Yes I understand and agree that staying positive is crucial at all times. During TSW and staying positive is 2 separate equations. Is like a hurricane came unannounced! When this itchy devil possess you, everything around you fades out. You can be watching a movie, meditating, on the phone with someone, nothing can distract this itch. Once you start just touching the itchy part, game on! TSW is different than your usual eczema, this itch is contagious!
I do swear during TSW salt baths are a relief (Epsom, Dead Sea, Bamboo and Himalayan). Just wish I was fast enough to draw a bath!!!
Will talk more about baths in my next post!
How to stay positive?
We all know that exercise has positive impact on the brain. When one is ill, we have to adjust to the demands of the illness. That affects a person’s mobility and independence, and change the way a person lives, sees him- or herself, and/or relates to others. These requirements are stressful and cause a great amount of despair or sadness to the suffering individual and love ones. I am grateful for the friends, love and support from my boyfriend. Also many thanks to www.ITSAN.org. I wouldn't not have realized this is another TSW. (FYI, I must have been through a few unknowingly and my first in 89/90. that was more consistent flare all year. This withdrawal, I had break for 2 months, so I didn't think it was TSW.
Also like to give thanks to Dahn Yoga Master Amy and Mellyana for the unconditional love, visitations that comes with private lessons. Without these beautiful, caring people whom I only met 2 months ago, I don't think I can come this far.
Here are some exercises that is best for my condition at this moment :)
The Large Intestine Meridian contains 20 points in all, beginning at the outside corner of the index finger’s nail, following a path up the arm, dipping slightly towards the lungs after crossing the shoulder blade, and ending beside the nostril. It is associated with overall energy, bowel regularity, clear lungs and healthy skin.
Meridians, or energy channels, comprise the “energy body.” There are 12 major meridians, each connecting to a main internal organ. Meridians are paired, running symmetrically through the physical body and moved by Ki energy. Click on link below for more info.
Chest Exercise to Improve Lung Function.
Our skin cells require sufficient oxygen and blood supply for their normal work. Other than circulating more oxygen to the cells, deep breathing also helps in the circulation of lymph fluid. Children breathe deeply from their diaphragm; however, as we advance in age, our breathing shifts to the chest and becomes faster and shallower. Video below is a perfect simple chest workout.
I also do meridian tapping and easily 20 mins go by without any effort. I tap from head to toes.
The tapping I do is different from EMF( Emotional Freedom Techniques)
Here is a video of where our meridian points are located:
Followed by full body tapping
Remember to tap your liver, stomach and kidneys and say I love my liver & all your other organs!