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Herxing from the head down

Monday, March 14, 2011

Back when I was seeing a naturopath (who was also a homeopath), he told me that there is a rule of thumb in homeopathy. Patients heal from the head down, from inside to outside and in the reverse order that the symptoms appeared. It’s called Hering’s Law of Cure, if you want to look it up yourself.

In that vein of thinking, the necessity of coiling my head for Lyme seems to make more sense. I really, really want to get rid of whatever infections are in my skull bones, my eyes and ears and possibly my brain. So I’m keeping my halo for the foreseeable future.

Body

More importantly, I had a definite Herx reaction. In addition to what I wrote about yesterday regarding the immediate effects, I had a ton of trouble falling asleep. Maybe that isn’t a definite cause and effect, since sleep issues have been going on for a while. But this morning, I woke up with all my vertebrae hurting. Each one hurt individually. I felt pretty crappy, somewhat weak, and very groggy. Those are good signs.

During the day, I was having a lot of trouble with my left shoulder. It was creaking and popping and aching. My ears hurt a lot. My hands hurt in a different way than usual, not just the knuckles and fingers, but the bones in the back of my hands as well. My knees hurt with a sharp rather than dull pain today (not what I’ve been experiencing lately). The spot on my hips/outer thighs is still sharply painful. Tonight, I’m back to my usual headache with greater intensity just above my eyes as well as in them.

I’m definitely Herxing. Now onto the clean-up so I can do this again soon.

Coiling

I’m keeping up with the Bartonella every other day. I’m not increasing the time past what I did two days ago because I don’t want to add too much to the Herx. Of course, as I’m writing, I’m feeling compression in my chest…about a half hour after coiling.

  • Bartonella, abdomen, 3 minutes 45 seconds
  • Candida, abdomen, 10 minutes

Detox

In addition to the daily routine, I went to my (hopefully weekly from now on) Monday yoga class. The lunchtime yoga is only 1 hour long and is just the right amount of activity for what I can handle. After doing floor poses on my back, I find that I get extremely intense headaches, which, fortunately, only last 15 minutes or less. I did modified forms of most of the more difficult poses, but I had to draw the line at Warrior 3. I can barely stand on one leg when I’m upright. So I did something else instead.

Each week, I can tell I’m a bit stronger. That is my reason for doing yoga: I need to rebuild my strength after 4 years primarily in bed. Then I can rest for as many days as I need to, walk when I can, then do it again. I was glad not to have any heart issues during class this time. I was tired afterwards, but I was glad I went.

  • homeopathic support
  • kombucha
  • juiced greens
  • lemon water
  • skin brushing
  • infrared heat (30 minutes, medium)
  • castor oil pack on liver

I’m still experimenting with the BioMat. I’ve added a thick cotton yoga type blanket on top of the doubled up sheet that I put over me when I lie on it. Even on a medium setting, I’m starting to sweat. I’m thinking I’ll be able to make this work.

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