Went to the Chinese Herbal medicine lady today, mind blowing stuff.
I am sitting here with no sunglasses on and the lights on, first time in about 2 or more weeks. My eyes still hurt but more bearable !
You’ll have to forgive me I’m new to blogging but felt a need to write everything down so that I remember what happened and also in case anyone with rashes or asthma or whatever else is interested.
So it was not quite as I imagined it would be. The lady is Chinese and is a herbalist and acupuncturist and writes in Chinese which is amazing to watch. She took all my details and we chatted about everything wrong, skin, eyes, asthma, ezcema, weight etc. She seemed to guess some problems ie blocked sinus which only an operation may or may not cure.
She started talking about acupuncture eek (I have a massive problem with people sticking needles in me) so I asked why not herbs. Apparently herbs are a long term thing but acupuncture will help the situation at the moment. She said that all my channels were blocked. Didn’t know I had any channels so I questioned this.
She showed me on a little human shaped dummy covered in lines going down and across and lots of Chinese writing. We have all these channels apparently and mine are blocked from years and years of build up. She said I obviously have an allergic type of body (marvelous) and anything will block them which is why I had an outbreak a few years ago and it took two years before it even started to go down (a rash covered me for two years and I have to work hard to keep it at bay now). She mentioned hair dye, make up, alcohol, toilet cleaner ie duck, air freshners anything really. If I put duck or similar down the loo before I go to bed I can’t sleep as it brings on my asthma, alcohol does funny things to the colour of my face and its painful, can’t wear make up anymore and she told me to stop dying my hair, bummer !
She also told me to avoid all seafood. That is just a nightmare. Its my birthday at the weekend and I’m having a get together with my family and we are getting fresh seafood, I love it, she said ‘no you are not’. She said I can eat fish as it comes out a river !! Also I can never touch oranges ever at all again. No orange juice, nothing with orange in it at all ever. She spoke about intolerance’s to food etc. I also need to drink water so I guess my one small glass per week is just not gonna be enough anymore.
She then said that I should eat my main meal at lunch time and only a small meal at tea time. I questioned that as well as I’ve always done it the other way around and eat with Jessica, my daughter, and she said that everyone says that but you always should go to bed with am empty stomach, never full. She said give Jessica dinner at tea time as normal and I just have half of what I would do but make sure I have dinner at lunch time (she’s not see my normal portion size). She said the weight would fall off if I do that. We’ll see.
So back to my channels which she needed to open up. She said one patient said his asthma puffer didn’t work and his GP told him that he couldn’t give him anything else as he was on top doses (this is like me) and so he had all this unblocking done and he found that his asthma pumps then worked afterwards and couldn’t believe it. She said that lots of GP’s in the area recommend her to patients.
Here we go………. I had seven needles put in me OMG. I hate needles, really really really hate them in me. I can stick them in anyone else but not me, it is the thought of it.
I squeezed Jessica’s hand so hard that all the doodling on it she’d done at school came off whoops !
I have to be honest and say I did not feel any needles at all, none of them. I have a photo but its horrendous as it is of my massive fat face. I had one put in the middle of my upper chest, to do with my lungs, I had two put in my eyebrows, one each side on the end of my eyebrows (the middle ends), I had one either side of the base of my nose about 1 cm away from nose. I had one each on the side of my wrists, these are the channels that go to the lungs as well. She asked beforehand if my lungs felt heavy and they do have a heavy feeling chest so guess that is what she means.
She then left me lying on this bed with the needles in for 30 minutes with my eyes shut. Its was quite disconcerting. She said to Jessica that she was not allowed to speak to me as I need to relax. Mmmmm not sure that was quite the word I would use. I tried to talk to Jessica but she ignored me.
After half an hour she came back and she took them out and I didn’t know she had, I felt none of it at all, its very clever, she didn’t stop talking throughout, distracting tactics.
Anyway she said be careful you may feel light (yeh right) and light headed and I stood up and felt really odd but it was nice odd, bit spaced out really I guess (not that I would know about that). I had to go to the cashpoint to pay her and I sort of bounced lightly down the road and back again, odd.
She reckons I’ll need 3, 4 or 5 treatments to unblock as its taken 44 years to block and I should start noticing stuff.
Well believe it or not but I still am sitting here at home in the evening with no sunglasses on The sunglass wearing has been quite normal over the last 2 or 3 weeks of an evening, bearing in mind its winter and dark and I also have the lights off except one otherwise I would walk into things as well as my sunglasses on.
My eyes are twitching slightly now and I could itch them but I’m not and the lights are still on. Its just odd. I haven’t needed my asthma pump yet and normally sitting here I do for some reason. I had a small tea as I happened to meet friends for lunch today and we had a big old meal.
I have no idea if this works or whether its a bit rubbish but I’ve tried everything else for all this so willing to try anything. The herbs will come after which I boil up and drink eek if I want to of course. She said now was a good time to do this as it was winter and so less allergens around in the air. She made a lot of sense and has been practicing for 30 years so who am I to argue.
I’ll update as and when anything is different or I feel different. Thanks for reading.