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How to move on

ICM – GENESIS

ICM - GenesisDo you feel like giving up on life? Have you experienced emotional devastation? Are you having trouble letting go of the past? Have you experienced something so painful that is seems impossible to overcome?

If you answered yes, there is a chance that sooner or later physical symptoms of discomfort will appear: headache, digestive problems, irritable bowel, nervous palpitations, allergies and asthma, endocrine or hormonal disorders, skin problems, appetite troubles … These are mainly psychosomatic diseases. Body and mind are one; it is natural that diseases interact between body and mind, mind and body. We need thus a holistic system of treatment get out of this vicious circle.

The ICM – Genesis Spagyric combination has been formulated to gently lead the patient to understand and overcome loss and grief and to tear down emotional hindrances. It is the root treatment in countless ailments.

This is the specificity and the major strength of Spagyric medicine that does not only alleviate symptoms of physical discomfort but heals emotional injuries.

ICM – Genesis goes to the cause of the illness, helps the patient understand it, integrate it, and then be able to go on forward. ICM – Genesis regulates also energy flows through the body, so that the person functions in a healthy manner again. The healing path may be long, but worth taking, as the root cause of the illness is identified and dealt with, so that full healing is made possible.

There are many examples of situations in which ICM-Genesis provides good support:

Chronic constipation, excess weight, water retention, high blood sugar and cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, hot flushes in menopause: all may be symptoms (or symbols – emotionally speaking) of something we are not able to let go of.

ICM – Genesis helps deal with old problems, fill our body with renewed energy and move on into the future. The properties of the three essences, in this combination, namely Iris, Crataegus and Malva, are shown in the appendix below.

The combination is built to deal with the past, to welcome the present and to open the path to the future:

Iris is the plant that allows to see things, it broadens one’s eyes so that we are able to see, to know, and to act, that is to understand the problem and deal with it.

Crataegus brings oxygen in our cells, renewed energy, so that in the present we are filled with all potential to move towards the future. We become able to welcome the present: even if the present situation is difficult, we accept it and make the best of it to progress with serenity into the future.

Malva represents the change: unpleasant or sad things may have happened in the past; now that we have identified the cause of the problem and are ready to go on, we benefit from the propulsive energy of Malva to begin a new life. Malva is also the new energy in the New Year to fulfil the good resolutions.

ICM – Genesis is especially effective after the loss of a dear one, it helps in bereavement and is also a support in case of sleep problems, pre-depression, worries related to a financial burden on your shoulders. It assists in withdrawal from tobacco, alcohol, licit or illicit drugs. It may also be used when a person wants to end a relationship but is not able make the first move.

Dosage: 7 drops 3 times daily, dilute in a small glass of water, to ensure the emotional impact, according to Spagyric concepts. Length of treatment varies according to the patient, but a minimum of 2 to 3 months is recommended; longer use is also possible, as there is no toxicity of side effects in Spagyric medicine.

Appendix

All Spagyric essences exhibit healing properties both on physical and energetic/emotional levels. It is not possible here to discuss in detail all conditions in which ICM- Genesis may be used, but in looking at the appendix below you will easily understand how these essences both relieve physical symptoms listed before and support emotional issues.

PHYLAK SPAGYRIC ESSENCES PROPERTIES
Iris versicolor Headaches (stress, with stomach troubles); heartburns; digestive and hormonal functions regulator, skin problems…Iris is the third eye that allows to see things, to put them in perspective; it deals with affective shocks, develops intuition and gives a farsighted faculty in to the future; it symbolises joy.
Crataegus majalis Basically a plant for heart (high blood pressure, irregular beating, water retention), Crataegus increases the blood flow in vessels and brings more oxygen to the cells.The word “oxygen” may be understood also as energy, thus Crataegus, remedy for the heart that propels the blood in arteries is also the remedy for ensuring the harmonious circulation of energy throughout the body as it brings renewed (oxygenated) energy to our cells. Its symbol is the opening towards life; it is an elixir of life that brings the energy that frees from death. It allows to endure difficult situations and promotes the opening of the heart towards a feeling of accomplishment.
Malva silvestris Soothing anti-inflammatory remedy (sore throat, constipation, irritated mucous membranes…), Malva is foremost a plant providing the patient with strong (Yang) energy, allowing to progress with big strides into the future. It is the essence symbolising a new beginning, the essence of evolution. It helps remove bad/sad thoughts, purifies the energetic bodies, and promotes the circulation of the energy and the reconstruction of our cells. It is a harmonising remedy, a plant of the Era of Aquarius, a plant of Life.


