Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for June 29, 2006

Today I decided to wait until I got into work before taking my vitamins. Again, the same thing happened as yesterday. About half an hour after breakfast and my vitamins, I had mild stomach cramps and diarrhea again. I can’t be having too much fibre?

For the longest time, I’ve noticed that my “weird” symptoms happen about five minutes before I have a bowel movement. I’ve always thought it was weird but I forgot about it when I was told there was nothing wrong with the colon. Five minutes before a bowel movement is significant because that is when it’s in the sigmoid.

I’m just starting chapter five of Dr. Jensen’s book and he is talking about a thing called the healing crisis.

The Healing Crisis

Also known as the “Herxheimer Reaction”, this reaction occurs when the body tries to eliminate toxins at a faster rate than they can be properly disposed of. The more toxic one’s bodily systems are, the more severe the detoxification, or healing crisis. It is characterized by a temporary increase in symptoms during the cleansing or detox process which may be mild or severe. You may feel worse and therefore conclude that the treatment is not working. But these reactions are instead signs that the treatment is working and that your body is going through the process of cleaning itself of impurities, toxins and imbalances.

Such reactions are temporary and can occur immediately — or within several days, or even several weeks, of a detox. Symptoms usually pass within 1-3 days, but on rare occasions can last several weeks. If you are suffering from a major illness, the symptoms you experience during the healing crisis may be identical to the disease itself. Sometimes discomfort during the healing crisis is of greater intensity than when you were developing the chronic disease. This may explain why there may be a brief flare-up in one’s condition. Often the crisis will come after you feel your very best. Most people feel somewhat ill during the first few days of a cleanse because it is at that point that your body dumps toxins into the blood stream for elimination. With a more serious condition there may be many small crises to go through before the final one is possible. In any case, a cleansing & purifying process is underway, and stored wastes are in a free-flowing state. 

Cause:

The healing crisis is the result of every body-system, in concert, working to eliminate waste products through all elimination channels and set the stage for regeneration. The end result: old tissues are replaced with new. When any treatment or cleansing program causes a large scale die-off of bacteria, a significant amount of endotoxins (toxins within the bacteria itself) are released into the body. The more bacteria present, and the stronger their endotoxins, the stronger the cleansing reaction. When any treatment or detox causes the organs of the body (particularly the liver, which is a storehouse of drug and poison residues) to release their stored poisons and toxins, a cleansing reaction may occur. Any program, such as fasting, which causes a rapid breakdown of fat cells (which are a storehouse for toxins), can cause a healing crisis as toxins previously lodged in the fat cells are released into the blood stream. 

Symptoms:

The healing crisis will usually bring about past conditions in whatever order the body is capable of handling at that time. People often forget the diseases or injuries they have had in the past, but are usually reminded during the crisis
 
Easing Your Way Through the Healing Crisis: 

Drink plenty of fresh water (especially water), juices, and herbal teas to flush the body of toxins. Some professionals recommend distilled water as the best. Drink from 2 to 4 quarts(liters) per day. This will help flush the toxins out of your system and speed along the detoxification.

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June 29, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for June 26, 2006

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So now I have two things pointing me in the direction of my sigmoid. Doctor Google?

Sigmoid Function: The functions of the sigmoid and rectum are transmitting stool toward the anus,  serving both as a collection site and with contractions, producing evacuation. Absorbing water from the stool and secreting mucus are other important functions. The parasympathetic stimulate contractility, secretion of mucus, and relaxation of sphincters, and the sympathetic produce functions antagonistic to those parasympathetic nerves.

Okay, talk about way too much information… But now I have a link with the Sigmoid and the parasympathetic nervous system. And now B vitamins!

The colon contains nearly 60 varieties of microflora or bacteria to aid digestion, promote vital nutrient production, to maintain pH (acid-base) balance, and to prevent proliferation of harmful bacteria. These bacteria provide important functions such as the synthesis of folic acid and valuable nutrients from foods, including vitamins ‘K’ and portions of the ‘B’ complex. Bacillus coli and acidophillus comprise the majority of healthy bacteria in the colon along with other disease producing bacteria in lesser numbers. The process of digestion from ingestion of food to defecation, normally takes between 12 to 24 hours assuming that the colon is fully functional and non-toxic. Irregular or infrequent bowel movements can allow toxic residues, from the by-products of undigested foods, to remain in the colon.

