There are many theories surrounding lymphatic
swelling. One is that cancer metastasizes to the adjacent
lymph nodes. Some people do not subscribe to this theory
at all. They believe that the nodes are doing exactly what
they are charged to do: filtering the debris in the system.
Still others believe that cancer is nearly always preceded
by infections that compromise the immune response to cancer.
According to this school of thought, the immune system will
not address cancer so long as there is infection in the body.
This makes sense to the extent that the body has infinite
wisdom and would identify the infectious organisms as foreign
and dangerous and the cancer as part of the host's own body.
Given that the infection and cancer probably
thrive on the same nutrients, this theory has a lot of appeal,
but it is one of many . . . and cancer is at least 300 different
conditions so why would one theory be right in all circumstances?
n any event, people respond extremely well
to this formula which tells me that infection is the main
problem and possibly the cause of the burden on the lymphatic
system. I developed the formula after much study, research,
and experience working with patients. From my colleagues
who practice the Vodder Method, I came to realize that their
work would be made easier if I could offer something that
would promote faster lymphatic movement and open the channels
in which the lymph has to drain. For this, I made a tea
with cleavers and many wonderfully aromatic spices: ginger,
galangal, star anise, cardamom, cloves, black pepper . .
Though very helpful, this tea only moderately
addresses infection (and it doesn't address the possibility
of parasitic infection much
either.) So, I created a formula that was very specific for
cancer patients, rather than people with some bacterial or
viral infection. I chose herbs that had won the respect of
other practitioners: galangal,
goldenseal, burdock, poke root, bloodroot, Oregon grape root,
lomatium, and the namesake for this formula, wild indigo
(baptisia.) The evolution of an herbal formula can be very
interesting, but it is rarely arbitrary or accidental. I
thought of putting thuja in this formula, but it is part
of the Algonquin Drops so
I decided to aim a little differently.
Obviously, no one formula is right for everyone,
but many people have really had dramatic responses to this
formula, often in as little as 5-6 hours.
Galangal, goldenseal, baptisia, lomatium,
stillingia, St. John's wort, burdock, poke root, bloodroot,
corydalis, Oregon grape root, and lobelia.