|Saturday, March 10th 2012
|So my mom has problems with coughing. She was on all kinds of asthma medications, and seeing like 3 different doctors monthly, if not weekly, but was still having no relief from her huge coughing fits.
Then finally one of her doctor's talked about how he went to see a holistic allergist. But as the government does not like holistic allergists and are trying everything possible to try and get them to stop. (and I really don't get why either it makes no sense to shut something down that is HELPING people - but I think the most they're going to do is make them take out 'Allergist' from their profession name... so people don't take them for real doctors) so anyways... because doctor's are not allowed to refer their patients to these holistic allergists because they're not real doctors and their science sounds wacky and made up - despite the fact that it works - my mom's doctor had to be like 'so I know of this girl that works with holistic stuff... and she might be able to help with your coughing... I can't remember her name tho and all I know is that she's on that street facing the park.
My mom found her... after a couple of treatments: Almost no more coughing!
My mom doesn't understand how it all works so she calls her the 'voodoo doctor'
When my mom found out I was allergic to pineapple and oranges, on top of shrimp and being lactose intolerant, she suggested I go see the 'voodoo doctor'. When I broke out after eating fish and confessed that I think I might be mildly allergic to cats, my mother made an appointment for me with the Voodoo doctor. Then she suggested that I should ask the Voodoo doctor about my ear.
(I dunno if you know or not but I've had on-going issues with my ear. it's my left ear, feels full all the time, hurts when I lie on my right ear - I get a painful draining sensation in my left ear - and if I do jumping or walking fast I hear this gasping noise and get really dizzy. After my recent ENT appointment where the doctor basically ignored everything I told him and told me to get a mouth guard (for night) and stop cleaning the wax out of my ears (even tho I explained 500 times that cleaning my ears helped it feel better and I didn't start until YEARS after I had the ear problems) - he didn't care what I said. cleaning out my ears and grinding my teeth at night (eh?) were the cause. Despite the fact that around the time the problems started I'd been in a plane where the pilot did a 'uhoh there's the airport' and landed very quickly and suddenly and my ear was in excruciating pain)
My appointment was Monday. First off we discussed everything I knew I was allergic to:
Lactose Intolerant (milk, ice cream, cream)
She asked me if the gastro problems were limited to milk products only or if I had issues with that for anything else. I jokingly told her: "Well other than blueberries being my own personal laxative no other issues than what I told you!"
So then she took me into the other room. I had to make sure my pockets were empty... no change, cell phones etc. Sit with my feet, uncrossed, and flat on the ground. put my right elbow (I'm right handed) on the table and put my thumb and ring finger together. And try and keep them together. To test and explain how it was going to work she takes my thumb in one hand and my ring finger in another and tells me to put my hand on top of my head palm down. Then she tries to pull my fingers apart. They stay. I reverse my hand on top of my head and suddenly my fingers pop apart when she pulls on them.
Something about how everything has a magnetic energy of some kind and when our body has a sensitivity to a certain thing it tends to repel it. So then I take little vials of essences of stuff and hold them up against my skin. She then tries to pull my fingers apart. If they don't budge, I'm fine. If they pull apart (depending on how easily) then I'm 'sensitive' (or allergic) to that thing.
After testing all kinds of things this is the list that I ended up being allergic to:
Blueberries (go figure... who knew they weren't supposed to act like a laxative! it's always been like that for me I just always thought that was the price of eating yummy blueberries!)
4k feet altitude
5k feet altitude (she said something about my ear being stuck there when we landed quickly)
earwax (hey maybe that's why it helped to clean my ears out! >.< )
Bay Shrimp (ya no others just those two... weird)
Deep Fried Halibut (but not on it's own...)
and then Milk and Cream
But! She didn't get to finish. I still have other allergies (that I've had so long I forgot to ask about - like nickel) and allergies for my asthma to check up on.
So after we got the list of stuff I'm allergic to... she puts all the vials (but the milk ones as those have to be desensitized by themselves says her) on this little machine run by a 9 volt battery. Then she turns it on and touches this metal thingy (while I hold another metal thingy in my hand) to certain spots on my body. After that I'm supposed to avoid the things she De-sensitized me to for a week-ish and then I can slowly start trying them again. She recommended that for the first 3 days I drink at least 2 liters of water per day as that will help with my cells cleansing and not being sensitive and I don't really understand it but it made sense at the time.
So after it's all said and done my mom takes me out to lunch and I drink all kinds of water. I'm feeling fine - my mom warns me I'm going to feel terrible. I get more and more dehydrated feeling and eventually start to get a carsick feeling. And then the exhaustion hits. Like the sandman drove his truck over me or something. I'm pretty sure I drank 3 or more liters that first day I felt so miserable. The second day started out find but by dinner time the sandman was driving over me with his truck again... and the third day I was fine until a little bit after dinner and then that sandman was back again ;)
So today (being saturday) was the first day she said to start trying stuff again... see if I had any of my reactions... I decided the best way to test this all out - to see if it actually works or if it's just some crazy hoax... was to eat a bunch of blueberries! So I made a blueberry smoothie!
I made it this morning... and Nothing! Usually I would have gone to the bathroom at least 3 times by now after having a blueberry smoothie. So I'm guessing that this voodoo craziness actually has some truth to it and it works! altho I will probably have to be De-sensitized to my cats again... because omg avoiding cats who usually schmooze you 24-7 is actually pretty difficult. But eh! If everything else sticks then yay!
We're going to red-lobster tomorrow. Gonna see if they have deep fried halibut or something for me to try out!
Hope that was helpful to all you who might be interested!
mood: ( amused)
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