Another wonderful piece of my journey came today in a trip to my acupuncturist - a lovely Chinese man who has known and treated me for over 20 years. I brought him my thermography scan thinking he would definitely be all over it and giving me lots of needles and herbs- but, he looked it over and then had his partner look it over. His partner is educated in reading thermography scans- and neither of them found any cause for alarm. They said it looked fine- possibly a fibrocystic area in one part of the breast. But the main heat they saw they determined not my breast, but my liver. The liver detoxifies anger. And so, I was told to meditate more and work stretching all the fascia of my right shoulder- which I was told was tight because of any STRESS over being told I likely had a fibroid. I had to admit, it could be true.
And so for the first time since knowing my acupuncturist, I was driving home 20 minutes later not having been actually treated for anything. He reminded me that over the last 20 years, most all my issues have been musculoskeletal in nature and that this one was probably not that different. If it turned out to be a fibroid (which is what the radiologist thought, and would reveal for certain in an ultrasound) he said he would prescribe some herbs, which- in addition to my already super clean diet- would knock a cystic mass out easily.
I asked if the liver showing up might indicate I was detoxing viruses, such as Herpes or Shingles, as I believed to be true and shared with you a few posts back. He said that viruses can live in the liver (this is also what my study confirmed) and he thought it was a possibility.
Interestingly though, I thought as I drove away- that it’s all coming back to fear- which is anger, really if you think about it. Anger stems from fear. And sadness- which in Chinese Medicine is typically reflected in the lungs. And both these things I have been letting go of (remember a few posts back I shared of a tightness in my lungs during my cleanse, I still get little bits of that though it has decreased.)
And so for the first time in a long time I feel I am finally heading out of the woods. These last two weeks have been a very deep part of my healing journey and I will not forget them. They have not been my journey in full, though. I think I have been heading here for a long, long time.
It is CLEAR to me that fear can physically inflame the body. It can even be read on a thermogram- when someone thinks fearful thoughts, it can cause instant inflammation. And so it was at the thermography center…. as I shared with you the other day: when I was told there was inflammation, that is when I felt discomfort arise in my breast and back.
Fear can inflame the body. Prolonged sadness can weaken the body. Trust and Joy can (and will) strengthen the body.
As far as food….cooked food inflames us. Meat, alcohol, wheat, caffeine, dairy all inflames the body and makes physical imbalances more imbalanced. RAW food decreases inflammation, offers micronutrients, is nutrient dense, easily digestible and quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. There is so much more to it, but this is a taste (no pun intended) of what I have learned and seen and felt and this is what I will continue to go on.
The mind and the body working together are always seeking their natural state - which is perfect health. As for me, I will nevermore go back, always forward.
So thankful for this journey. So much, in fact, I am going to be embarking on an educational journey soon towards a certification that will allow me to teach others how to become more healthy and pain-free…..I’ll share more about that in the near future. I am excited to learn as much as I can and I will share with anyone listening along the way.
Much Love and health to you….