How can Geotherapy help resolve Health Problems?

Geotherapy is the use of various types of soil in therapeutic applications. The same term is sometimes used since 1991, together with the term bioethics, to mean the healing of the world, the environmental recovery of the planet Earth, seen by some to be an independent living being, Gaia. But the more common application of the word is in the treatment of health problems for individual human beings through the use of natural geological products, which is how it will be used here.

While the mineral world contains many beneficial combinations of the planet's basic elements, including water and crystals, one of the most medicinal materials on Earth is clay. Clay is formed from silicon-based stone, usually granite, being ground to a fine powder over centuries and accumulating underground, usually near springs where subterranean waters deposit this mineral on their way to the surface.

Some people find it strange to think that the dirt we walk on can be therapeutic. Others, students of older cultures, find it ridiculous that we have collectively forgotten the healing capabilities of the soil. Many animals cover themselves with dust or mud when they don't feel well, instinctively knowing of the curative powers of the earth. And humans also have access to those same benefits, although under more controlled conditions.(check youtube video people applying river mud for healing). Here is a video on mud bath on youtube in a resort.

According to some specialists, clay has a negative charge of electromagnetic energy. This gives it the physical property of being able to attract and absorb ions which have a positive charge, including free radicals and other toxic materials in the human body. Thus it can draw infections, inflammations and accumulated toxins from within the body. By mixing with a little water to form a paste, then spreading this paste over the affected area, the absorption process begins. This can help resolve health problems in joints, organs, inflamed nerves or muscles, as well as treating bruises or even more serious health problems. Do not trust this? Read the testimonials from Clay Users.

Ideally, the clay mix should be covered with a light cloth or paper towel and left in place till it dries. The patient should be covered, to avoid catching a cold from the humidity. This should be accompanied by the patient lying down during the required time (1-2 hours). Afterwards, this poultice can be removed with water. This detoxification (The process of removing toxic substances) capacity alone would be enough to make clay an important healing tool. But it has other properties that give it added value.

Using clay as Geotherapy cools the inner heat of inflammations and internal fevers, transferring this warmth from the body to the paste. In the process, it stimulates blood circulation at the place where it's been applied, causing the body to irrigate the specific location with more oxygen and helping the immune system to send more white blood cells to remove the cause of the health problem.

Although the concept seems comical to some, the skin can be understood to be a second mouth, an organ for absorbing nutrition (or toxins) from the external environment. Making use of this natural phenomenon, Geotherapy can feed the body with the large quantity of trace elements, or micronutrients, carried in clay. These substances cannot be manufactured by the body itself, but must be absorbed from food.

This form of diet supplementation is often known as mineralization. Aside from the silicon dioxide that is the basic compound forming clay, the content of other elements may vary widely from one location to another, but often includes iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, aluminum, manganese, cobalt, nickel, calcium, sodium, potassium and chromium. Plasters of clay, occasionally combined with herbal teas or vegetable extracts, can be applied to the skin to provide nourishment to the surrounding cells.

Clay can also be used internally, although the quality must be guaranteed. It must either come from a natural source far from contact with subterranean residues of civilization, such as sewage or seepage from garbage or roads, or be of pharmaceutical grade. The same degree of purity is important if the clay will be used on open wounds. Internal Geotherapy can be conducted by dissolving a little clay in water and drinking it (swirl the glass when it's nearly empty and try to drink all the sediment), or by using it in enema form.

Medicinal clay can be purchased in health food stores, or extracted from the earth. Dig at least half a meter below the surface, remove the clay from the ground in lumps, and take them to a place where they can be dried. Break up the lumps and grind or pound them to make powder, then dry this dust in the sun. Sift it to remove sand or large particles that may remain, and store it in glass jars.

Never use the same clay twice, as it will have absorbed toxins from the first use. Dispose of it in nature, where it will be adequately recycled. Modern cosmetic practices use clay as a facial mask, to tone up the skin and remove excess oils. It can also be used in other parts of the body to remove cellulite.

Another form of Geotherapy that doesn't require more complicated application techniques is simply to take off your shoes and walk on bare ground or the beach. In this way, too, people can reap the benefits of contact with the Earth to avoid or resolve health problems, exchanging electrons with the soil. It alleviates stress, and recharges the human energy field.

Written By : David Michael (Terespolis, Brazil)

Recommended Resources

Bentonite Clay - 250g: Bentonite is one of the most powerful and most effective healing clays used by indigenous cultures since before recorded history because of its healing benefits.

Clay Cure: Natural Healing from the Earth: A review on amazon: I have used clay for years and this small book gives a lovely insight in to its uses and benefits, along with helpful dosage instructions and places to buy clay in different forms.

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Edited by: Rajesh Bihani ( Find me on Google+ )

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