Most of us do not concern ourselves about the lasting effects of anaesthetics. In fact, I doubt it even occurs to us that we might compromise our mental faculties as a result of being exposed to them. If we have a worry, it is more likely to be whether we will wake up at all after (or during) the surgical procedure and just how sick we will be as we recover post-surgery.
To a large extent we take the administration of anaesthetics for granted. They are administered under the care of trained professionals who operate subject to appropriate safeguards. However, even the medical profession is now more alert to the possible lasting effects of anaesthetics, although there is still no guidance on how much anaesthetic is safe in a lifetime, nor how to minimise the post surgery risks.
When I look at a client, the effects of anaesthetics can show up in various ways, and sometimes long after the related surgical procedure. Usually, I can see how the etheric body has left the physical body. It looks as if the client is sitting outside their body, often just above their physical head. Having left the physical body during surgery, the etheric body then seems unable to re-enter and become fully reconnected to the physical body.
Sometimes, all or part of the energy field looks blank, as if part of the body is missing. The effect is strongest in the area where the surgery has been carried out, but extends beyond it. Thus, in the case of someone who has had knee surgery on their left knee, it might look as if the left side of the body is missing. In the case of a hip replacement, it might look as if the whole of the lower body, including the pelvis, has disappeared.
Even long after the chemicals involved have been metabolised and excreted from the body, their effect remains. Together with other pollutants to which we are exposed, there is a cumulative effect in the etheric body. The surgery may have been successful, but when I access the energy field it feels as if it has become detached and frozen in places. Once the effects of the anaesthetic and surgery have been addressed, I can feel the client more fully occupy their body, often expressing appreciation and enjoyment at the feeling of being able to do so once more.
I have witnessed the enduring effect of anaesthetics when working with babies in utero : issues arising in the baby can be a related to anaesthetic administered to the mother, even before conception. In one such case, there was concern that the foetus was not developing as expected. I tracked this back to when the mother underwent major dental surgery some 12 years earlier. The baby was born healthy and is thriving.
Clearing the effects of the anaesthetic during and immediately after surgery has a profound effect on recovery. Recovery is faster and common side effects such as nausea, vomiting and constipation are reduced dramatically.
I recently witnessed firsthand how such clearing speeds recovery. My 77 year old client, who in the past invariably suffered a long recovery after surgery (with a lot of nausea and vomiting), was hungry and ready to eat a proper meal less than 2 hours after major surgery of several hours, much to the surprise of family and nurses!
The patient’s age makes this all the more remarkable. The medical profession is beginning to recognise the risk of a decline in cognitive ability (“post operative cognitive decline”) in elderly patients in particular. The risk seems even greater for anyone pre-disposed to conditions such as dementia, as the anaesthetic appears to speed up their decline. I can confirm that my hungry client has definitely not displayed any such symptoms of decline; she continues to be mentally alert and articulate. If anything, her energy is even clearer now than before the surgery. There are a lot of people wondering just how she has made such a speedy recovery!
The good news is that, at an energetic level, the effects of anaesthetics can be cleared, regardless of how long ago the surgery took place. This applies to dental procedures as much as other surgery. The benefits can often be felt immediately: greater clarity of thought and improvement in memory being common.
I tend to build the need to clear anaesthetics into a session in any event, but it can be addressed specifically as well. For example, if you are aware of changes in well being (such as poorer recall and memory) since having surgery, this issue is worth investigating. If you or a loved one have had surgery or are contemplating it, it is well worth bearing this in mind so you can incorporate appropriate action into your recovery plan; it is not something your medical practitioner will usually discuss with you.