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A Healer's Guide To Healing

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1 A Healer's Guide To Healing on Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:57 pm

Regular wounds: Press cotton or moss against the wound. Hold firmly until bleeding has stopped. Take wet moss and wash away the blood and dirt from the wound. Chew to a pulp; marigold and goldenrod. Apply evenly to the wound. Take cobwebs and layer them over. Give patient dandilion or poppy seeds to help with pain.
Deep wounds: Press cotton or moss firmly to the wound until bleeding has stopped. Wash away dirt and blood with wet moss. Chew together goldenrod and marigold. Spit out and apply into wound. Carefully pour honey into the wound. Work the skin so it presses back together, the honey will help it stick. Take thread of cobweb and work it to a pine needle. Sew the wound shut, to keep it from reopening. Place over wound thick layers of cobwebs. Give patient dandilion or poppy seeds to help with pain.
'C' marks: Press cotton or moss firmly to the wound. If the 'C' is over the eye, take special care when apply pressure. As with one on the throat. Once the bleeding is stopped, wash the wound out with wet moss, and water, if needed. Chew together goldenrod, marigold, and blackberry leaves. Mix the pulp together with honey. Now pour this into the wound. Apply evenly, and as deep into the wound as possible. Take clumps of cotton, or moss, and pack them into the 'C'. This will keep the skin from mending back together. Now firmly layer cobwebs over the whole thing. Give patient dandilion or poppy seeds to help with pain.

Broken bones:
*Intibation: Allow patient to a mixture of lavender, chamomile, and passionflower. Wait for patient to fall asleep. Poppy seeds may also be used. Take caution that nursing mothers never recieve poppy seeds.
-Legs: Once the patient is out, turn towards the limb. If it is dirty, or has blood, clean it up. Reallign the leg and set the bone(s). Chew to a pulp; comfrey root and stringing nettle. Apply to break site. Carefully wrap the leg in a soft layer of moss or cotton, for cushion. Then place thick sticks on either side of the leg. Use rush and bindweed to secure the 'cast'.
-Ribs: Clean around the area. Take a claw, tooth, or sharp object and make an incision over the location. Carefully peel away the muscles and tissue layers. Grab the broken ribs and pull them back into place. Use honey, rush, or bindweed to keep them in place. Chew together a pulp of comgrey and stringing needle. Carefully apply to the broken ribs Place the muscle and tissue layers back. Use a thread of cobweb to sew the wound shut. Rub a pulp of marigold over the site, or simply squeeze the plant juice. Layer cobwebs over the top.

Dislocations:
-Joints: Grab two points on either side of the joint. Carefully pop it back into place. The joint will be sore for several days, and the patient should be allowed to rest during that time.
-Sprains: Allow patient several days of rest, inform the Lords to relieve patient of duties temporarily. Give poppy seeds for pain if needed.

Burns: Soak the burn in cool water for at least ten minutes. If ice or snow is avaliable, carefully press to the burn for the same amount of time. Aloe vera, St. John's Wort, chickweed, or Witch hazel may be rubbed to the wound to soothe and heal burns. Allow time for it to seep into the burn and pores. A half hour to an hour is recommended. Carefully apply cobwebs over the burn site.

Seizures: Valerian root, mistletoe leaves, passionflower, chamomile, or motherwort may be used to help patients with seizures, or the like disabilities. Note that only highly experienced healers should treat a patient with seizures. If you do not feel comfortable doing so, steer them off to a higher ranked member.

CPR: To be added.

