Monday, June 13, 2011

Coming Full Circle

I have come full circle by going back to the basics. What this mean is that I have stopped all supplementary therapies, concentrating only on Gerson therapy just as the way I first started. I have made the mistake of doing too many things at the same time. For the past one month, I experienced more physical pain than any of the other months in the past. Are they healing reactions? I don't know. However, my body is out of balance. At the moment, the most important thing is to get the body back to normal, to prevent further deterioration.

Since I stop taking Sabah Snake Grass (SSG), my body temperature has returned to normal. Otherwise, I would have to take a cold shower in the middle of the night to reduce body temperature which only provided temporary relief. My restless legs have improved slightly. I take a different strategy when the healing reactions becomes harmful to the body. According to my TCM lecturer, I am now yin deficient. SSG is a cooling herb and is yin in nature. So adding more yin to yin deficiency is like adding petrol to the fire. To overcome the yin deficiency, I am going to see the TCM professor for a prescription of tonifying therapeutic treatment that nourishes and replenishes the qi, blood, yin and yang of the human body when they are deficient or weak. It would also help my sleeping problem.

So what's left now is my insomnia problem. I think it's now a combination of psychological and also iron deficiency. My blood test results for the past nine months has indicated low blood count and iron deficiency but I did not manage the deficiency well in the past. My family doctor has recommended that I go for blood transfusion but I don't want to take that drastic step. I prefer the slower, more natural approach. My friend Joanne from New Zealand, a stage 4 cancer survivor, has experienced the same problem as me, said it is due to low blood count and iron deficiency. She corrected the problem with iron and magnesium supplements. Well I got the liquid iron supplement and started taking them yesterday together with Vitamin C. It's going to take a while before I see some results.

That's it. Go back to the basics when lost and so far the body has responded positively. At last, I found some peace and the only to do now is to rest.

Later in the evening, I went for a the Art of Living course preview. It also included a 30 minutes breathing exercise demonstration as well. After just about 10-15 minutes, I was already feeling tired and also feeling a little giddy and shortness of breath. I find the exercises refreshing and meant to calm the mind and relax the body. Midway through the exercise, I nearly dose off. So did I sleep well last night? I spent three hours lying in bed but could not fall asleep either. Maybe I was too tired or it's now a psychological problem.


  1. I was stage 3 and not 4 as reported lah. Anyway, hope things will work out for you and you'll be able to get some good sound sleep.

    Keep the good fight!


  2. it could be something in your bedroom or house that not making you fall asleep or prolonging your cancer. there could be a toxicity in say your bedding?

    As you know, i have been reading Dr Clark's books of late, she believed that the bedding can give off toxians, eg foremahyde. You do have new bedding, don't you?

    wish you well.

  3. John and CT,
    its ironic, that am also thinking about buying a new bed and sofa and also to get our house clean by professionals using steam vaccum-- but am down to my last 100 dollars this week.. so this will probably have to wait. Anyway, the whole family seems to be sleeping well in the past week (after dental clean-up and following a few guidelines from Dr. Clark..e.g using Vitamin C to address molds in brown rice and other grains we eat..

    Dear CT,
    Glad that you are back to basics now.. and hope this mean a restful sleep..

  4. Dear John,

    Yes, my bedding is all new with the exception of the comforter. