I don’t know. Diet does matter. After leaving France mid December and all the following winter I endured pain running down the outside of my « good » left leg. I know this pain refers to the Gall Bladder Meridian in Chinese Medicine which begins on the outer eye to run parallel zigzags over the head, down the neck, the side of the torso and down the outside legs to finish on the outside of the 4th toe. (One doubtless has observed that MS weakness in the feet and hands begins in the 4th and 5th fingers/toes. These areas correspond to the Gall Bladder and Triple Warmer Meridians which work together in Chinese Medicine. The Bladder Meridan exits outside the 5th toe.)
Mid December through late January I ignored my diet protocol. Though I resumed the gluten free, nitrite free, « toxic » free diet late January while adding the positives (raw vegetable juice, lots of greens, fish) it has taken almost 6 months to recover. The muscle wrap around the left foot has finally subsided. I have been liberated from the leg pain, as long as I follow my diet. In fact, this gall bladder meridien is my « canary in the mine », If the pain begins I know I’ve poisoned myself in some way. It doesn’t take much. One evening I succumbed to an urge to eat a french bread/cheese sandwich. I suffered all night with the GB (gall bladder meridien) pain (I also call this the de-tox pain since this is the yang meridian detoxifier linked to its yin partner, the Liver meridian.) Which was worse, the cheese or the gluten in the bread ? I don’t know.
THE major toxicity factor during my Spanish trip was doubtless the chemicals added to the processed meat (nitrites/nitrates in particular) which I ate in abudance for breakfast to obtain my protein ration for the day. I recently watched 2 US documentaries from the 1970s when scientific research conclusevly demonstrated that nitrites/nitrates cause Cancer. One lady scientist was terrified to be interviewed for fear of being attaacked by a major Corporation. The second had discovered that the only thing that separated children with leukemia from « normals » was that they ate hotdogs. Hotdogs. That discovery didn’t go over very well.
Obviously if I dine in a restaurant I can eat healthy fish every day, but can I afford it ? One solution might be to eat a McDonald’s chicken salad in order to get cooked meat without preservatives (hopefully). Not hamburgers and chips. Sounds outrageous, but that might work.
This GB « toxicity » Meridan has become particularly sensitive and appears to be linked to the bladder. If I drink even a sip of wine, the bladder urethra is irritated. The bladder is connected to the Autonomous Nervous System (ANS) which implies that the gall bladder meridien so sensitive to « toxins » is similarly connected. In my case they work together. Automatic reflex of this Meridien on the damaged right leg causes the « drop foot » muscles to lift the foot as the knee bends and the leg lifts up. So the nerves and muscles are there but I can’t voluntarily make them work on the right leg.
January 2015 I realized my bladder inflammation was caused by Cranberry powder. I had been ingesting it (obviously to excess) to heal/prevent bladder infections. Cranberry acts to flush e-coli germs from the bladder by acting on the endothelium. It has become a popular « natural » remedy for cystitus. (It apparently acts on the intestines as well which had become very enflamed.) The inflammation was so intense it irritated the gall bladder meridian outside my left leg so I actually had trouble walking. (Unfortunately for me, I have a hammer 4th toe which curls under slightly to be very painful. I have to use a cotton pad to lift the toe, otherwise the outside toenail is so painful it causes the leg to go into spasms. This is the same endpoint of the GB meridien. That endpoint is used to « balance » the meridien which implies that mine is ALWAYS unbalanced because this point is always painful. Bad news.)
So I stopped taking the cranberry. I had heard of this remedy in San Francisco in 1970, though it didn’t work too well for me at the time to eradicate an e coli infection. It’s only recently this knowledge has filtered down into French medical circles. My poor Doctor was vexed by my conclusion that the cranberry was at the origin of the inflammation as evidenced by the high leukocyte count (no germ). Well, too much of anything is not much of a good thing.
So, where am I heading with this ?
As I said I felt terrible for nearly 6 months after my trip to Spain. And suddenly I feel better. My tongue is no longer black which implies I no longer have a Candida yeast infection. I haven’t had a bladder infection in a long time (which means no anti-biotics and a healthy intestinal flora.) After over 30 years of taking Standard Process Supplements, the dosage of some have decreased slightly. And most significantly, I’ve experienced the pain in the gall bladder meridien of the « dead » right leg which implies the nerves are beginning to work again.
What has changed, how can I account for this minor improvement ?
Bio-Magnetic Pair treatments are the only thing I’ve done differently since my first one in Spain December 18, 2016. I underwent a second treatment by a Parisian practitioner March and April 2017. I continued with magnets for home treatment thereafter, and then in May I stopped. I feared they were making me sick, I felt terrible until July.
And now I have recovered, am feeling quite good. (Of course, it’s summer, I’m not cold, I’m enjoying the sun, the pool and our large country home. But this has previously been the case and usually hot weather brings cystitus or a yeast infection, or some misery. Not now.)
Also, I’ve asked several therapists about resuming bio-magnetic pair treatment, and the response has always been positive. Since the muscle testing or pendulum diagnosis has always worked for me since 1984 it is difficult to reject this unanimous opinion. So maybe I should resume treatment.
I think I’ll begin daily self treatments with the 4 magnets the Parisian therapist lent me. The black (north pole, negative, Hplus ions, alkaline ; healing promoter, bacteria, parasites) goes on the right eye and base of the skull while the red (south pole, positive, OHminus ions, acidity, healing detriment, viruses, fungus) goes on the left eye and back of the head. (See January 3, 2017 blog post « Preliminary Thoughts on Bio-Magnetic Pair Therapy ».)
When I return to Paris this coming winter I’ll continue treatment Originally the Parisian therapist said I needed 5 two hour treatments. I’ve undergone two. Perhaps I’ll need more than three more since I’ve interrupted treatment.
I admit I fear the treatments. Is it recovery I fear ? Change ? This past spring I was convinced the treatments were making me sick. But perhaps they were a sign of detoxification, the throwing off of viruses or bacteria ? Effective healing leads to transformation and often – usually – a resurgence of symptoms. Dr. Scott said healing repeats the illness in reverse. I assume that once (if) the nerves begin to recover, they will be painful. (That happened with my first healing spring 1985. Of course I was much younger.) I face this with trepidation. I fear won’t be able to sleep. Already when the Gall Bladder meridien in the left leg throbs painfully I can’t sleep.
Well, I’m ready now to undergo transformation, a kind of death. Maybe nothing will happen, but I’m willing to try. I can’t explain my resistance any other way. I began self treatment today August 3, 2017 at 3 :20 p.m. for 30 minutes. We’ll see where I am in a year.
Tags : Bio-Magnetic Pair, Nitrites, Nitrates, Autonomic Nervous System, Bladder