The intestering thing about the sigmoid process is I’ve been taking acidophilus almost every day since my first appointment with the naturopath. Is it possible that it was hiding a bigger problem with my sigmoid? I did have weird bowel movements starting around July 2005 and the acidophilus had a great effect.

June 26, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for June 26, 2006

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Walked into the Osteopathy clinic, filled out the standard introduction form detailing a brief medical history and waited. While I’m in the waiting area, I spot the Toronto Star talking about how Toronto Hydro will switch on the first phase of its new wireless broadband service.

After a short wait, I meet with the doctor and he asks me what brings me to the clinic. I give my usual story: Internal vibration, Plantar Fasciitis, Stomach bloating and how all of my testing has come up negative. I mention about the suspected EMF exposure, pears, vitamin C, tuna and talk about vitamin deficiencies and Beriberi. He makes a few notes as I go through the history and he comments that it is an interesting story but has never heard of Beriberi. He admits right away that I’ve done a tremendous amount of research and that he may not be able to solve my problems but explained that using Osteopathy, he may be able to find other things that are going on within the body.

He asks if I have ever been in a car accident, any sprained or broken bones and any surgery. I’ve had my appendix removed, a sprained finger on my left hand and surgery to remove a extra bone growth in my leg when I was about twelve.

He then starts by asking me to stand in the upright position and asks me to remove my shirt. He walks back and forth and then asks me to turn around. I assume he does the same thing again and he comments how my left shoulder is higher than it should be. He then asks me to lie down on the table and he twists my legs checking for the range of motion and flexability. He starts pressing around my abdomen and comments on how my left side is firmer than it should be and says he is pressing on my Sigmoid.

SAY WHAT??!!! The Sigmoid? That came up in my self-Iridology exam. I can’t believe it.

He continues by talking about Cranial osteopathy. He lightly touches around my head and keeps talking about a thing called the sacrum. It is the bone that joins your spine to your pelvis. After about five minutes, he comments on how my cranial has no movement and how it can cause other problems when movement is restricted with a possibility that there is a link to the sigmoid. He places his hand around the area of the tailbone and measures the pulse of something called the Cerebrospinal fluid from the brain to the bottom of the spine. Turns out that mine is weaker than it should be.

That was basically the appoinment. Very simple and non-instrusive. I google cranial osteopathy when I get home:

What is Cranial Osteopathy?

Cranial osteopathy has many similarities with the oldest known method of healing, the laying on of hands. The osteopath combines healing intention with a knowledge of anatomy, using the hands to “listen” for restrictions or strains in the body. Although the name implies head manipulation, the techniques are used to treat the whole body. 

Why Call it Cranial

Partly for historical reasons. Dr Sutherland, who was the first teacher of cranial osteopathy, devised a system of correcting cranial bone restrictions using manipulation. He tested many of his early theories on his own head, keeping detailed records of the symptoms that came and went when he created, then removed, a variety of cranial bone restrictions. He experienced symptoms such as depression and severe head and jaw pain that were a direct cause of the restrictions he created.

What About the Rest of the Body

Although originally the focus was on the bones of the skull, it soon became obvious that other parts of the body were involved, in particular the sacrum. The sacrum is the bone that joins your spine to your pelvis. If the pelvis is twisted, tilted or unbalanced it will have an effect through the sacrum and its attachments all the way up the spine and into the base of the cranium.

However, bones are held in position by muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia. It is the interplay of all these forces that is important. The osteopath combines healing intention with a knowledge of anatomy, using the hands to “listen” for restrictions or strains within the body’s intrinsic movement patterns.

Wow! That was really amazing but will it solve my problems?

June 26, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for June 13, 2006

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This is the iris for my left eye. I have those deep grooves again on the top of the iris and again, it’s the area of the cerebrum. I have some distinct marks on the bottom but I can’t figure out from the chart what it means… it’s in the area of the sigmoid which from the chart, is a part of the lower colon.

But I’ve recently had a colonoscopy and nothing was found. If there was a problem with the sigmoid, they would’ve found something. That is…if I’m reading it properly…

June 14, 2006 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

   

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