Births: Keep track of the patient during her pregnancy. Which will last an average of 60 to 63 days, depending. Especially keep track during the last 14 days, for any signs of complications. Borage leaves can be fed to the patient to help milk production, as well as increase the milk's quality. After all, healthy milk will help to produce healthy pups. Which are the future of Seether Carnage. Chaste tree can help with during pregnancy symptoms such as; mood swings, irritability, tenderness of the teets and breasts, cramps, ect. During birth, astragalus may be used to help give the patient stamina and energy. Make sure that the patient has access to water. If needed, send another healer or member to retrieve it via moss or a leaf. DO NOT leave the patient's side, in case any complications arise. Allow something to bite on, such as a stick or an animal bone. This will help to distract from pain. Do be careful that many herbs have side effects that can abstruct the birthing process and be harmful to the mother and pups. Allow the mother to snip, and even eat, the placenta. As well as bite the umbilical cord, and licking her new pups(s. If the mother is too exhausted to do so, grasp the pup carefully in some moss. Slip and pull the placenta sac from the pup, and snip the umbilical cord. Taking moss in both paws and rub the pup until it cries. A sign that it has taken its first breath. Place lips around the maw of the pup, and suck out any fluids in its airways. Then place beside the mother. If needed, encourage the pups to suckle. Raspberry leaves and chervil are good for birthing pain. Chervil also helps to move pups quicker. Fennel may be used for hip pain, extremely useful in older patients. Both ragweed and lamb's ear can be used for strength, especially useful for abnormally long or complicated births.
Other useful herbs:
-During pregnancy: Cinnamon, Dong Quai, rehmannia, ginger, Korean Ginseng, Muira Puama, damiana, suma, Evening Primrose, and white willow.
-Birth: Dong Quai, guarana, and suma.

Bites:
-Snake: Place lips over the bite and suck out as much poison as possible. Apply snakeroot to the bite. Give the herb time to counter the poison and get into the wound. Later, wash and dress the wound.
* Chewed yarrow or tormentil may also be used if snakeroot unavailable. However, snakeroot is the ideal choice.
-Bug: If a stinger remains, remove it from the site. Apply the white liquid from dandelions.
-Rat: If bleeding, press down cotton or moss to stop it. Once done, clean the wound with wet moss. Chew the root of a burdock plant, then rub it into the wound. Chew marigold with the burdock root, or roll in garlic, to prevent infection, if desired.

Fleas/Ticks:
-Fleas: To be added.
-Ticks: To be added.

Aches/Pains:
-Tooth: Have patient chew alder or willow bark.
-Head: Feverfew may be used to help relieve a patient of headaches. For severe headaches, and migraines, use cayenne, chaste tree, or ginger. Rose Hips also help with minor headaches.
-Stomach: Chervil, juniper berries, mallow leaves, or watermint can be eaten to aid in stomachaches.
* Willow leaves can be used to prevent vomiting.
-Back: Cordyceps may be used for backaches. Poppy seeds and dandilions can also help.
-Joints: Ragwort or daisy leaves may be used to treat aching joints. Comfrey root is used for stiff joints, or to ease joint swelling. Soaking in water can also ease joint pain.
-Arthritis: Black cohosh, feverfew, sarsaparilla, burdock, white willow, Cat's Claw, ginger, cayenne, licorice celery seed, horse chestnut, and turmeric can be used for arthritis treatment. Water therapy is also useful, however it requires assistance and supervision.

Poisoning:
-Food: Once a patient is treated, immediatly contact the Lords and Fletchers. Have them check all food before consumption.
-Poisons: Most of the time, poisoning will merely result in stomach aches. Which are to be treated if mentioned above. For more severe poisonings, feed patient yarrow or singing neetle leaves. Which will cause them to throw up the contents of their stomach. Then bring them water via leaf or moss.
*Poisonous plants: Yew berries, holly berries, water helmlock, foxglove, deadly nightshade, death berries, human made poisons, rosary peas, aconite, white baneberries, desert rose, agave, white snakeroot, corn cockle, columbine, henbane, Indian icorice, ragwort, betal nut palm, starch root, bloodroot, black locust, elephant ear, angel's trumpet, suicide tree, greater celandine, christmas rose, cicuta, autumn crocus, hemlock, daffodil, corn lily, stinging tree, larkspur, milky mangrove, oleander, false acacia, hogweed, common ivy, hamchineel, holly, horse chestnuut, hyacinth, Jimson weed, lily/lilium, mountain laurel, darnel, manchineel tree, mango tree, calabar bean, pokeweed, poison oak, African sumac, castor oil plant, elderberry, yew tree, corn lily, wolfsbane, winter cherry, cocklebur, and more.*

