My liver is showing signs of irritation. I spoke to my acupuncturist about the lump in my throat and she said that my Eastern/energetic liver is irritated, too. It’s a condition called “Constrained Liver Qi” and is a kind of stagnation. I looked it up and discovered that it can occur simultaneously with “Liver Blood Deficiency.” I have symptoms of both patterns. I should go for an acupuncture treatment soon.
My poor liver.
Before our conversation and my reading, I was thinking that maybe my liver is tired from the Herxing (and years of antibiotics, previous Herxes, and oh, yeah, the diseases themselves).
I talked to another Lyme disease combatant today about Babesia. After those two conversations, I had an epiphany. I had this new thought while I was in bed for the third day in a row, overtired and this time, unwilling to get dressed and go out. Every time I was upright today, I could feel pressure or pounding in my heart, so I stayed in bed.
The last time I had several days of fatigue with heart symptoms, I decided to try coiling for Babesia. It worked like a charm. So I started thinking about coiling for Babesia today. Babesia infects the blood. Hmmm. The loop is almost closed. The liver’s main job is to clean the blood (and in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the liver stores the blood). So I figured, time to coil my liver for Babesia.
Tonight, I coiled for Babesia, on a day not reserved for co-infections. I increased the time on my chest by 30 seconds to reach 1 minute 30 seconds for the session. As expected, I felt pressure in my chest and took some more magnesium citrate (which I’d already taken once today). Then I did an additional 30 seconds on my liver. After that my liver abruptly started to hurt. I think I’m on to something.
Rational explained above.
- Babesia, chest, 1 minute 30 seconds; liver, 30 seconds
- Candida, abdomen, 10 minutes
I spent some time looking at liver cleanses online. Mostly they seem centered on not eating for a day or longer while drinking lemon juice, grapefruit juice and olive oil. Then there are variations on what else to add in when. It didn’t sound tempting given my blood sugar issues and my general absence of excess body fat.
I settled on some other foods I might add to my diet, like turmeric. Oddly, I’ve been craving a dish I used to make that has a lot of turmeric in it. As soon as I’m well enough to go for a walk to get the rest of the ingredients…
As I never got up today, there was no shower or skin brushing.
- homeopathic support
- juiced greens
- lime water
- castor oil pack on liver
Did I mention the fatigue?
What about the liver pain?
I had a bit of an earache for part of the day. I had mild muscle pain and joint stiffness, but honestly it was a fairly low-pain day. I’ve had floaters in my vision, on and off.
The one thing that bothered me was the odd neurological stuff on the right side of my body. First the sensation would diminish towards numbness. Then it would start tingling, or worse turn into something between an itch and mild pain all over my arm or my leg. Even my head had the strange sensation of dullness, heaviness and mild pain on the right side. Now my right eye hurts.
Interestingly, all this is in the area of liver symptoms: right side of the body, floaters in the vision, even the earache.
One final note on the body stuff. Increasing the coil time for Bartonella seems to be affecting my colon. The gas I’ve been getting since I started working on Candida has a distinct odor that I’d prefer not to share (or even experience myself), and my bowel movements are of an unusual texture and odor of their own. They haven’t been like that in months. Something is moving.