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  • Introduction to Cancer Salves

    Cancer Salves is a botanical approach to cancer treatment. This section will help guide you in your quest to know more about the history, procedures and issues surrounding cancer salves from Ingrid Naiman and the Sacred Medicine Sanctuary.

    • Why I started this Site
      • There is so much to know about the use of Cancer Salves, and in this site I share the information accumulated over long years of research and use for those who seek alternatives to conventional cancer treatments, as well as those on a quest for deeper knowledge.
    • My First Exposure to Cancer Salves
      • Jane Heimlich assured me that reputable doctors have had excellent results with black and yellow salves. She encouraged me to present the full history of this treatment so that the world would understand them properly
    • What Are Escharotic Salves
      • There are two basic types of cancer salves or pastes, those whose action depends on toxic minerals or acids and those that are herbal. Learn more about salves in this section
    • Escharotic Pastes in the Americas
      • Early settlers in the New World depended on imports from the Old World; but when supplies were cut off due to war or other factors, they relied on Native Americans for their daily as well as medical needs. Explore the history of escharotic salve use in North America and know the roots of this method of treatment
    • Secrecy Surrounding Cancer Cures
      • Any treatment that is less mutilating, less painful, and more promising needs to be seriously examined for its relevancy, regardless of whether or not it is ancient or tribal.
    • Types of Cancer Salves
      • The two most famous exponents of external treatment of cancer, Frederic Mohs, MD, and Harry Hoxsey, both used bloodroot pastes that contained zinc chloride and antimony. Hildegard of Bingen and John Christopher used purely botanical salves. Learn the difference between these two types.
    • Zinc Chloride
      • Zinc chloride is a highly antiseptic caustic that is somewhat more readily absorbed by malignant tissue than by normal tissue, though it is often reactive with healthy as well as morbid tissue.
    • Bloodroot: Sanguinarea canadensis
      • Bloodroot was prized for its root sap, an interesting exudate that remarkably resembles blood. The roots, usually used fresh, are made into washes, poultices, snuffs, dental powders, and escharotic pastes.
    • Responses to Salve Use
      • Traditionally, escharotics were used to treat all cancers of the skin as well as tumors that had ulcerated. They were also considered the treatment of choice for breast cancers, even sometimes for very large tumors that occupy nearly the entire breast.
    • Cure Rate with Cancer Salves
      • Contemporary estimates of the cure rate for escharotics are heavily biased by the inclusion of basal cell carcinomas where success is 99%. Historically, claims were for 75-80% long-term survival and the predominant type of malignancy treated was breast cancer.
    • Safety of Cancer Salves
      • The MD with whom I first discussed the safety of escharotic treatments assured me that escharotic use has never resulted in any deaths and that it involves virtually no risks. While I believe he might have been a bit overconfident, the risks are significantly less than with most other cancer treatments.
    • Comparisons with Surgery
      • Though escharotic treatments are most often compared to surgery, a few people see them as embracing some of the characteristics of irradiation and chemotherapy.
    • Pros and Cons of Salve Use
      • In the right hands, escharotics constitute an important option for cancer patients. They cause no loss of body parts or function, but the products sold today are aggressive.
    • Treatment Using the Escharotic Approach
      • Bloodroot escharotics are aggressive; they destroy cancer and probably some other conditions as well. Goldenseal salves are different. They seem to permit some cells to return to normal.
    • Supervision and Direction using Salves
      • It is impossible for me to say that people absolutely require supervision when using the treatment. However, I will say that most people would be better off with the help of knowledgeable health care practitioners.
    • Goldenseal
      • Many of the herbs used historically in cancer treatment were Native American in origin. Of these, goldenseal has been so prized that it has often been extremely expensive or insufficiently available.
    • Photographs of Eschar
      • There are many stages to the escharotic process, different procedures for each stage, and oftentimes complexities requiring judgment calls, such as what to apply and for how long.
    • Photographs of Healed
      • The healing of a woman diagnosed with breast cancer, as shown by the photographs.

  • About Sacred Medicine Sanctuary

    • Sacred Medicine Sanctuary
      • Information on the church that operates this site as well as the story behind the botanical products created for Sacred Medicine Sanctuary. Learn about our commitment to the environment as well as realistic choices for persons who elect to pursue a holistic healing course.
      • An entry with no children.
    • Sacred Service Trust
      • Sharing the pains and burdens of those who suffer and helping to improve other's lives
    • Research
      • The continuing study of Escharotic Salves and Treatments as well as the long term effects of our products is undertaken to ensure the effectivity of their use and of our fight against disease.
    • Prayer and Guidance
      • Some thoughts on sending prayers and blessings to loved ones undergoing treatment

