There were two distinct types of scars defined in the thirty-four readings on scars which Edgar Cayce gave for thirty-one individuals. The first kind resulted from external flesh wounds such as surgical incisions, burns, or injuries. The other type involved internal scars caused by the accumulation of tissue within the body. In the former cases, treatment simply involved the topical application of remedial oils.
However, an entirely different regimen of internal and external therapies was required to relieve and eliminate aggregation of internal tissue. For this reason, two separate discussions regarding treatment are presented here.
TREATMENT (EXTERNAL SCARS)
Edgar Cayce's recommendations for the treatment of external scars were extremely consistent in all eighteen cases and called for the simple preparation of a topical application which was to be gently massaged into the scar tissue at least twice a day.
In nearly seventy-five percent of the cases, camphorated oil was recommended and was to be used either alone or in combination with other oils. Most frequently suggested were sweet (vegetable) oil or a combination of peanut oil and lanolin. A few readings recommended the use of other substances such as heated olive oil and myrrh, olive oil and cocoa butter, or sweet oil and Unguentine. However, camphorated oil was consistently praised by Cayce as being "the best application for removing scar or scar tissue on any portion of the body"
In a few instances, Cayce's approach to the physical healing of scars also touched upon their karmic nature. For example, he advised two women who had received facial disfiguration through scarring that the conditions had manifested themselves on the physical plane as a result of harmful mental attitudes adopted in the past.
In all cases, however, Cayce noted that scarred areas could be healed and the skin returned to at least near its original texture. Required were the treatments and a good deal of patience and persistence.
TREATMENT (INTERNAL SCARS)
Thirteen cases of scars involved the formation of scar tissue in sensitive internal areas of the body. Usually these were attributed to circulatory dysfunctions and/or nervous or glandular incoordination.
For example, in case 3661 the presence of scar tissue in the bronchial area was attributed to deflections of the nerve impulses through the cervical and upper dorsal vertebrae, which prevented the proper circulation of blood through the bronchi and trachea, making for "a thickening of the walls of tissue."
In some cases, the formation of internal scar tissue contributed to a blockage of the circulatory and other systems. In one instance, the accumulation of scar tissue on the cervical vertebrae was causing a condition of near blindness.
In cases of internal scars, treatment almost always involved massage and/or spinal manipulation of the afflicted areas of the body. The massages were to be given neuropathically or by means of an electric vibrator. (Not that Kind) =) Additionally, readings in over forty percent of the cases called for the application of hot Epsom salts or castor oil packs, or simply wet heat, to the portions of the body where the internal scar tissue was located.
Electrotherapy was advised in over thirty percent of the cases and usually called for the use of the Violet Ray a few times weekly. Occasional colonics and vegetable laxatives formed an important part of the treatment in twenty-five percent of he cases. The purpose of the former, along with an alkaline-based diet recommended in over fifteen percent of the cases, was to insure the proper elimination of the scar tissue from the system.
Two case histories are reported here, one regarding internal scars and the other external.
The case of external scars involved a one-year old girl who had accidently tipped a pan of boiling water over herself, severely burning her face, stomach, and feet. After providing suggestions on how to treat the burns, Cayce advised the parents to begin a treatment regimen within ten days to two weeks to remove the burn scars. A mixture of Unguentine, sweet oil, and camphorated oil gently massaged into the burned areas was prescribed on a daily basis.
Although no results were reported after this reading, the parents of case 2015 contacted Cayce two years later. requesting information on how to remove severe scars which remained from the burns. This time, Cayce suggested massaging the scars with plain comphorated oil or a mixture of camphorated oil, peanut oil, and lanolin. Some time after following the treatment, the child's parents reported that all scars had disappeared from their child's body.
The other case, that of internal scars, involved a man of fifty-one who suffered from a generally poor state of health owing to the interference of internal scar tissue and adhesions with the normal biochemical processes in the body.
In treating case 1940, Cayce stressed the need to improve eliminations and recommended occasional colonic irrigations and a diet emphasizing raw vegetables and salads. Fried foods were to be avoided. As a dietry supplement, Codiron was to be taken on a daily basis. Also recommended were neuropathic adjustments and massages and the application of hot and cold blankets to the body to break up the scar tissue and adhesions through stimulation of the muscles and nerves. No report followed this reading.