Today I dive into the inimitable Nester’s 31 Day Challenge 2013, promising to post every day in October on a single topic. Um, yes, I’m a couple of days late getting started, but who’s counting?
It’s going to be all healing all the time for the next 31 days.
But not just any healing–healing for life. Healing with a long-term perspective.
Healing that generates more healing and brings us closer to our true selves, body and mind and soul.
I’ll share how I’m recovering radically from chronic fatigue and emotional trauma, pelvic floor dysfunction and ingratitude, debilitating allergies and anxiety. I promise you haven’t heard of some of these healing methods before. It’s going to be exciting!
See Day #1: Why I’m Wild about NAET below.
Day #5: Day off! (Sunday)
Day #8: Day off thanks to the stomach flu
Day #12: Day off! (Sunday)
Day #1: Why I’m Wild about NAET
NAET: What on Earth Is It?
NAET stands for Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique. Put simply, it’s “energy medicine” related to acupuncture, a protocol for resetting the body so that it doesn’t respond negatively to foods and environmental factors. While many who seek NAET treatment do have overt allergy symptoms (like my son, who has eczema), many of us are just in pain or exhausted or infertile or can’t sleep.
Yes, it’s weird if all you’ve known is Western medicine. If you’re already versed in homeopathy, acupuncture, and other so-called energy modalities, you’ll feel right at home. Occasionally someone has religious objections because they assume that something intangible must be spiritual and possibly dangerous. I think this is an unfortunate misunderstanding.
NAET Works for Me
Fact: After a few dozen NAET treatments, I’m sleeping better than I have in years, with no other changes to my health routines.
I drift off quickly, easily slide back to sleep after being roused by the baby umpteen times a night, and wake up more rested with 4 to 8 interruptions a night than I used to with none.
Fact: Independent of sleep hours, I feel vastly more energetic.
Don’t get me wrong, having a toddler who’s a terrible sleeper takes its toll. I’m tired and some days very, very tired. I recover, though, and overall I’m far less exhausted than I used to be. Perhaps only someone who’s lived with chronic fatigue or insomnia can understand the difference between being “normal really tired” and “chronic fatigue tired.”
All of those closest to me have witnessed and remarked the change in me, and it’s persisted (with a few hiccups, granted) for several months now, even through our cross-country job relocation. WOW.