I’m so sorry that I have not been adding to this blog. I really try to keep my blogging upbeat and inspiring on this blog. Guess that says something when I’m not blogging. It hasn’t that I’ve been depressed. I’ve just been extremely tired. Since I had took that tumble down a few steps I’ve really been tired. It took all my energy to just recover from that.
I also have quite my Donna Eden Energy Medicine Certification classes. They were just way too much for me to handle on both the energy and physical levels. What I have been doing is getting treatments and learning about Qigong for Healing. It really isn’t that much different from Energy Medicine. Actually Qigong is the birthplace of energy medicine and comes from China. No doubt you will be reading more and more of Qigong from me in the coming weeks.
Chris is already started classes that will get her to instructor status in three years. I’m hoping to join in the classes next year. I really need a year to get healthier and more energy flowing in my body.
Here is an article that Chris wrote on her Chris’ Qigong Experience blog. You should check it out.
Tips for living with chronic illness
I’d like to share some of the things that have helped Cee with her Lyme disease. I think they would also help someone who had any chronic disease that involved an immune deficiency, such as fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. Remember, though, that I don’t have any medical training. I’m just telling you what has worked for her, combinations of Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine. You are responsible for your own wellness.
1. Take your temperature. Seriously. Cee’s temp normally runs about two and a half degrees (F) below normal. Running low is just as bad as running high. It means your body is working on overdrive just to try to keep you warm, and it’s losing the battle. Your temperature is a cheap and easy way to see how you are doing.
2. Stay warm, especially in your center of your body, from the bottom of the lungs down to the bladder. Even if the room is warm, wear a sweater vest or something that will keep your core warm.
3. Your body is working hard to keep its temperature regulated. If you tend to overheat, cool down as quickly as possible. Grab a bag of frozen peas and hold it up against your neck. Do anything to cool you down quickly.
4. Conserve energy. That’s what 2 and 3 were all about, helping your body with standard tasks. Carry that over into other parts of your life. Plan errands, shop with a list, ask for help when needed. Your energy is like gold. Spend it wisely.
5. Eat hot food. Drink hot liquids. Don’t force your body to warm food as part of the digestive process. Conserve your energy. Never, ever drink ice cold beverages.
6. Eat easily digested food. Stick with the things you know your body can tolerate. Don’t eat raw food. Eating cooked food helps the digestive process.
7. Ginger is excellent for warming you. You can have it as a tea or grate it into your food. If you’re really courageous, you can eat a few slices raw.
Hugs and blessings
Cee and Chris