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Healing from the flu?

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I’ve got a lot going on. I have an aunt with terminal cancer who I’ve been healing with Reiki. I also have two friend’s who are ill, and this weekend, coincidentally, they both got very sick. One has sickle cell and the other has an undisclosed illness.

I went to see them both on tuesday to give them Reiki. My friend with the undisclosed illness also caught the flu or some kind of virus. She warned me not to come by since everyone in her home was catching it as well. But I thought I was different. I thought if I brought a mask for her to wear and gave myself Reiki before and after seeing her I would be ok. While being at her house, a close friend of hers was very sick with a fever and barely standing. I gave him Reiki and aromatherapy with Peppermint since I didn’t have Eucalyptus oil. He immediately felt better.

Afterward, I went to my other friend, the one with sickle cell. There was a clear difference in the way he was walking before and after treatment. He was feeling significantly better.

The next morning, on Wednesday, I woke up with a sinus pressure, neck and shoulders aching and a pressure on my glands around my throat/neck. That caught me quick, I thought.  But I went to work.

HEALING DAY ONE

Gave myself Reiki throughout the day. Inhaled 100% pure peppermint oil and massaged it on my neck and shoulders and upper back. Stimulated pressure points on my face neck and hands. Drank plenty of tea and water, ate tangerines, watermelon, currants w/ hemp seeds and a banana. During lunch, I went to the park close by. Tis the only picture I was able to capture. While at the park, i laid out my yoga mat, meditated, prayed, did reiki and even chanted a bit. Nature is sooooo good!

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Went back to work. Only one of my bosses was in the office and he was leaving early. He said I could go too. Went home and took a long nap. Got ready for yoga class (my first in a VERY long time). It was Vinyasa Yoga. I nearly passed out a few times of how weak I felt. Took two breaks but I finished the class. I needed to sweat it out.

Then I went to the Kava Bar to pick up some CamuCamu Supplements from my friend, and I took two or three kava shots while there. CamuCamu is a fruit found only in the amazon regions of South America. Its “extraordinarily high Vitamin C content (in the order of 2–3% of fresh weight) is the most important property of the fruit.” – Wikipedia – Camu Camu

Camu Camu Seeds

Camu Camu Seeds

Kava is a root from the pacific islands. It “is sedating and is primarily consumed to relax without disrupting mental clarity… Kava is chewed by some to relieve symptoms of throat pain, as it produces a “numbing” effect on the tongue and throat”. – Wikipedia – Kava

Kava Plant

Kava Plant

Went home and slept.

HEALING DAY TWO

I woke up feeling significantly worse. Called in sick. Immediately, I looked up some juices for the cold/flu. Missing a few ingredients, I drove to my brother’s house, 5 minutes away, and grabbed some things I needed.

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When I reached my house, there was a package in front of my door. CamuCamu Powder. I decided to add it to all my juices.

My friend gave me the CamuCamu pills.

My friend gave me the CamuCamu pills.

I juiced all afternoon. Took me a while because I felt weak. Made two types of juices.

Citrus Juice:

Grapefruit, Oranges, Limes, Blackberries. This recipe made two 8 oz jars. The original recipe was cranberries instead but I didn’t have any. Honestly, I wouldn’t make this juice again unless I substituted the grapefruit. It was a struggle drinking that.

Green Juice:

Kale, Broccoli, Celery, Ginger, Apple. This one made me one jar. Since I ran out of apples, I made one more jar with pear instead. These two have been my favorite juices in a long time. I will definitely make over and over when I buy more veggies.afternoon.jpg

Then I decided to eat a clove of garlic. But since I’m a punk, I had no idea how I was going to manage that. So I decided to cut up the clove in tiny pieces and take like a pill. It took me about half an hour to eat it. Here’s what I did: Took a piece, swallowed with green juice and then took a bite of banana. I used up my two green juices and a full banana.

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I also made myself orange tea.

Orange Tea:

Put water to boil. Cut up orange in four quarters with peel still on. Boil the oranges. Let simmer. Squeeze the orange juice into water. Drink up! (No picture for this one)

A took a very long nap. I awoke at night. Drank warm water. Decided to keep juicing. I made a variety of juices. I’d make something different every 8 oz.

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The green ones are my favorite!

As it was getting time for bed again, I drank some ginger tea by one of my favorite brands, Yogi.

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This morning I felt refreshed. Sinus pressure gone. My body was sore from yoga though. I decided to come back to work, hoping I will leave early to catch more sleep.

MORAL OF THE STORY:

I don’t like conventional medicine. Had I opted for over-the-counter drugs, I may have been sick all weekend long. A natural approach will really benefit your mind, soul and body. Your body needs these natural remedies because they aren’t chemicals that your organs are trying to figure out what to do with. My spirit was high all day yesterday despite feeling really sick. My mind was sharp. I did not feel nauseated nor sick to my stomach as some drugs tend to cause me to be. I’m happy I am able to heal myself with what Earth has to offer. No doctor needed!

I will leave you with the ginger tea quote:

“Your heartbeat is the rhythm of your soul.”

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Author: amoonfull

A lover of arts, tea & nature.

18 thoughts on “Healing from the flu?

  1. My dad and I both hate taking medicine unless we really, REALLY need to. Sometimes I cave if my throat is gross and I have to chant in the morning (which I usually do Tues-Friday, part of my job), but usually I try to just drink as much hot water and/or tea as possible and get plenty of sleep. Maybe one day I’ll own a juicer – your juice sounds good!!

    Anyway, glad you’re feeling better, take care! 🙂

  2. Convential medicine sux, however natural methods may take longer. That’s why prevention the best medicine!

    • I think natural methods usually take longer when the person is mixing natural remedies with regular/bad eating habits. Also, if the person usually has a healthy lifestyle, recovery may be less time as well. What do u think?

  3. Oops I spelled conventional wrong.

  4. This is a really great post, even the care you took in setting up the shots… nive work… being more of a “grazer”, I’m only now beginning to seriously look at eating more healthy (hey, everybody is a little behind in some project aren’t they?) – anyway, this post sure makes me want to make faster progress. Thanks! 🙂

  5. good to hear you’ve recovered…may God make it easy for your aunt and friends too…we are also into natural healing as a family, my son for instance doesn’t take conventional medicine too well, always upsets his tummy, so we resort to honey and lemon drink for him whenever he’s under the weather. take care moon.

  6. Yogi is a great tea. I love there quotes. Enjoy!

  7. You are so thurough! I love it

  8. You’re walking the walk, Moon (moon walk?) I’m glad you’re feeling better. I would have been down for the count.

  9. Hi. Nice post. I like your idea of ‘juicing’. Orange juice always makes me feel better when I have a cold. I will try your recipe for orange tea. Like your site. Jane

    • Thanks for passing by. My brother told me about the orange tea. I dont usually like orange tea when served in restaurants, but the home made version was yummy! especially if the orange is sweet!

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