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Vaccinations

Walt's Vaccinations Q&A Archive
The introduction of vaccine into the body for the purpose of inducing immunity. Coined originally to apply to the injection of smallpox vaccine, the term has come to mean any immunizing procedure in which vaccine is injected.

Varicose and Spider Veins

Walt's Varicose Veins Q&A Archive

Vascular Headache

Walt's Headache Summary and Q&A Archive
Walt's Controlling Vascular and Migraine Headaches Article
A group of headaches felt to involve abnormal sensitivity of the blood vessels (arteries) in the brain to various triggers which results in rapid changes in the artery size due to spasm (constriction). Other arteries in the brain and scalp then open (dilate), and throbbing pain is perceived in the head. Migraine headaches are the most common type of vascular headache.

Vegetarian

Strict Vegan Diets May Be Dangerous, Especially for Expectant Mothers and Children
Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, and poultry. Vegans are vegetarians who abstain from eating or using all animal products, including milk, cheese, other dairy items, eggs, wool, silk, and leather. Among the many potential reasons for people to choose (right or wrong) to be a vegetarian are: health, ecological, and religious concerns, dislike of meat, compassion for animals, belief in non-violence, and economics.

Vertigo

Walt's Vertigo Q&A Archive
An illusion of movement, a sensation as if the external world were revolving around the patient (objective vertigo) or as if he himself were revolving in space (subjective vertigo). The term is sometimes erroneously used to mean any form of dizziness.

The most common missed cause of persistent vertigo is Plagiocephaly aggravated by TMJ----BOTH of which are caused by total-body bracing.

Vibrational Medicine

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A book by Richard Gerber, MD. An encyclopedic treatment of energy fields, acupuncture, Bach flower remedies, crystals, radionics, chakras, meditation, and particle physics.

Viral Infection and cures

The way ALL viruses "work" is that once one has been "infected" by a virus and the immune system suppresses the infection (the condition settles down), live virus stays inside many (some say ALL) cells of the body (outside of the bloodstream and the lymph system and therefore very hard to reach) for the rest of that person's life. That's why anti-viral treatments can only slow down virus replication and cannot actually kill them. Considering THAT, NO viral infection is EVER "cured". Only a vigilant immunity (having already been exposed to THAT virus) keeps that virus dormant. All it takes is a lowered immunity to let it break out again -- frequently acting like a totally different disease. Herpes Zoster (shingles) is a perfect example. The Chicken Pox virus is "put to sleep" by the antibodies produced as a result of the active infection. THEN, later in life, if the immune system falls below the threshold of effectiveness for THAT virus, the person can show up with shingles. It has been known for more than 50 years that this is the mechanism for shingles. Post-Polio Syndrome, Chronic EBV, and many others are already known to follow that same pattern. The virus is always going to be inside the cells, just waiting for its next opportunity to replicate.

Many people will resolve chronic viral conditions with oral Esterfied vitamin C, taken to bowel tolerance, for a few weeks. Nearly ALL will respond to 100 grams of vitamin C IV for a week.

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Visualization to bring about a desired result

One thing is possible - imagine the result you want in great detail. This is not merely hoping that "Others are just as serious as me". It is imagining what happens when they are. Maybe some deadline that gets invariably missed will be met for the first time? Imagine the surprise, the joy, when that happens in great detail. Draw it, if you are an artist. Hear it if you are an auditory person. Think constantly (read that as "as frequently as possible") of that picture, expand it, be c reative about creating scenes in your mind that presupposes that others are as serious about being as effective as you are. And watch it happen!

Vitamins, when to take them

ALL fat-soluble vitamins (A, E, D & K) can be taken just as effectively once a day as oftener. It is the water-soluble ones that need to be divided into several doses a day. The fat-soluble vitamins are stored inside the body until they are used. All water-soluble vitamins (all the rest) are excreted the day they are taken if they are not used.

Vitilego

Vitilego is a skin condition producing white patches resulting from loss of pigment. The condition affects all races as well as men and women equally, however, it is often more noticeable among darker skinned individuals because of the contrast in skin color. Self-Hypnosis is still the single most effective thing for vitilego