This journey, this quest, is not just for me. My goal has always been to share what is working for me on my way back to wellness. First, it is prayer. Why, after all these years, God hasn’t just ‘healed’ me instantly during my darkest hours…is a blog entry of its own. I would imagine many of you have asked that same question as well. The answer often takes me to Job in the Bible.
In the past few weeks I’ve switched up my plethora of supplements which includes nutrition, many herbals for pain and inflammation and sleep aids, as well as new topicals. There are a whole lot of good products out there to try, yes. But there are also many, many (did I say many?) companies that have jumped on this money-making bandwagon selling herbs and formulas (i.e. CBD, hemp, turmeric, magnesium, CoQ10, Corydalis, Cat’s Claw, the list goes on and on…) and it is because these things WORK! Yes, but quality and formulation is key! Unfortunately even in this industry of ‘alternative’ options, there are shortcuts and dishonesty. I say that because if a company sells a product for good health, they should be diligent enough to make sure theirs delivers on its claims. If they take our good, hard-earned money to provide a bottle of wellness, it darn well better have the lab-tested quality, valid studies and even a Certificate of Analysis behind that batch. Too many do not.
So the new things I’m taking have been researched well (by my husband since that’s his thing) but mostly are not overnight sensations. During a consult with a Dr friend this week, he said sometimes we need to go on a ‘supplement holiday’. Any kind of holiday sounds good right now, ha! Looking at my blood work, he did say that my heart is healthy (thank you Lord) though gotta bring down those RA numbers.
I am seeing little breakthroughs on most days, and being very analytical by nature, even more so in the past 15 years, it feels like a full-time job. Kinda sad that most of my waking moments are spent calculating movements. There are other things I’d rather be doing! When mid-day usually brings relief in some areas, it’s a good time to take a store trip, maybe go for a walk down the hill…or vacuum the house and do some laundry! Oh I do do those things at higher levels but it’s not as enjoyable, can do worse damage and it shows on my face usually…and we all want to look better than that out in public, right?
But that’s not all I have to report. Remember that I’m a big advocate for Ortho-Bionomy? With two great practitioners, I see one of them weekly. Ortho-Bionomy is really helping my central nervous system and autonomic nervous system perform as they should, and it does much more! I had two really good days after last week’s O-B treatment! I also use ICES DigiCeutical Technology on targeted areas of my body almost daily for pain relief. Where I used to have weekly chiropractic adjustments and weekly massages to help manage pain, I’m doing those much less often, so that’s good progress! Occasionally I rebound and get on the vibration plate but my husband says it’s not nearly enough. I say…there’s that fine line again, haha!
Typical for autoimmune, some days are so much better than others. As these layers are peeling back, I’ve finally been able to see the difference that the coming rain has on me. I love rain but the changing pressure is not kind to my body and I know many of you can relate. Diet also does affect pain. Though I try to avoid known inflammatory foods, I fail slightly, but who wants to be perfect with food?
More good news…this coming week I’ll be getting a Hummingbird by Vital Motion. Look it up. Good reviews for Fibromyalgia! I’m excited to use it and report lower pain levels! And I used an Ampcoil twice this past month. My husband talked with the founder and we are very impressed. There are answers out there for ALL of us who are not in perfect health.
One of the many things I learned while at the clinic in Arkansas this year is that not everyone gets well using all or even some of the same methods that helped someone else get well. We are each unique – in our fingerprints, our personalities – and in our sickness and our wellness!
Soooo many of my prayers are answered, daily! If God chooses to heal me this way, I’m good to go. If I can help even one person along the way, then even better! There’s much to be grateful for each day.
Gentle hugs and blog ya soon!
Habakkuk 3:19 says:
‘The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to tread on the heights.’