Eight Steps for A Woman Dancing
by Susun S Weed, c. 1997
Submit. Give up. Make room for the miracle.
2. Inform yourself. Listen
to your intuition. Examine all the options, but only use what feels right to you.
3. Accept support. Surround yourself with loving friends, healing music,
special colors, prayer and affirmation. Create a ceremony of healing/wholing and
invite your supporters.
4. Annoint your breast(s) with healing herbal oils
such as calendula, dandelion, or poke. Visualize healing energies suffusing your
5. Maximize the healthy qualities of your diet: Use organic olive
oil and butter to the exclusion of other fats. Increase your use beans, especially
lentils, and fermented foods such as yogurt, sauerkraut, miso, tamari, homemade
wines and beers. Include immune building and anticancer herbs in your diet:
- Daily use of a nourishing infusion, especially red clover flower or burdock
root or violet leaf infusions.
- Daily use of fresh herb vinegars, especially
yellow dock, burdock , and dandelion root vinegars.
- Frequent use of
a long-cooked soup containing seaweed (such as kombu or wakame), astragalus root,
and medicinal mushrooms (reishi, shiitake, puffballs, etc.).
you exercise level. Take a yoga or tai chi class weekly. Walk daily. Get a weekly
massage. Pamper yourself with activity.
7. Use drugs (chemotherapy, tamoxifen,
anesthesia, pain killers) as required but (1) consider a short trial of a powerful
herb such as poke root before resorting to drugs and (2) always combine drug use
with complimentary herbs. For instance, protect the liver with milk thistle seed
8. Use radiation and surgery as needed but (1) always combine
with complimentary herbs and (2) be willing to set limits that you feel comfortable
with, they can't take your lymph glands if you say "No."
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