In conclusion, ICM – Genesis is the combination for patients who need support in countless situations linked to a change: the desire to change a sad situation, to evolve, to progress in life, to get rid of unnecessary burdens.

Anti-depressant

Modern western society is known for its high depression rate. Research conducted by the World Health Organisation has highlighted the prevalence of depression in modern society: depression is the number one psychological disorder in the western world. It is growing in all age groups, in every community, and the growth is seen most in the young, especially teenagers. At the rate of increase, it will be the 2nd most disabling condition in the world by 2020, behind heart disease. It is a life-threatening disorder as many depressed people want to die – 15 per cent of people with severe depression commit suicide, but an even higher proportion will attempt it. Others deliberately inflict physical harm on themselves, a behaviour that is used to cope with difficult or painful feelings.

Most common symptoms are: intense sadness, worthlessness, pessimism, exhaustion, loss of interest, loss of self confidence, sleep pattern disruption, poor memory and on the whole reduced emotional well-being; some people experience also physical symptoms such as significant changes in weight (either loss or gain) and polymorphous aches and pains.

Biological causes of depression are due to changes in the brain chemistry, leading to imbalances of neurotransmitters, natural substances that allow brain cells to communicate with one another. Furthermore, cortisol, the stress hormone that the body produces in response to stress, anger or fear also may be altered in depressed people, hence their difficulties to cope with stressful situations.

Many antidepressant agents are currently available through doctors’ prescriptions. Their mechanism of action is restoring balance of neurotransmitters in the brain. Though many people suffering from severe depression benefit from them and are able to live again a normal life, these drugs tend to be prescribed too easily. For example, anti-depressants known as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) exhibit critical side effects and should not be given as first treatment for patients suffering from mild depression. Possible side effects include insomnia, anxiety, nausea, suicidal thoughts and self harms. In the United States, top officials of the Food and Drug Administration acknowledged for the first time last year that antidepressants appeared to lead some children and teenagers to become suicidal. A study in mice revealed also that the prescription of these drugs to children impaired bone growth… Last year, 19 millions prescriptions were handed out, which include drugs like Prozac and Seroxat.”

There is little argument that severe or manic cases of depression call for the attention of specialized medicine, though for minor or mild depression caused by stress, tension, loss, or worry, natural medicine offers safe solutions.

In particular, Spagyric medicine proposes a safe and effective alternative, FREEDOM ESSENCE, with no side effects and none of the common withdrawal symptoms experienced by many patients while weaning of allopathic antidepressants. It has been especially designed to overcome mood swings, to find back strength to go on through life, even in the darkest moments, and to visualize the future with hope, keeping in mind that one of the essential ingredients to recovery is learning to love oneself.

Angelica archangelica calms all digestive problems common with depression; on the emotional side, it is our guardian angel providing protection
Gentiana lutea antidepressant; allows overcome all that has not been digested in life and causing self-depreciation feelings
Hypericum perforatum central essence to fight depression and mood swings, soothes nerves, allows restful sleep
Melissa officinalis tranquilising essence, nerve tonic, eliminates fears for the present and the future; helps to overcome frustration and disgust of life
Mentha piperita stimulating essence
Rhus toxicodendron gives roots, a base, and in the same time forces to go on

The Spagyric essences exhibit their unique healing properties on the emotional issues of depression. Spagyric is an ever-evolving therapeutic of great help to assist patients wandering on their own emotional paths, helping them to progress step by step: it is particularly suited for ailments where the patient has to evolve and to understand his/her problems to be able to move on.

Alternative to HRT

Hormonal balance – Women (Cycle regulation, PMS, perimenopause…)

Female hormonal health is not just related to menstruation and menopause – it is a matter of lifelong well-being and longevity. Symptoms of hormone imbalance in women may begin as early as the late twenties. Some researches suggest even that a woman’s hormonal problems can begin even before birth, during her foetal development if her mother is under chronic stress. These troubles increase as a woman ages, especially if ignored in the earlier years.

