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Overview of Hemophilia

Hemophilia is described in Dorland’s Medical Dictionary as “hereditary hypoprothrombinemia characterized by the delayed clotting of the blood and consequent difficulty in checking hemorrhage. It is inherited by males through the mother as a sexlinked character.” From the 1966 edition of Best and Taylor’s The Physiological Basis of Medical Practice, it is understood that there are two types which are called Factor VIII and Factor IX. Both involve genetically determined transmission to the male from the female. Cecil-Loeb’s Textbook of Medicine (twelfth edition) describes a true hemophilia (a lack of the clotting factor), also a vascular hemophilia, and a vascular pseudohemophilia. In these latter two, the vessel walls are involved in the hemorrhage process.

For description of these conditions the reader is invited to study at least these two sources of information. It is interesting to note that not all hemophilia is transferred by genetic mechanisms. Thirty percent of all hemophiliacs are mutants or those who develop hemophilia without any family history of such. Looking at this fact in a rather objective manner, one would be influenced to think that so-called “mutation” activity could as easily correct the condition of hemophilia as, in the case of those 30%, bring it into being. This should be kept in mind in the discussion which follows.

I. Physiological Considerations

Hemophilia is seen in the readings to be a condition which is correctable. It is a deficiency due to improper assimilation in the elements which are necessary to build the vital energies in the glands and their functions in the body, which in turn would bring about proper coagulation of the blood and the ability of the body to build the walls of the blood vessels properly. (See reading 2832-1.)

Coagulation, as is described elsewhere in the readings, is the process whereby hormones create, in a real sense, structure out of energies which are supplied in the bloodstream. The structure, of course, would be proper rebuilding or generation of blood cells and walls of the blood vessels in the circulatory system. From the area of the Peyer’s patches are taken into the system those substances which are then incorporated into lymphocytes and thus carried to various glandular tissues throughout the body, giving those glands the proper structure themselves, that they may in turn produce hormones and rebuild, regenerate, and keep in a vital condition other cellular structures throughout the body. Vitamins, iodine, and apparently globulins of various types interdependently take part in this whole procedure. The blood vessels and the blood cells are apparently under a single control.

Physiologically, then, we should look at the hemophiliac as one whose chromosomal genetic defect gives certain qualities to the organism which prevents it from assimilating certain specific substances necessary for the proper functioning of the blood and circulatory system. This same lack of assimilation might well be developed during a lifetime by the creation of a change in the genetic makeup of the individual.

In the same manner in which characteristics of growth are found as electrical imprints, so to speak, on DNA molecules, the defects causing hemophilia are imprinted or might be removed by a process involving delicate electrical energies or metabolic processes.

Aside from the rather general information found at the beginning of case [2832], the readings do not indicate specifically what glands are involved and the specific nerve areas. However, the wet cell appliance was suggested for consistent use in this case – the purpose being to affect, in a constructive manner, the lacteal duct center, the largest Peyer’s patch. This would indicate that the vibratory energy necessary to change the genetic makeup itself would be needed in this very important area which in a sense controls all assimilation which relates specifically to the autonomic ganglia and the coordination between the cerebrospinal and the autonomic nervous systems. This lymphatic area also has an indirect relationship to those centers of the control which exist within the ganglia and which control the circulation itself.

This single case [2832] and also reading 2769-1, which seem to indicate a tendency toward hemophilia, pose the possibility of a very interesting explanation for the physiological events involved here. Also suggested is a possibility not only of correction but of a method by which this disease may be aborted or prevented.

II. Therapy in Hemophilia

In approaching therapy, we should remember that the body has a capability of normal function:

Thus, we would administer those activities which would bring a normal reaction through these portions, stimulating them to an activity from the body itself, rather than the body becoming dependent upon supplies that are robbing portions of the system to produce activity in other portions, or the system receiving elements or chemical reactions being supplied without arousing the activity of the system itself for a more normal condition.

Therapy suggested for a child of 10 months, [2832], is rather simplified, consisting only of dietary addition of blood pudding and the daily use of the wet cell appliance. Gold, camphor, and Atomidine were suggested as elements to be carried in the wet cell to be used on alternate days. (Details of this can be seen in the reading itself.) It is to be assumed that, had the parents of this child followed the instructions, further readings would have been obtained. It would have been interesting to see what would have been suggested after this. However, it is implied in the reading that following these two suggestions would bring about a return to normal in the child. Prevention of hemophilia is suggested as a possibility in case [2769]. Here the same general factors seem to be present – improper assimilation and involvement of the autonomic nervous system, produced by improper reactions of glandular tissue (again these not being specified). In bringing this particular body to a normal condition the following statement is of interest:

We find that these may be met easily by the consistent application of that as may aid in improving the activities of the glandular forces. Not by the adding or attempting to make the chemical reactions, though this is what becomes necessary; but there is in each body, as in this body, those necessary influences to produce body-sustenance and body-rebuilding – if the activities of the glands and organs are made to coordinate. (2769-1)

These suggestions can be read in their entirety but involve basically fume baths, massage with oils of various types, osteopathic treatments in series, and certain dietary adjustments.

III. Summary

In summary, hemophilia was not, in the readings’ estimation, a disease that carried with it the dire outlook seen in medicine today. Rather, it is a simple case of a deep-seated defect in the assimilations of the body which is correctable if proper steps are taken. The body may be restored to normal as a result of patience, persistence, consistency, and proper application of vibratory force that influences the very genetic centers of electrical function.

Do these, as we have indicated, in a consistent and persistent manner; and we will find we will bring the normal conditions for this body. Not as rote, but knowing that within self must be found that which may be awakened to the building of that necessary for the body, mentally and physically and spiritually, to carry its part in this experience. For the application of any influence must have that which is of the divine awakening of the activative forces in every atom, every cell of a living body. (726-1)

Note: The preceding overview was written by William A. McGarey, M.D. and is excerpted from the Physician’s Reference Notebook, Copyright © 1968 by the Edgar Cayce Foundation, Virginia Beach, VA.

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