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Powering Down

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I went to my acupuncturist today. Acupuncture is one of the things I’m adding to my detox and rebuilding programs. I’ve found that acupuncture treatments get things moving. I credit my acupuncturist with getting me in good enough shape that I could find a doctor to diagnose me three and a half years ago. She not only did a lot of pain and fatigue management, but cleared some of the fog from my head.

I wish that things like acupuncture were enough to cure Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections. Alone, all it could do was keep me going, but we could never do enough to kill off the microbes. I tried Chinese herbs. Those were promising, in conjunction with acupuncture. Only, I didn’t know back then what a Herx was, so I was convinced that the herbalist was poisoning me. Instead, she reduced my bacterial load a bit. I imagine that herbs would have been a reasonable option, similar to antibiotics in their ability to reduce infection, maybe without the side effects. Still, I don’t think they would get me to the end of this illness.

Today my acupuncturist was trying to restart depleted kidneys, dredge my liver and do something or other to my spleen. I’m not sure I understood it all, but I get the impression that a lot of things were out of alignment. Resetting them makes me feel worn out. Whatever she did put me in a very restful mood. For the first time in a while, I think I’ll be able to sleep soundly (without benedryl knocking me out) and get real rest. The plan is to be asleep by 10pm. If this is like some of my other acupuncture treatments, I’ll feel much better in the morning.

Coiling

Today is a Lyme coiling day. It’s been 11 days since I coiled. I want to keep on track so I’ll coil before I go to sleep in case the reaction is immediate.

  • Lyme, lower back, 4 minutes 30 seconds
  • Babesia, chest, 5 minutes; liver, 5 minutes
  • Candida, abdomen, 10 minutes; chest, 2 minutes

Detox

I spent a bit of extra time on the BioMat on level 4 this afternoon. Level 4 is enough to generate some sweat. I’m considering going up a notch on this. However, it was cool in my apartment today and my feet stayed cold, even while the rest of me was heated. I’m trying to figure out a different covering for my body so I can heat more evenly.

  • homeopathic support
  • kombucha
  • skin brushing
  • BioMat
  • castor oil pack on liver
  • rest
  • acupuncture

Body

I’m sooooo tired.

Last night was another evening of not being able to fall asleep. I don’t quite get a second wind, but I do find that if I stay up too long, I can’t power down. That’s why my goal is to go to bed early tonight.

I woke up with a bit of a chill. The damp, cool weather is not great for me. My lower back hurt initially, but after I warmed it on the BioMat, it was okay. My hands and feet were in a lot of pain this morning. I can’t tell if it’s the Bartonella Herx from coiling yesterday or if it’s the Lyme asking for it’s turn to die.

The rest of the day, post acupuncture, I’ve remained cold and tired. The majority of the pain is in my hands and wrists, especially on the right side. My chest feels congested, maybe just my bronchial tubes. They hurt when I breathe deeply. And I have floaters in my vision.

Magically, I seem to have no repercussions from yoga yesterday. Thank goodness. I think my body is getting stronger.

It’s getting hard to concentrate enough to write. I can’t wait to get horizontal.

I’m just sooooo tired.

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One comment

  1. *blushes*
    (^_^;;)



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