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New Lyme Coiling Plan

Monday, October 3, 2011

I spoke to one of my fellow Lyme-combattant-coilers last week. She sent me a different coiling schedule than the one I was using. (I mentioned this the day I spoke to her.) It’s an interesting idea that I’ve been processing for the past week or so while I try out the concept.

The basic premise is that I’ll cover my whole body with the coil over the course of one week, with 3 minutes at each location. Since it comes out to over 100 minutes of coiling, it can’t be done in a single day. The way to work up to it is to start at about 30 seconds to 1 minute at every location and work up to 3 minutes at every location over the course of a few weeks, increasing the time every round.

In contrast, the previous coil schedule had 5 minutes on my abodmen and 1-2 minutes in other locations, coiling my whole body on one day once a week.  I started on my abdomen only, working up to 5 minutes. Then I’ve been taking my time adding in other body parts. I made a slight shift before I talked to my friend, coiling my joints for a minute a piece every day for about a week. I think I knew I needed to coil more.

I’ve been trying to figure out a version of the plan to cover my body. I think I’ll break it up into:
Day 1 – feet and legs
Day 2 – hips, abdomen
Day 3 – chest, arms, shoulders
Day 4 – back
Day 5 – head

I’m not sure it will work out quite so evenly, but that’s how I’m going to proceed for now. Today is Day 1. I’m starting with 1-2 minutes in each location on my feet, calves, knees and thighs. I don’t expect to Herx from this. I’ll add in a minute on my sacrum every day because that’s where I think the infection is most intense.

We’ll see if I can even handle this for one week.

Coiling

In addition to all this, I added my mid-back for Babesia. It’s only 30 seconds and I’m not expecting a big reaction. Just in case, I thought I’d add it on a Lyme day that isn’t likely to give me problems.

  • Bartonella, abdomen, 5 minutes; chest, 2 minutes
  • Babesia, ilium, 1 minute each side; knees/elbows, 1 minute; liver, 5 minutes; chest, 5 minutes; shoulder blades, 30 seconds each; shoulders, 30 seconds; feet, 1 minute; central back, 30 seconds
  • Lyme, bottom of feet, 1 minute; top of feet, 1 minute; lower shin, 1 minute; upper calves, 1 minute; knees, 2 minutes; back of thighs, 1 minute; front of thighs, 1 minute; sacrum, 1 minute
  • Candida, abdomen, 10 minutes; chest, 2 minutes

Detox

  • skin brushing
  • yoga
  • juiced greens
  • diatomaceous earth
  • nap
  • BioMat (1 hour, level 3)

Body

I can feel the lowered dose of florinef in the evenings. My blood pressure, vision and balance feel a little bit off. But the second dose reduction has been less dramatic than the first. I’m not dealing with the body temperature swings this time. Hopefully the same will be true when I stop taking it all together.

My menstrual insomnia is over. That often happens after my period starts: the insomnia preceding it goes away with a nap the first day of bleeding. No night sweats. Just peaceful sleep for 8.5 hours. Cramps today were pretty mild. But I was tired.

I rested, mostly horizontally, this morning. Then I went to yoga class. We did some extra spinal twists. I could feel them in my sacrum and lumbar spine, a strange pulling pain, only the pulling wasn’t in the muscles. The forward bends at the end generated the same pulling pain along with a spontaneous headache. I spoke to my teacher about it a while back and gave him permission to do reiki on me during shivasana. That has helped reduce the headaches to something manageable on the way home.

I was exhausted after class. I ended up sleeping for over an hour and could have slept more if a friend didn’t show up to visit. We hung out for a while, good for my spirits. I’ll need a little more of the deep sleep tonight to finish the nap…

My apartment is a mess, mostly the kitchen and my regrown double pile of papers (with all sorts of electronic backlog as well). What I need is two or three healthy-ish days with no plans. Tomorrow won’t be it, I’ll spend 3 hours waiting for my cardiologist and come home wiped out. Oh well. I’m doing better than previously, but I’m still struggling a lot.

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