TIPS FOR TODAY:
# 1 – Here’s a great one I found on arganesh3 , a site you may want to check out…
# 2 – What a fascinating, amazing article…
CAT PURR HEALS BONES!
Dr. David Williams, the American medical researcher, biochemist and chiropractor, recently wrote about some fascinating research from the Fauna Communications Research Institute in Hillsborough, North Carolina, a group devoted to animal acoustical sounds, who decided to investigate the very fundamental question of exactly why cats purr.
Although most of us believe cats purr to give voice to joy or contentment, cats also purr when they are under stress – when they are caged, or injured, or even during the rigors of birth.In these circumstances, it stands to reason that purring was invented for a larger purpose than just happy noises. Purring, a sound involving both the larynx and the diaphragm requires a lot from a cat.As the Fauna researchers put it: ‘When was the last time you heard someone singing, or humming to themselves . . .when they were in the emergency room with a broken leg? The purr has to be somehow involved with survival.’
After recording the purring of all manner of cats, from domestic cats to cheetahs and ocelots at the Cincinnati Zoo, the researchers discovered something untoward. The dominant frequency for all the big and small cats besides the cheetah was 25 Hz or 50 Hz – the same frequencies that are optimal for bone growth or repair – although cats seem to be able to ramp up the range to 140 Hz.In their paper, presented at an International Conference on Low Frequency Noise and Vibration in Bristol, the UK, in 2006, the North Carolina researchers said, these various purr frequencies exactly ‘correspond to vibrational/electrical frequencies used in treatment for bone growth/fractures, pain, edema, muscle growth/strain, joint flexibility, dyspnea, and wounds.’Studies show that frequencies of 25 and 50 hertz promote bone strength by 20 per cent and stimulate fractions to heal faster.Other low frequencies help to heal muscles and alleviate acute and chronic pain, heal wounds, repair tendons, make joints more mobile, and even aid and regulate breathing.
So, the researchers wondered, is purring some sort of in-built frequency modulator to aid self-healing, the reason for the ancient adage that ‘cats always land on their feet’?Researchers from New York’s Animal Medical Center examined this phenomenon —what vets call ‘high-rise syndrome’ — by studying 132 cats who’d fallen at least five and a half stories from high-rise buildings. Although the cats had all manner of trauma, contusions and fractures, emergency treatment was required for less than a third of the cats, mostly for shock and trauma to the chest. Another third had simple non-emergency care and the final third, nothing at all. Astonishingly, 90 per cent of the treated cats survived their gigantic fall.Another old adage from vets is, ‘Put a cat in a room with a bunch of broken bones and the bones will heal.’ Although cats get osteoarthritis, they don’t have the high level of lameness that dogs do. In one recent study in Veterinary Record, nearly a third of cats had signs of degenerative joint disease, and 16 per cent had joint osteoarthritis. Nevertheless, of 218 cats, only six had clinical signs of lameness. Cats also rarely suffer from many bone illnesses, like bone cancer.Problems after surgery also occur far less in cats than according to one study, where dogs had problems 19 per cent of the time, and cats only 12 per cent.‘By changing the frequency of their purring, cats may be fine-tuning their healing abilities,’ said Williams.
Better than Reiki
I shared this story with Sharyn, my production editor for What Doctors Don’t Tell You, who is also a Reiki practitioner and an ardent cat lover. Sharyn’s cat Egg loves heights and has no fear of falling. Twice she fell off her balcony two stories to the ground, after which she began to limp on both front paws. Sharyn gave her Reiki three times. ‘She just curled up and purred away happily,’ Sharyn wrote me. ‘Her limping cleared within days. And here I thought I had healed Egg’s limping with my Reiki!’ The interesting question is what this means for we humans when we’re in close proximity to cats. Williams claims to know people who say they rid themselves of migraines by lying down right next to a purring cat. Sharyn says she noticed something else strange. ‘When either of the cats rests on or near my wristwatch for at least a half hour —say when watching TV — my watch has stopped. I wonder if it has to do with an electromagnetic-field-cancelling effect, which somehow can also interfere with watches — in my case a self-winding one? Maybe felines were put on this earth to remind us of what to do when the going gets tough: just put your lips together and … purr!
(I read somewhere that a cat’s purr registers at around 500 on David Hawkins’ (author of Power vs Force) vibrational frequency scale, which is in the same range as unconditional love, if I remember correctly. Maybe the purr has such a healing effect because it corresponds w/ that frequency??! It also may explain why petting a cat and hearing him/her purr has such a soothing, nourishing effect on me. Definitely makes the evolutionary process easier!!)
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# 5 – How many of you out there would like to join Dennis?
“I refuse to let my awareness of all the terrible happenings on this planet, including the terrible things that people often say and do to one another, distract me from my awareness of the miraculous mystery and joy and beauty of life, of being. As you and I respond to these happenings with whatever compassion and positive actions are possible for us, I hope you will join me in this joyous refusal.”–Dennis Lewis
# 6 – And recently I took advantage of one of my own tips and signed up for Notes from the Universe (www.tut.com), where you can pick which days of the week you receive some kind of inspirational, stimulating message. Love it! Here’s one of the recent messages to my inbox…
Peculiarly, Zirah, did you know that the single most effective piece of advice ever given to anyone who wanted a life partner, is the exact same single most effective piece of advice ever given to anyone who wanted to live in prosperity?!Which also happens to be the single most effective piece of advice ever given to anyone who wished to discover their purpose, foster peace on earth, improve their health, or dance Gangnam Style?! “Be happy now.” Whoop! Whoop! The Universe
Enjoy, “Zippy” aka Zirah
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p.s. Sorry about some of the tips bunching together and making it harder to read them. Sometimes the formatting seems to go haywire and won’t put in spaces, even though I try multiple times. Oh well. :-)