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BioMat day two

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I used the BioMat after I wrote last night. I tried the high heat setting and covered myself with a beach towel. I did that because the instructions said to cover oneself with a cotton sheet or blanket. Anyway, I sweated a little during the half hour I used it, but only on the parts of my body that were covered. Or more specifically, I sweated next to the mat on parts that were covered on top with the towel.

I can tell I need to experiment more to reach the infrared sauna level of sweating. Meanwhile, I found a two guides to using the BioMat. One comes from Healthy Body Healthy Lives, a website of a BioMat distributor run by three women who used the mat during their cancer treatments. The other instructions come from another distributor whom I know nothing about.

I lay on the mat for an hour this morning on a medium setting. This time I used a cotton sheet folded in half covering everything except my head. I got just as sweaty as last night. I also felt very relaxed, much less tense and achy than I usually feel in the morning.

I tried it again tonight for about an hour on low/medium. Not as sweaty, but almost too relaxed to get up and write.

Coiling

I did a lot of things today, but I coiled very little. There is only so much one body can take, especially after coiling so much yesterday.

  • Candida, abdomen, 5 minutes

Detox

My big detox activity today was a colonic. I went to the same place as before but I had a different “hydrotherapist.” She was much more clinical or technical in her approach, less connected to me as a person and more doing her job. I learned something from the experience and now have some thoughts swirling in my mind that I’ll try to explain tomorrow.

After a colonic, I always feel drained. So tonight I’ve been trying to take it easy. I limited my phone calls and got on my back as soon as I my stomach stopped feeling full.

The other detox activity today, also for my intestines and liver, was to have my favorite cabbage stir-fry. It’s like eating brillo after a colonic, scrubbing out whatever was left behind.

  • homeopathic support
  • juiced greens
  • lemon water
  • cabbage (1/4 of a head)
  • skin brushing
  • colonic
  • infrared heating (BioMat)
  • castor oil pack (on liver)

Body

I couldn’t sleep last night. I think I coiled too much because I ended up with my mind racing, a headache and sleeplessness even though my body was relaxed. I had two night sweats, one of which was a shirt-changer. A funny kind of Herx.

I woke up zonked. I just couldn’t quite find the morning. I was terribly cold, with achy bones and muscles, a headache and itchy eyes. So I crawled onto the BioMat to warm up. It worked. After an hour, I was less achy and cold and was able to start the day, albeit in slow motion.

I was in Manhattan for the colonic. I went for a walk beforehand and did some necessary pajama shopping. My favorite pajama pants are so worn that they’re full of holes wherever there is a seam. I have to give them up with the next load of laundry.

When I got home, I had just barely enough energy to make my cabbage dinner. Since then I’m noticing my joints cracking a lot with some–like my knees and knuckles–hurting, another headache, a knot in my back and a pain in my right ear and jaw. I’ve had a lot of gas tonight. I guess I expect that with cabbage after a colonic.

I think I’m too tired to continue. It’s time for a castor oil pack followed by a visit with the sandman.

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