The trauma of serious injury, the sudden spread of severe infection, a great loss of blood, a serious allergic reaction, or a severe emotional trauma, may bring on shock. It is characterized by pale skin colour and cold, moist skin. Other indications are dilated pupils, a vacant look, shallow and irregular breathing and a weak but fast pulse. During shock the protective reflexes and vital processes of the body (particularly blood pressure and circulation) become dangerously depressed.
Shock is a fairly normal reaction to any dramatic situation, be it an accident, severe loss of blood or emotional trauma. In cases of shock, always give 1/4 -1 tsp. of Cayenne pepper in some water if the person is conscious. If unconscious, put a few drops of Flower Essence Rescue ER on the lips. Get the person to sip a glass of water with a few drops of Rescue ER in it if conscious. Always keep the person warm.
The most important measure to normalize blood pressure and circulation is to take 1/4 – one teaspoon of cayenne in a glass of warm water. Massaging lobelia extract into the abdominal area, the solar plexus, the neck and back of the head will relax the muscles and nerves, allowing freer circulation. Taking nervine herbs, either orally or as enemas, will relax the system further and normalize vital processes.
Single Herbs: Cayenne, Lobelia Extract, Hops, Skullcap, Valerian, Catnip.