably believing that one more tower will not be noticed and its risks cannot be conclusively proven amidst other health risks (microwaving, florescent lighting, and chemical food additives to name a few.) There are ways to stay one step ahead of this new cell tower. For instance, last year, two neighbors and I took action to protect ourselves against unseen pollutants by setting up around our neighborhood a GeoResonator grid, which is made up of four little gold cards, or patches. GeoResonators are balancers of soil and the surrounding atmosphere. The information that comes with a set of four patches states, “The GeoResonators are designed to be placed in the ground to address imbalanced energies in the soil and earth. Each 2”x2” patch carries a vibrating information pattern that resonates with earth energy to help neutralize pollution, restore balance and support healthy biological processes in the land.” These four little patches are the answer for noxious vibrations, toxic ground currents and geopathic disturbances. The GeoResonators work well no matter whether they are buried on the same side of a busy street, or on opposite sides. I set up two more grids around our neighborhood. So now one grid is set up around my two friends’ homes and an elementary school (the tower is in the center of this grid). One grid is surrounding a middle school, and one grid is set up encompassing a huge area around my home, which is situated between the two schools. It is a relief to know that there are tools to help us combat the negative effects of technology on our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. I have noticed calmer personalities where these three grids have been established. Inquiring minds may want to experiment by placing one patch at the roots of a sick plant or tree, watering as usual, and seeing what happens. For more information, please contact John Butler at (315)498-9560 or visit his website at

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Oriental Medicine: the Basics

According to A User’s Guide to Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine published by CSOMA, Oriental Medicine has “gained worldwide acceptance and recognition as effective medical treatment.” Substantial research proves that Oriental Medicine is a valid and valuable alternative when considering a treatment protocol. Acupuncture, acupressure, Chinese herbal medicine, and Tai Chi are a few of the better known modalities. However, Oriental Medicine is comprised of so much more.

The California State Oriental Medical Association (CSOMA), according to their website, is “a professional organization of licensed acupuncturists and supporters of Oriental medicine dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the art, science, and practice of oriental medicine.” Oriental medicine encompasses the techniques being used in China, Korea, Tibet, Japan, Viet Nam, Thailand, and even India for over 2,500 years.

Acupuncture has gone from bamboo needles to disposable, stainless steel needles that are so fine they can be placed in the end of a hypodermic needle. Acupressure is a technique that uses pressure from the practitioner’s fingers and hands on acupoints and painful, or hard spots. Both forms of stimulating the points are techniques to chase chi within the body, to adjust a deficiency, or to clear a blockage.

Chinese herbs are minerals, objects from the animal kingdom, and hundreds of individual plant parts, each with a particular action to perform on a person in order to establish balance. Tai Chi and Qi Gong are two forms of martial arts meditative movements, each able to bring about balance, strength, and focused energy (Qi) in order to create a particular goal.

An Oriental Medicine practitioner may use a variety of techniques, adjusted to meet the individual needs of each client. Diet and nutritional strategies appropriate on an individual level, differ from western nutritional support. For example, calories and ingredients are not the concern of the Oriental medicine practitioner and diet counseling goes beyond recommendations against diet sodas, coffee, and sugar in general. The temperature, taste, combination, and preparation of foods are of concern and are considered against the person’s constitution and symptoms.

A little zing may be required, and the practitioner may choose electroacupuncture. Once the needles have been inserted into the client, the practitioner hooks the needles up to wires that lead to a small machine. A gentle microcurrent travels to the acupoint for a desired result. The client may feel a gentle, relaxing pulsing or pulling sensation at the acupoint.

Cupping is a suction device used on the back of the client to stimulate blood and qi circulation, and to disperse certain pathogenic factors. Truly, each acupuncturist has a plethora of techniques to offer clients individualized treatments.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sound Therapy: Ear Exercises on the Go

"Sacred sound-whether a prayer, music, song, incantation or chants-is a vital force which permeates every aspect of creation."

-Sacred Sound: Magic & Healing Through Words & Music by Ted Andrews
According to Rafaele Joudry, director of Sound Therapy International, listening to Sound Therapy CDs offers a variety of benefits, from reducing stress to acquiring vigor for getting through the day. Benefits other listeners have noticed are improved rest with sleep, relief from tinnitus, clearer communication, and a willingness to socialize. But what exactly is Sound Therapy? At first glance the CDs appear to be a variety of classical music. However, each musical selection has passed through the Electronic Ear, which is a machine that alters the frequency levels and adjusts the sounds therapeutically, so during listening, the ear and brain receive a workout. Many people have experienced harm to their high-frequency hearing through loud noises at concerts or from the industrial environment of today. The damage to high-frequency hearing was noticed during some of the earlier work done with Sound Therapy’s predecessor, the huge, non-portable Electronic Ear in the office of ear specialist, Dr. Tomatis. At that time, singers noticed an improvement with their singing: they were able to sing higher as their ears were learning to hear higher frequencies. Sound Therapy will not interfere with daily activities. During work, travel, sleep and some play, the CD player may be worn in a hip or neck bag, and the headphone cord may run down the back beneath clothing. In addition, because the volume is set low, working an eight-hour shift and choosing to have the sound therapy will not interfere with hearing. A greater calmness and increased vitality may eventually accompany the listener as they complete tasks. What if the constant music is too harsh on the ears? If the experience of listening to Sound Therapy is uncomfortable, then the volume is most likely set too high. Conversations, a person’s own voice, and the TV, for example, should all be heard over the hisses and music of the program. Prior to entering a noisy theatre, for instance, set the music to a low but audible volume, then do not give it another thought. Is it painful? Subtle pain in the ears may occur at first, just as in any exercise program. The muscles in the middle ear may be functioning more fully than they ever have before, and the nervous system and ears will adjust accordingly with continued use. Momentary discomfort and tiredness may be initial signs that the program is working. A minimum of three hours a day, not necessarily in a consecutive manner, is required to set the ear and brain on a course toward change. Provided that the CDs can be heard even a little without hearing aids, it is recommended that at least some of the daily listening occur without hearing aids. It is suggested that the ears not be shocked with the therapy being too loud. Rather, set the volume so as some parts of the music are heard comfortably, and others are not heard at all. Intermittent sounds are sufficient for the Sound Therapy to work. The music is not as important as the therapy behind it. The Sound Therapy instructional manual informs users that, “Individuals vary greatly in the length of time required for the auditory opening, and that effects, while sometimes dramatic, can be subtle.” The “opening” is a near magical moment when a shifting seems to occur within the ear and brain: symptoms may suddenly vanish, a voice may spontaneously sound softer or sing higher, hearing may all at once become more acute, and energy levels may surprisingly improve. Some may require months of dedicated listening before changes are noticed. A desired outcome may seem never to arrive, but if analyzed, life improvements overall are bound to be noticed. After the desired change has occurred, continuing to listen to the CDs, even in a haphazard way, is recommended. Sound Therapy is a continual protection against intrusive noise, a concentration tool and an aid to help the brain retain what has been studied. As long as the CDs are from Sound Therapy International and not burned from iPods or otherwise copied, they are therapeutic. Copying the CDs renders them ineffective because specific recording equipment using original analogue recordings from the Electronic Ear have been carefully transferred to the Sound Therapy CDs. For more information e-mail Debbie Allsup (see Contact Us page), or go to