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August 29, 2012
9:54 am
matt h
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I've seen a few posts coming up about issues with mods so how about one for cures. With all the personal experience everyone has there has to be miracle cures for all that ails in our heads. Personally I've been lucky and only had minor issues. Keloids minor infections and accidental snags of course. I try to keep all my treatments natural
Just always seems to work best. For keloids I used tea tree oil and recently learned from a piercer about lemon juice and aspirin paste which worked great on my girlfriend. I've used sea salt and warm water anytime I was healing a fresh piercing or snag. Olive oil for a lobe massage. Seems to keep the blood flowing and keep them chubby. I've heard a lot of good things about emu oil but I've never tried it.

August 29, 2012
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I like to use sea salt and warm water on just about anything. I use it for healing piercings, mostly. I've only had minor issues as well, other than the completely infected tattoo. I also use chamomile tea bags, soaked in warm water and squeezed. It reduces swelling and smells awesome. 

August 30, 2012
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the tea bag trick is good for lip piercings to i put it between my lip and teeth after soaking it a bit, the asprin one works really good to, i also do salt soaks………….Matt H you should try jojoba oil i just switched from my regular vitamin e and dont think i'll ever go back to anything else and you wanna be very careful with the tea tree oil it can be a bit harsh 

August 30, 2012
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I like chamomille hot compresses, and have used tea tree, but prefer a 50% dilute as neat it can delay healing.

Aspirin paste is good, but again harsh. I've never heard of mixing it with lemon. I wonder what difference that makes?

Neem oil is great for sore areas and hypergranulation, and is antibacterial so is potentially ok for unhealed piercings. Smells a bit though!

For ears i'm definitely a jojoba chap, nothing else is as good, although in winter i use a ear butter i make (which has jojoba in it too, as well as other stuff).

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
August 30, 2012
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Thanks for the tip strommer ill have to keep an eye out for it. I've heard of people having an issue with tea tree but so far its never bothered me. I use it all the time to clean and oil my wood plugs I work around Cement and it does the job keeping them from cracking and cleaning them. I'm guessing the acid in the lemon has some effect on the soft skin but that's just a shot in the dark.

August 30, 2012
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We all have our little remedies, huh.  Put this goo here, that paste there.  I've heard it said everything you need to heal is within you.  If we really want to get into it, I suspect it would all distill down to how the elements are in balance within us.  How much we pay attention to ourselves.  I try to think about the major 6 elements my physical form is made up of when I need to heal.  CHOPNS=  carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, nitrogen and sulfur.  I use onions internally and externally for pretty much all healing.  I cut it in half, wrap in foil, and bake until soft.  Open it up and when it is still very warm I use layers directly on my skin to heal what needs it.  I also eat it. 

 

I feel like I am always taking these forum threads to some far out place!!  I have totally used each remedy you guys mentioned.  A bit of willow tree branch will do the same as the aspirin and be the gentle healing you may seek.  I think you fellas are all wonderful and thank you for all you do.

 

I also find myself doing emotional healing along with my physical healing.  Some say love heals, some gravitate towards positivity, some travel the "light path" to better places.  I have found none of these really work for me…. don't get me wrong, love is grand, but I like to focus on FORGIVENESS.  I never thought of the focus until I took a weekend QiGong seminar and the entire focus was forgiveness.  Forgiveness literally and figuratively.  Not being modified would produce different results which often time would be easier, but this is what we choose to do.  I forgive myself for all my choices and make no excuses for being this way.  It is my truth.  Forgiveness like bamboo or grass or wild flowers.  Forgiveness like following my own shadow because I recognize it by the light at my back shining through the spaces of my ears. 

 

I have more to add about the pH of the body and healing (and drinking beer) at another time.  

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August 31, 2012
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Sommersett – Keep heading 'far out'!

Onion?!? Not heard of it for that before for modifications, but if it works!

I agree that what we can do ourselves is often overlooked in Western culture, as we tend to look for a pill. I think the trick is knowing your body well enough to know when you could do with the help of a substance or medicine.

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
August 31, 2012
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I agree, Sommersett, keep going far out!

A lot of healing can be done with eating the right foods. None of that processed non-food.

September 11, 2012
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I've been an avid user of hemp for everything, mostly because I've had problems with random food allergies forcing me to be short on a lot of nutrients the hemp makes up for. It has been a saver in many ways.

I've had great experience with hemp based balms for healing, there are some specifically for tattoos that contain tea tree and vetivert for antiseptic. I've made one at home that worked well with cocoa butter, coconut oil, hemp oil and white oak oil for antiseptic (I ran out of the balm and grabbed what was on my alchemy wall after a rather deep cut).

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September 12, 2012
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Never heard of using vetivert. Thanks for the info KashakuTatsu i'll have to look into it. Come to think of it I think I have some at home.

 

Onions huh??? Dinner and a cure. I love it. Thanks Sommersett. Slap that onion on some toast with a thick slice of tomato and pepper and I'm a happy boy.

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