Do You Have Cysts, Growths or Tumours?

Many of my clients come to me with small cysts in various parts of their body. They could be anywhere, but mostly I get clients with cysts in the breasts, kidneys or in the reproductive organs. Anything growing inside our bodies that we feel should not be there, is of concern and of course our first reaction may be to get it out of there. Often the removal can be also harmful to our health. It is important to be educated and empowered enough to make correct assessments of what we want to do without being swayed by fear.

A cyst is a pouch or sac with a membrane around it and no real opening. It is usually filled with fluid or some kind of matter and can develop in an organ or in any body cavity. It can also be filled with hardened material.

Some health professionals believe that some cysts can be caused by free radical calcium or an imbalance of minerals in the body. Fibrin can be another cause when it coagulates forming cysts or tumours but realistically there can be many reasons why they form. Of course the basis of ill-health is imbalance and high levels of inflammation so if we want to get to the heart of the problem we need to look at your levels and put you on the right herbs, supplements and diet to eliminate this as much as possible.

Black Walnut has long been an herb used in the natural treatment of cysts, as has chaparral. Other useful foods and herbs are yellow dock (for reproductive areas), sarsaparilla, cayenne, mullein, apple cider vinegar and honey.

Sometimes poultices can be made to break up cysts and small tumours and these can either be applied externally if the cyst can be seen, or internally under the instruction of a trained natural therapist. Internally this is done sometimes by the use of a bollus which is a high concentration of a group of natural herbs (kind of like a pill) and these are taken internally. If you have these high concentrations it makes it difficult for the cysts, which are scavengers, to feed off surrounding areas in your body. This means the toxins and poisons are drawn out whilst releasing many healing herbs into the one area. It’s like flooding the system with good stuff to break the cysts down.

Detoxes and cleanses are also important in terms of ridding the body of mucus, Candida, polyps etc and these also can be administered by a trained natural therapist. It is also important to remember to keep up the level of antioxidants, vitamins – specifically C and to take natural supplements to adjust any deficiencies in the body.

An old remedy used by our grandmothers is that of Castor Oil taken when needed. It will make you go to the toilet and expel toxins and mucus from the gut however too much of it will have unfavourable side effects so you need to watch how you take it. Again moderation is the key.

Handled properly it is possible that cysts will disperse into the blood stream or when you go to the bathroom down the toilet. Remember also that your skin is one of the largest organs and releases toxins through its pores.

Often a reaction to cysts or tumours is to have them removed. Whilst this does have the solution of removing the cyst it does not look at the possible causes whether they are physical, emotional or energetic. Admittedly there are deficiencies in the body if the cyst has physically manifested but it is necessary to keep in mind that many of our illnesses have emotional and energetic causes which need to be cleared up otherwise the illness recurs. Some believe that such illnesses as tumours and cancers could possibly be the result of suppression and resentment and if these things are not looked at they believe that the illness will, and often does, recur.

It is therefore important to work with a natural therapist who can help you on all levels to get to some of the ’causes’ of your cysts and eliminate them. Things like inflammation, diet, supplements and deficiencies need to be looked at as well as emotional suppressions and resentments that have built up surrounding organs in the area where the damage has been caused.

The Importance of Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

According to a study completed by Community Transportation Association, some 3.6 million people in the United States miss a doctor’s appointment or put off going to the doctor simply because they do not have any way to get there. Of that 3.6 million, 950,000 are children. Most of these individuals are low-income and lack a working vehicle. While larger areas have affordable public transportation, not everyone lives in these areas. However, for those with low-income, non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) options are available.

Because low-income patients fall through the gaps, the NEMT benefits fill those gaps. In some cases, ambulances are utilized to help patients get to where they need, especially if they are coming from a nursing home. However, subsidies in certain areas allow patients to take taxis, vans, or car services to get to their appointments.

Spending a Little to Save a Lot

Studies indicate that by providing non-emergency medical transportation for routine appointments, Medicaid and Medicare can actually save money. Of course, there is an investment necessary for the system to work. Despite the increased cost, it has been shown that the investment is returned. These studies show that providing this service saves an average of $367 per person.

Routine non-emergency medical transportation is approximately fifteen times cheaper than if that same patient took an ambulance to the emergency room for treatment. On average, the NEMT services only account for 10 percent of the total Medicaid patient base. The expenses total only one percent of the department’s expenditures.

Additional studies conducted by Florida State University determined that even if just one percent of all funded NEMT trips ended with the person going to a doctor’s office instead of the emergency room, the state would see a return of 1108 percent. This is approximately a return of $11.08 for each dollar spent by state agencies.

Keeping In Line With the Affordable Care Act

Providing non-emergency medical transportation is key to staying in line with the Affordable Care Act. The ACA requires that Medicaid coverage is available for all low-income American citizens. It is an important part of the US having an effective and efficient health care system.

In recent changes to Medicaid, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services made providing consistent access to medicinal treatments a mandatory benefit. This change is an effort to provide effective management for the escalating costs associated with hospital costs. It is also an important aspect to ensure general health care gets to those who need it most.

It is important to offer non-emergency medical transportation to those who need it most to keep American citizens healthy. Thanks to new laws and regulations, the NEMT benefits serve as the lifeblood of Medicaid. Additionally, it reduces the financial burden of the state and federal government by avoiding ambulance transportation and emergency room visits that could have been avoided if there had been an alternate means of transport.