Thursday, May 19, 2011
My insomnia is really bad. I think my biorhythm is out of sync, I can't seems to fall asleep at night while I spent more time sleeping daytime. I did try not to sleep during daytime in the hope that I can fall asleep at night but it did not work. I think I am building up internal heat possible from taking Dhal curry and sprouted bread + cayenne pepper for a while that is making me difficult to sleep. So, I will consult a TCM practitioner and get some herbs to drowse the internal heat in TCM terms.
Vitamin B12 And Liver Injections
I believe this is one of the most important part of the Gerson therapy that every Gerson cancer patient should take in the beginning months. When I first started, I had no information about it so I could not do it then but today, I hope to change all of these. For people doing Gerson therapy on their own, it is now possible to give yourself the Vitamin B12+Liver (B12L) injections to rehabilitate the liver. I can tell you where to buy the B12L solutions and today, I am going to show you how to go about the injection. Actually, it's not difficult and you can watch any Youtube video on this subject to get an idea because my instructions maybe too wordy.
Giving Yourself The Jab
I have only a few months of experience of giving myself the B12+Liver (B12L) injections. For the record, I am afraid of needles but I managed to overcome the fear to give myself daily injection on the butt.
Equipment and Solutions
1. Alcohol swabs (1 box = 100 swabs)
You can buy the syringe and needles from your local pharmacy. The brand I used is called Nipro. Syringe and needles are to be used ONCE only.
Drawing Solution From Vial
1. Inside the disposable plastic syringe set (item 2 above), you will find a 3ml syringe and also a drawing needle needed for drawing the solution. To prevent injury, the needle is protected by a plastic cover. You should only remove the cover when you are ready to draw solution. Attach the needle in cover to the syringe and lock it (twist to right). To remove it, make sure needle is in cover and twist to left.
4. Drawing the solution from the vial may take getting used to. After a few tries, you will know what to do.
Giving The Injection
1. The drawing needle that is attached to the syringe is not suitable for injection. Remove it and in place of it, the hypodermic needle. Before giving injection, it may be good to remove any air bubbles from the syringe. To do that, after you have change the hypodermic needle, remove the cover and hold the syringe at eye level with your left hand. Push the plunger with your right hand so that a little of the solution oozes out of the needle. Cover back the needle.
2. Since the patient is going to receive daily injections, it would be best to take the injection in the buttocks. We alternate between the left and right buttocks each day but not on the same spot. Imagine you are wearing your jeans. The place at the top side of both back pockets are suitable places for needle injection. Another way of finding the place is to place your thumb on your hipbone and move your fingers over the buttocks. Those areas are also suitable. Basically we want a fleshy place to do the injection because that place is the least painful.
3. Some people advocate a 45 degree angle for inserting the needle. I would prefer to inject the needle at right angle. Wipe the alcohol swab over the place you want to insert the needle. Remover the needle cover. The hypodermic needle is approximately 1 1/2 inch long. You should sink in about 3/4 of it (slightly more than in 1.1 inch deep). After inserting, hold firmly and push in the plunger slowly. The slower you push, the less painful the injection. After a while, you should get a feel of the speed to push but NEVER push in the solution quickly for it's very painful. After injection, pull needle out and wipe with alcohol swab. Cover back the needle. Sometimes there may be some blood, but do not worry. That's it.
4. If you need to practice, you can use an orange. Do not waver when you give the injection. Just relax but be firm. Hold the barrel firmly with the thumb and forth and fifth fingers while you push in the plunger slowly with the first and index fingers of the same hand if you are giving yourself the injection.
Disposal of Needles
Never just dump used needles and syringes into dustbin. Use a plyer and make sure you break the needles into smaller parts and then squash the syringe as well. Put in plastic bag. Now you are ready to dispose the broken needles and syringe into the dustbin. I collect over a week's use before I dispose them off.