Hormone imbalance symptoms can be any one or more of the following:

  • Acne
  • Allergy symptoms
  • Cysts in breasts
  • Depression, fatigue and anxiety
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Hair loss and facial hair growth
  • Headaches, dizziness and foggy thinking, menstrual migraine
  • Lack of ovulation
  • Low libido
  • Osteoporosis
  • PCOS
  • PMS /PMDD (emotional and physical troubles)
  • Urinary tract infections and incontinence
  • Weight gain, water retention and bloating
  • Wrinkly skin

Symptoms of hormone imbalance are caused primarily by the incorrect relationship between progesterone and oestrogen levels in the body. This imbalance originates probably in many factors such as heredity, food, environment, stress and life styles. Birth control pills, household chemicals, car exhaust and other environmental xenoestrogens disrupt the balance. In addition, women often have stressful lives, eat processed foods or skip meals, take HRT and have hysterectomies. All these factors disrupt the balance.

Gentle regulation of the hormonal feminine system may be achieved by a unique Spagyric combination of essences, FEMININE HORMONAL BALANCE.

In restoring the hormonal equilibrium, it is a non-toxic, non-invasive, alternative innovation in women health care. Spagyric medicine revitalise the body and mind as the patient receives a natural remedy derived from ancient, traditional and modern traditions.

Some of the essences in it work synergistically to balance oestrogen and progesterone levels, others help liver function, soothe nerves and are rich in trace elements. All provide durable and in depth regulation. The combination should be taken for at least 3 to 6 months.

In addition to the symptoms of imbalance listed above, this combination is especially useful in regulating cycles (puberty, perimenopause, after taking the pill …) and allows a more serene entering into menopause.

Some of the essences in our composition and their healing properties are listed in the table below:

Dioscorea villosa Wild Yam is the most important element in this combination, and the association with the other plants increases its effectiveness. The Spagyric essence of Dioscorea villosa has both oestrogen and progesterone properties and acts as a hormonal regulator; it has also an anti-inflammatory action, captures free radicals and allows better assimilation of Calcium and Magnesium (osteoporosis). On the energetic level, it promotes emotional balance
Hypericum perforatum Plant for the central nervous system and nerves, Hypericum regulates the hormonal system through the pituitary gland
Agnus castus Progesterone-like essence, it contributes to hormonal regulation; it reduces night sweats and hot flushes, fatigue, anxiety and other similar psychological symptoms, breast tenderness, bloating, hair loss, vaginal dryness and atrophy, and restores libido
Carduus marianus Carduus supports liver function and promotes also cell regeneration; it works in synergy with Achillea. A poor liver function has been linked to many complaints such as period troubles (dysmenorrhoea, amenorrhoea, excessive bleeding), leucorrhoea, infertility, frigidity, menopause symptoms, cystitis, and itching of the genitals
Avena sativa Soothing essence for nerves, it is especially effective because it not only calms irritated nerves but strengthens them, making the person more able to face the challenges of modern life; it is rich in minerals (osteoporosis) and fights tiredness
Pulsatilla With its impact on psyche, mucous membranes and genitals, Pulsatilla is a specific remedy for sensitive woman: it helps in headaches, rheumatism with always changing pains, melancholy, throbbing (pulse) pains and symptoms, unstable nature, faint-hearted, mood swing and tears; it tones the venous circulation and the lymphatic system; it decreases the impact of the nervous system on the hormonal system, thus complements harmoniously the combination

Chronic fatigue syndrome

The symptoms of this illness seem endless, the condition is chronic, and the diagnosis is made by exclusion. There is no known cure; medicine proposes only drugs to relieve symptoms. A change of diet may help and it may clear up occasionally with time.

It is generally known as CFS: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, CFIDS: Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome or ME: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

This debilitating, but seldom fatal, condition seems to affect many more women than men, and adults more than children.

In the 1980s, it was labelled yuppie flu, and sufferers were dismissed as whiners, hypochondriacs or just plain lazy. Many doctors believed this disease was “all in the mind” and refused to take it seriously. In 2002 however, the chief medical officer in England declared CFS a real medical condition and promised the 150,000 sufferers of the illness that more research would be carried out to find the best ways to treat it.

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that as many as 500,000 people in the United States have CFS or a CFS-like condition.

Most common symptoms are:

  • Muscle fatigue and muscle spasms
  • Nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, IBS
  • Complete exhaustion, not alleviated by rest, duration longer than six months
  • Nerve pains, headaches with stiff neck, backache, migratory arthralgia without joint swelling or redness, muscles soreness
  • Vertigo, dizziness, concentration problems, foggy thinking, blurred vision
  • Sleep disorders, depression, excessive irritability
  • Poor immunity: swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, mild fever
  • Allergies: hypersensitivity to chemicals, alcohol, foods and medication: total “allergy syndrome”

While there are many suspected causes of the disease, there is currently no definitive evidence of one causative agent. It may be due to a chronic infection with Epstein-Barr virus (mononucleosis) and there is certainly a “yeast connection” worsened by repeated courses of antibiotic drugs, unhealthy diets (excess of sugars and alcohol). All patients have low magnesium levels.

