Let your pain speak. Pain management is often necessary and grounded in kindness and mercy. Pain avoidance on the other hand will go too far. Learn to walk that line. The entire medical system, both for physical and mental health, is largely based on pain avoidance-it's not sustainable. We must feel to deeply heal. Fact... Continue Reading →
Update Sept. 2016: I had reason to remember this post today since I'm off to a local's house to pick up some branches so that I can harvest the bark. I'm very excited to have some local bark. This is a lovely herbal medicine that I am now using in a formula from Chinese Medicine that helps soothe the soul. A shen tonic which includes polygala, poria, astragulus, licorice, and reishi. Yes, I'm now learning a bit about chinese herbalism and I can finally do formulas because I continue to heal and am no longer so hypersensitive.
I tested hyperthyroid about 6 weeks ago...it made my iatrogenic nervous system chaos far worse. I took herbs (mostly a variety of different but particular nervine herbs which I made into teas and sipped therapeutically throughout the day) and did yoga, concentrating on a few poses for supporting my thyroid and also emphasized certain healthy foods in my diet. A few days ago I sensed I no longer needed the herbs (I continuously intuitively took what I needed, not what is generally prescribed by herbalists, even...I totally listened to my body and the energetics of the herbs) So I stopped the herbs a few days ago as they seemed to no longer be needed and in fact were not agreeing with me anymore and so I stopped them over the course of a few days. Today it's been 6 weeks since I last tested and my thyroid test came back NORMAL. … [click on title for the rest of the post]