From a traditional medical perspective, coagulation refers to blood clotting with respect to wound healing.  Lack of coagulation results in excessive bleeding (hemophilia is the most extreme example) and poor wound healing.

    Edgar Cayce's perspective of coagulation (while including blood clotting and wound healing) is more expansive in considering the systemic aspects of this process.  For example, coagulation is an essential step in the immune response.  Infectious forces and pathological processes (such as virus, bacteria, cancer) are surrounded and "separated" from the body.  Edgar Cayce liked the term "segregation" when discussing this aspect of coagulation.  The formation of  cysts and tumors are the result.  Thus the lymphatic system (i.e., white blood cells - leukocytes - "warriors" of the immune system) are activated in the body's attempt to fight off invading forces.

    Apart from pathology, coagulation is an important component in the maintenance of health.  At a microscopic level, the body is constantly eliminating wastes and rebuilding tissue.  Coagulation is the process by which the body "encases" wastes and toxic substances for elimination from the body.  Furthermore, there is a constant wear and tear on the organs of the body from normal processes that takes place at a cellular level.  Coagulation provides a protective "coating" to worn tissues within the body so that rebuilding, replenishing, and rejuvenation can take place.  Maintenance of the walls of
the blood vessels is an example of this type of coagulation.

    Of course, if the internal damage is severe (from an accident or surgery), coagulation is more extensive and notable in the formation of adhesions and scar tissue during the initial stages of healing.  Monitoring and improving the coagulative factor (when necessary) helps to ensure that recovery from surgery will be optimal.

    In summary, the Cayce perspective of coagulation includes various processes and factors including wound healing, resistance to illness, and maintenance of health and vitality.  The coagulation scale included in this assessment evaluates these various aspects of coagulation and provides options for improving poor coagulation.



    The primary therapy for poor coagulation is diet.  An alkaline diet emphasizing fruits and vegetables is recommended.  Yellow fruits and vegetables (e.g., squash, corn, peaches) are especially recommended while avoiding vegetables of a bulb nature (e.g., potatoes, carrots, beets, turnips).  Vegetable and citrus juices are helpful as are whole grains.  However, do not eat grains and citrus at the same meal.

    For persons who are debilitated and lacking in vitality, blood and body building foods are recommended.  These include: gelatin, tripe, pig's feet, liver, beef juice, cod liver oil, fish, fowl or lamb.  Meats are to be broiled, roasted or baked (never fried).

    Dietary supplementation can also be helpful.  Vitamins A, D, and B (especially B-1) are emphasized.  Iron and calcium supplementation may be helpful if the body is deficient in these elements.  When supplementation is necessary, it is best to take the supplements in cycles with rest periods so that the body does not become addicted and lose its natural ability to assimilate vitamins and minerals from food.


    Animated ash and ultra-violet electrotherapy were recommended by Edgar Cayce in numerous cases involving cancer and respiratory problems.  The concept is to provide more oxygen to the system.


    Manual therapy is the therapeutic use of the hands to diagnose and treat illness.  Spinal
manipulation and massage are common forms of manual therapy and may be helpful for individuals who are exhibiting poor coagulation related to lack of proper elimination of toxins.


    The therapeutic use of water may be helpful for improving eliminations related to poor
coagulation.  Colon therapy (irrigations or enemas) and fume baths are the primary modalities.


    Rest and relaxation may be indicated for individuals with low vitality and resistance.  Meditation and use of the Radial Appliance may be beneficial for persons suffering from general debilitation resulting from poor coagulation.

Excessive bleeding (lack of clotting) or wounds heal slowly 4637-1, 4316-1, 4306-1, 4151-1, 3369-1, 2803-1, 1295-1, 667-2, 257-238
Low resistance to disease or lack of vitality 5441-1, 4340-1, 3928-1, 3749-1, 2918-1, 1818-1, 1525-1, 1405-1, 1239-1, 1195-2, 5615-1, 5454-2, 5441-1, 5422-2, 4746-1, 4663-1, 4615-1, 4595-1, 4491-1, 3984-1, 2711-2, 2541-5, 2539-1 
Cysts or tumors 5487-1, 5450-3, 4750-1, 4178-1, 2089-2, 1673-1, 1436-1, 988-10, 954-2, 817-1, 643-1, 596-1, 567-1, 558-8, 257-238, 23-2
Blotches, spots or bruises on surface of body 3823-3, 2935-1, 2832-1, 2797-1, 1102-2, 805-5, 522-1

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