Spagyric medicine may offer an alternative treatment helping to relieve symptoms, boost immunity and energy, allowing sufferers to cope better with this debilitating ailment.

The Spagyric essences in the combination work in synergy, each bringing its own specific healing properties and reinforcing the action of others.

The advantages of this therapeutic are a total lack of toxicity and the compatibility with an allopathic treatment if necessary; furthermore, it assists healing the emotions related to this ailment and guides the patient on the healing path.

The healing properties of some essences in our “ME” combination are listed below:

Hypericum perforatum nervous system, pains, sleep disorders, depression, irritability
Lycopodium clavatum specific remedy in case of CFS, gives strength and motivation, perseverance and resilience; regulates blood sugar level, sustains liver and kidneys functions
Fucus vesiculosus normalises metabolic and thyroid functions, strengthens the lymphatic system, remineralising; painkiller
Rhus toxicodendron pain and inflammation for mucous membranes and joints, one of Paracelsus’ major remedies, allowing to discover where the problem began (homing device)
Melilotus officinalis regulates the hormonal system, soothes irritated nerves, pains and inflammation, clears lymphatic congestion; tonic for the whole body, from head to feet (vertigo, heart, circulatory system)

Acute and Chronic Pain and Inflammation

NEW YORK (Reuters), September 30th, 2004

— The arthritis drug Vioxx®, used by millions of people around the world, is being pulled off the market after a study confirmed long-standing concerns that it raises the risk of heart attack and stroke, the manufacturer, Merck & Co., said today.

Vioxx® (rofecoxib) has been used to ease acute pains and inflammation in cases of arthritis and rheumatoid polyarthritis. It was designed to block inflammation and pain as effectively as standard non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen, while causing far fewer ulcers and gastrointestinal problems than the older treatments. It has been now withdrawn from the market due to increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

One of the leading health reporters in the United Sates, Jack Challem, highlighted an article in the Archives of Internal Medicine reporting that the regular use of NSAIDs (non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs), other than aspirin, doubled a person’s risk of being hospitalized for heart failure. Among seniors with histories of heart disease, use of NSAIDs increased the risk of hospitalization for heart failure tenfold. Seniors are the major users of NSAIDs for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and other painful conditions. Also, regular NSAID use, especially aspirin and ibuprofen, accelerate cartilage breakdown in joints. Ironically, the use of NSAIDs to relieve osteoarthritic pain actually speeds up the underlying disease process characterized by the destruction of cartilage padding in the joints. Furthermore, these allopathic drugs promote acidification of the body, which maintains inflammation.

To treat patients suffering from inflammatory diseases, one can recommend this remarkable alternative offered by Spagyric medicine, accompanied by healthy food, rich in antioxidants and avoiding hydrogenated fats containing trans fatty acids that worsen any inflammatory condition

Natural medicine offers safe alternative with a Spagyric combination, alleviating both pain and inflammation, non toxic and without known side effects.

The suggested Spagyric combination consists in the following essences:

Taxus-Arnica-Bellis-Symphytum

An ointment containing 20 % of the same Spagyric combination in a good quality base may be applied locally several times a day if necessary to complement the internal treatment.

Taxus baccata remedy for rheumatoid pains (arthritis), especially chronic pains. Remedy evacuating toxic products poisoning us in the long run
Arnica montana major pain killer, similar to Aspirin, but without side effect
Bellis perennis for deep pain, complements Arnica in case of rheumatoid pains
Symphytum for very deep pain felt in the depth of bones, with regenerating and anti-inflammatory effect

Cancer support

While many progresses have been made in the complex therapy protocols, no effective treatment available today is devoid of side effects: the quality of life of cancer patients is greatly affected by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. They damage not only the rapidly-dividing cancerous cells, but take their toll on normal cells: gastrointestinal troubles (nausea, diarrhoea…), mouth sores, fatigue and insomnia, or excessive sleepiness, are common problems for cancer patients.

The project of Phylak Laboratories on cancer is absolutely unique and we continue to research on this area. We prefer to share the information only to those practitioners who attend our seminars.

It is good to remember that the name of the Laboratories PHYLAK means:

Phytotherapy

Laboratory Analysis

Cancer Research.