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Book Review: Edgar Cayce Encyclopedia of Healing by Reba Ann Karp

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Edgar Cayce Encyclopedia of Healing by Reba Ann Karp describes some of the most famous protocols of Edgar Cayce. Cayce was a healer who utilized
naturally based protocols to heal patients. His treatments were known and well respected in his time, as well as today.

Karp describes classic Cayce approaches to malfunctions of the body which include poor assimilation and diet, spinal subluxations, a lack of acid/base balance, an uncoordinated nervous system, bad circulation, toxins and glandular malfunctions. Karp’s book covers Cayce’s protocols for all of these conditions. The protocols have been in use for decades and continue in use.

For instance, Cayce traced blindness to inadequate toxin elimination, spinal pressures, and general physical debilitating conditions in existence for many years. Treatments for blindness included standard surgery for some patients but it also included spinal manipulations, massages, dietary changes, glycothymoline packs for the spine, and the Erlanger Method of low current doses to the eye.

Cayce found a number of common problems in asthma patients, namely poor spinal alignment, excess levels of stress, and either poor diet or classic allergens. The Cayce treatment for pneumonia was very unique and the protocol transcended the exclusive use of antibiotics.

Cayce sought to provide pneumonia patients with an alkaline diet over too much acid in foods. Patients also received massages to help drain the lungs and alcohol rubs to reduce fevers.

Massages were considered to be important to help prevent patients from choking to death from stubborn pockets of mucus. Cayce utilized eucalyptus for patients to inhale together with benzoin. Cayce utilized syrup of squill for infections, as well as onion juice.

Cayce believed that arthritis was aggravated by poor assimilation and elimination of toxins, intestinal imbalances, and poor circulation. Cayce utilized massages with peanut oil, dietary changes, colonics, spinal manipulation, and medicinal use of gold and Atomidine. Cayce also believed that arthritis originated from liver, glandular, and kidney malfunctions.

Edgar Cayce Encyclopedia of Healing is a wonderful tool for use in order to supplement conventional medicine. There are qualified practitioners in the area of complementary medicine. Many of the modern medical practitioners in complementary medicine are listed in Burton Goldberg’s book on The Definitive Guide to Alternative Medicine. Readers should utilize Edgar Cayce’s protocols with the concurrence of their medical team of experts.

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.