Anything growing inside your body that you feel should not be there is of concern and, of course, your first reaction may be to get it out of there. However, often the removal can be also detrimental to your health. It is important to be educated and empowered enough to make correct assessments of what you want to do without being swayed by fear.
What are cysts?
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. Realistically though there can be many reasons why cysts form.
What can you do if you have cysts?
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 alleviate 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. 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 use 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 vitamin 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 monitor how you take it. Again, moderation is the key.
Handled properly, it is possible that cysts will disperse into the blood stream or go down the toilet when you use the bathroom. Remember also that your skin is one of the largest organs and releases toxins through its pores.
A common reaction to cysts or tumours is to have them removed. While this does remove the cyst, it does not look at its possible causes, be they 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, for example, could be the result of suppression and resentment. They believe that if these things are not looked at the illness will (and it often does) recur.
It is therefore important to work with a natural therapist who can assist you on all levels to get to some of the ‘causes’ of your cysts and alleviate them. Things like inflammation, diet, supplements and deficiencies need to be looked at. You also need to look at emotional suppression and resentments that have built up surrounding organs in the area where the damage has been caused.