  • Articles
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    • The Hazards of Microwave Cooking
      • Recent research shows that food cooked in microwave ovens suffers severe molecular damage. When eaten, it causes abnormal changes in human blood and immune systems. Not surprisingly, the public has been denied details on these significant health dangers.
    • Cell Phone Radiation
      • There are multiple causes for cancer, but on a cellular level, two things have to happen before we can call something malignant.  The first is that the cell has to become deformed.  Since it was originally conceived in a matrix of sound, any disturbance to that matrix poses a risk.  The second condition is that for a cell to be considered malignant, it has to prefer anaerobic life to aerobic.  This means that it lives on fermentation rather than oxygenation.
    • Terrain
      • The crux of the pleomorphic view of microbes is that change occurs because of the environment in which the microorganisms exist. The school of medicine that derives from this theory works with the physiological terrain rather than static concepts of disease-causing germs.
    • Mistletoe
      • Mistletoe has held interest as a possible anticancer agent since the 1920's. This is because extracts derived from it have been shown to kill cancer cells and to stimulate the immune system.
    • Iscador
      • While Steiner felt that mistletoe could replace the scalpel, Anthroposophical doctors are quick to admit that Iscador is not there yet. They use Iscador in conjunction with conventional therapies, such as irradiation, to protect against injury.
    • Healing and Nature
      • Nature has an instinctive tendency towards wholeness, but to understand Her, we must observe her closely. She does not reveal herself casually but rather subtly to those who approach Her with sincerity and a willingness to be guided.
    • Constitutional Balance
      • When there is slow metabolism, there is a tendency to develop chronic as opposed to acute diseases. Much of modern medicine has been devoted to overcoming epidemic and infectious diseases. It is much weaker in preventing chronic and long-term disabling diseases.
    • The Body-Mind Connection
      • In my most sensitive work with clients, I try to facilitate a greater recognition of the relationship of Spirit to Matter and to evoke a compassionate connection between these often disparate parts of our being.
    • Legacies from Twentieth Century Medicine
      • Billions of dollars later, we are faced with scandals over dangerous preservatives and contaminants in vaccines, antibiotic resistant microorganisms, and very little progress in the treatment of chronic diseases. I would propose that part of the reason for the failure of the hooplala of the 20th Century to produce the results anticipated (and often promised) is that the body's immune system was not understood, appreciated, or even seriously studied.
    • DNA and Cancer
      • There is much more to the genome project than oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. Just two years ago, experts had identified 33 factors that compromise the efficiency of the tumor suppressor genes. These included such variables as sick building syndrome and specific personal factors that affect mood and happiness.
    • Unusual and Little Known Protocols
      • Two Ayurvedic protocols involving extensive use of ghee or yoghurt could be relevant for those who are battling cancer or who are simply curious.
    • Botanical Products
      • Although there are clinical studies showing that Venus fly trap is a potent anticancer herb, the studies were done using sterile extracts and intravenous injections.
    • Herbs, Patents, and Propaganda
      • Without the opportunity to profit from patents, research comparable to that performed in the pharmaceutical industry with not occur in the world of herbal medicine. Though at first glance, this would seem to an inability to prove to the rational mind that there is a reliable foundation underlying the tradition of healing with plants, the up side is that in the long run, all that can be found in Nature belongs to all species and ownership cannot be claimed by the giant companies that seek global control of the food chain.

  • Herbal Products

    A background of the practitioners whose works on herbs and salves served as inspiration for Sacred Medicine Sanctuary's herbal products.


  • Checklist for Patients

    Important considerations towards a holistic treatment of patients

    • Checklist Index
      • By no means a comprehensive list, this index is meant to engage the cancer patient or those close to them to take the initiative to seek information on treatments that could help promote more successful results.
    • Clearing the Mental Slate and Seeking a Second Opinion
      • The quest for a second opinion is a time for weighing information carefully and facing the options with an open outlook.
    • Anti-cancer Herbs
      • A listing of the important herbs used in cancer salves
    • Blood Cleansing
      • Owing to the toxicity of the tumor, it becomes necessary to take on a cleansing of the blood and liver through various methods explained further here.
    • Itchiness
      • A symptom of toxicity, itchiness can be relieved through the use of herbal brew.
    • Liver
        A person working to cleanse the liver normally starts with a detoxification program and progresses to regeneration. Some herbal products can assist in this process.
    • Mold
      • The pressure put on our lungs as we expel the toxins and carbon dioxide of our bodies makes it necessary to contemplate the importance of fresh air.
    • The Lymphatic System
      • Often overwhelmed by infection, our lymphatic system takes on burdens that come from various toxins found in our environment and our food.
    • Lymphatic Cleansing and Stimulation
      • The importance of a decongested lymphatic system is discussed, along with the products that can promote lymphatic cleansing.
    • Oxygenation
      • Darkfield microscopy studies have helped to establish the effects of poor oxygenation and the presence of toxins on blood cells.
    • Red Blood and Oxygenation
      • The theory that cancer cells thrive in the absence of oxygen is further discussed along with certain remedies and prevention.
    • White Blood Cells and Immunity
      • Darkfield studies reveal how white blood cells are responsible for cleaning red blood cells, destroy debris and eat bacteria. Thus, adequate white blood cell activity is essential for health.
    • Digestion
      • Ayurvedic theories of digestion are discussed, along with ways to aid both digestion and elimination.
    • The Lower Intestine
      • Proper internal hygiene involves the healthy elimination of wastes and tips are given for correcting bowel functions.
    • Intestinal Flora
      • Inefficient metabolism aggravates a tendency towards cancer. Good probiotics may help with the proper elimination of wastes and a good level of colon function.
    • Parasites
      • Although textbooks do not discuss a direct link between cancer and parasites, Tibetan medicine proclaimed a certain form of life invisible to the naked eye that are pathologically linked to cancer, and Hildegard of Bingen described one of her salves that are effective in killing tiny "vermes".
    • Regeneration
      • Regeneration, especially after chemotherapy and radiation treatments, is an important step toward recovery. For everyone, replacement of essential minerals is important for longevity.
    • Recovery

    • Emotions

      Emotions have a far greater influence to health than people think. A disturbance in a person's emotional psyche creates a domino effect on the rest of the body.

      • Karma
      • Ho'opononpono

        A ritual from Hawaii that clears the way toward healing, Ho'opononpono means problem solving, or finding the obstacles that is responsible for the failure of the body to heal.

      • Spiritual Insights





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