Here is a collection of healing lore and interesting sayings from some of the wise folks I meet. Credit will be given where possible. Otherwise, thanks! Come again as this is under construction....


Place a wet black tea bag on the burned skin for 15 minutes. The tannins will prevent pain and blistering.

Thans Pantera!


Can you identify the symptoms of a stroke?

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.  Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

       *Ask the individual to SMILE.
       *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
       *Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE.

If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks, call 9-1-1 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher. After discovering that a group of nonmedical volunteers could identify facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems, researchers urged the general public to learn the three questions. They presented their conclusions at the American Stroke Association's annual meeting in February 2003.  Widespread use of this test could result in prompt diagnosis and treatment of the stroke and prevent brain damage.



If you think you may be having a HEART ATTACK and are alone-

Symptoms-pain in the chest that radiates out the arm and up into the jaw...if your heart stops beating properly and you feel faint...


Cough repeatedly and very vigorously.

Take a deep breath before each cough. Cough deep and prolonged, like producing sputum from the chest. A cough should be repeated every 2 seconds without stopping until help arrives or the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing squeezes the heart and keeps blood circulating. The squeezing also helps the heart regain normal rhythm so a heart attack victim can get to the hospital.

Please pass on this information and perhaps save a life!

-information from Health Care, Rochester General Hospital via Chapter 240's newsletter "And the Beat Goes On."

Common wisdom decrees: make love as often as possible!

Laughter IS good medicine!!!

Chuckle, chortle, giggle, squeal...


Church of the Green Wood