Healing a Burn with Plants

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Today is not a sensual blog but one dedicated to the unbelievable power of nature. I am so humbled, amazed and deeply grateful that I had to share it. I hope you never have to use this protocol, but if you do, TRUST that it works miraculously.

Yesterday in a moment of not thinking, I grabbed a pot that I had just taken off the stove. It was burning hot and I managed to severely burn my index, middle and ring finger, and the top third of my palm. It was an excruciating 5 alarm fire that had me seeing stars. Other people would have gone directly to the hospital, waited in a long line, and would have been without the use of a hand in a foreign country for about a month. I don’t have that kind of time and besides, I am fire dragon so I know a thing or two about healing burns. This one however was extreme, even for me. 

Immediately, I RAN to my room and doused my hand in straight Peppermint essential to remove the initial heat. I then continued to cover it in neat Lavender oil for 20 minutes while administering Reiki and breathing. It was incredibly painful but I trust the power of the flowers and their anti-bacterial and skin regeneration properties. A dear friend and fellow healer named Lori Myles, popped on Skype and suggested Aloe. As luck would have it, I had a gorgeous leaf in my fridge. I alternated between Lavender oil and Aloe for 1 hour and then switched directly to Aloe. I cut off 1 inch chunks and simply held it to the burn. It was astounding to feel it pulling the heat out of the skin (it took about 2.5 hours). Once the heat was gone, I was able to take the first pictures. I gently rubbed aloe into the skin for another hour. The whole Aloe cooling process took about about 3 to 4 hours.

Little by little, hour after hour, my skin turned from a Freddie Krugar-like horror show to normal, pink, unscathed, pain-free skin. I could literally see the skin regenerate before my eyes (it was fascinating). At 6:00pm, I even hooped with both hands, while carefully at my first Hoop Jam in Rio. A hooper has priorities. This morning, less than 24 hours later there are no blisters, I have full feeling in my hand and today is just another normal day. I am so grateful.

Here are a series of pictures over the last 20 hours. I started taking pictures about 2 hours into the injury once I was able to deeply work with the Aloe and the pulsating heat was gone.

first 3 burn healinglast 3 healing burn

Viva the flowers. Viva the body’s ability to regenerate quickly. Viva Mother Nature.

In Sparkly light and two-handed goodness,

Elana

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Today is not a sensual blog but one dedicated to the unbelievable power of nature. I am so humbled, amazed and deeply grateful that I had to share it. I hope you never have to use this protocol, but if you do, TRUST that it works miraculously.

Yesterday in a moment of not thinking, I grabbed a pot that I had just taken off the stove. It was burning hot and I managed to severely burn my index, middle and ring finger, and the top third of my palm. It was an excruciating 5 alarm fire that had me seeing stars. Other people would have gone directly to the hospital, waited in a long line, and would have been without the use of a hand in a foreign country for about a month. I don’t have that kind of time and besides, I am fire dragon so I know a thing or two about healing burns. This one however was extreme, even for me. 

Immediately, I RAN to my room and doused my hand in straight Peppermint essential to remove the initial heat. I then continued to cover it in neat Lavender oil for 20 minutes while administering Reiki and breathing. It was incredibly painful but I trust the power of the flowers and their anti-bacterial and skin regeneration properties. A dear friend and fellow healer named Lori Myles, popped on Skype and suggested Aloe. As luck would have it, I had a gorgeous leaf in my fridge. I alternated between Lavender oil and Aloe for 1 hour and then switched directly to Aloe. I cut off 1 inch chunks and simply held it to the burn. It was astounding to feel it pulling the heat out of the skin (it took about 2.5 hours). Once the heat was gone, I was able to take the first pictures. I gently rubbed aloe into the skin for another hour. The whole Aloe cooling process took about about 3 to 4 hours.

Little by little, hour after hour, my skin turned from a Freddie Krugar-like horror show to normal, pink, unscathed, pain-free skin. I could literally see the skin regenerate before my eyes (it was fascinating). At 6:00pm, I even hooped with both hands, while carefully at my first Hoop Jam in Rio. A hooper has priorities. This morning, less than 24 hours later there are no blisters, I have full feeling in my hand and today is just another normal day. I am so grateful.

Here are a series of pictures over the last 20 hours. I started taking pictures about 2 hours into the injury once I was able to deeply work with the Aloe and the pulsating heat was gone.

first 3 burn healinglast 3 healing burn

Viva the flowers. Viva the body’s ability to regenerate quickly. Viva Mother Nature.

In Sparkly light and two-handed goodness,

Elana

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