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Ichiness is caused by toxicity.  My observations are that itchiness becomes worse at the full moon and subsides as the moon wanes.  This suggests to me that there are causative organisms that are more active at the full moon so that part of what is required to resolve this problem involves immune enhancement, not just detoxification . . . though many of the herbs used for detoxification also have immune enhancing properties.

Itchiness is one of the more vexing symptoms of toxicity. According to my observations, it is usually worst at the time of the full moon (for several days either side of the exact full moon.) During such lunar cycles, internal products can be used in conjunction with topical applications of herbal fomentations such as pipsissewa or coptis. The method here is to make a concentrated herbal brew like a strong tea. Then saturate a clean cloth or gauze with the fomentation and apply the cloth to the skin. Covering the cloth with something air- and water-tight will prevent loss of moisture and prolong the effectiveness of the application.

I know many breast cancer patients for whom such simple measures have meant the difference between intolerable itching and discomfort and peace. It is not possible for me to know whether any of the underlying causes of the itching are affected by these preparations, but the itching certainly does subside.




Kitchen Doctor: Taste and the Elements

Kitchen Doctor is my best selling album. It is available as a set of four 90-minute audio cassettes. It was recorded at a seminar in which I covered the six tastes in relationship to the effect food pharmacology has on physiological functioning. The six tastes are: sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.





Ingrid Naiman
1 August 2006




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