Illness:
-Cold: The common cold is quite, well, common. If a cold or flu gets bad enough, it can turn into pneumonia. Echinacea, cinnamon, schizandra, ginger and ginger root, a mixture of lemon juice and honey are used to cure a cold. It is best to catch it right away, and it should be gone within a few days.
-Stomach: Stomach illnesses are normally caused by eating or drinking tainted food or water. Beetroot, ginger, berries, pumpkin seeds can cure it easily. It is important for the healer to make sure the patient gets the herbs, and food. As their body will probably reject and throw it back up.
-Flu: The flu is much worse than the common cold. And is actually life threatening if left untreated. Like the cold, it is best to catch it early on. Dispite popular belief, a cold can NOT turn into the flu, as they are caused by completely different viruses. Ginger, elderberry, echinacea, boneset, and American ginseng can be used. It is important to seperate them as much as possible from others, as to avoid a spread. Healers should take herbs as well, to keep from getting sick.
Symptoms:
-Fever: Lavender, feverfew, white willow, rehmannia, olive, licorice, and gentian surpresses fevers.
-Immunity: Ginger, honey, ginseng, garlic, cordyceps, echinacea, astragalus, spirulina, Siverian ginseng, shiitake and reishi mushrooms, saw palmetto, maitake, cat's claw, and astragalus can boost the immune system.
-Congestion/coughing: Peppermint, licorice root, borage, tansy, chickweed, Zhi Shi, and reishi mushrooms may be used for coughs and congestion. Slippery elm is useful for coughs, as well as sore throats.
*Having the patient scream and shriek can help to keep the lungs clear.
-Running nose and nasal congestion: Cayenne, bromelain, oregano, and wild oncions ease nasal congestion and running noses. Note that the nose will run for a couple days while the nasal passage clears out.
-Sore throat: Healers may use marshmallow root, honeysuckle flower, sage, or honey for sore and raw throats. Tansy, marshmallow, horse chestnut, and peppermint are also used, and can aid in chest congestion.
*Honey makes swallowing easier. And can be mixed with herbs for the patient to eat. If the patient is uncontious or unable to move on their own, slowly and carefully pour the mixture into their mouth. Let it run down the back of their throat.
-Pains/aches/ect: *See above.*

Respiratory:
-Infections: Mullein, echinacea, ginger, hyssop, licorice root, lobelia, marshmallow root, platain, skullcap, thyme, anise, cherry bark, and yerba santa may be used to aid in a variety of respiratory infections such as bronchitis, bacterial and viral infections, and other illnesses.
-Pneumonia: As stated above, a cold or flu can turn into pneumonia if left untreated. Pneumonia is very dangerous, and life threatening. Astragalus, echinacea, ginger, goldenseal, licorice, and pleurisy root are recommended for pneumonia treatment. Patient should be seperated from the pack to avoid spread. Caught early on, pneumonia can be treated easily. If left untreated, it can lead to death.
-Asthma: Bacopa, Boswellia Serrata, Ginkgo Biloba, Mullein, and reishi mushrooms are useful for patients with asthma, or similar problems.
-Allergies: Butterbur, neti pots, quercetin, stringing neetle, bee pollen, and reishi mushrooms are good for allergy treatment. However, they aren't to be used in a longterm treatment unless supervised by an experienced healer. And should only be used for temporary treatment. Ginkgo biloba may be used for allergies as well as asthma.

Mental:
-Depression: Korean and American ginseng is used for longterm depression. St. John's Wort, schizandra, and shiitake mushrooms are also used. Spending time with the pack and loved ones is also highly recommended. All medics should be open and understanding to patients needing to vent and express their issues. Even help as much as possible. Do remember that being a medic isn't all physical, but mental healing as well. And it is a medic's responsibility to act as a therapist, if need be.
-Anxiety and panic attacks: Dandelion leaves, poppy seeds, lavender, thyme, and chamomile can calm a patient down. Also can be used are: American ginseng, valerian, bacopa, hops, celery seed, damiana, ginkgo biloba, passionflower, and tea leaves.
-Insomnia: Hops, chamomile, and schizandra be used as treatments for insomnia. As can taking poppy seeds or dandilions before bed.

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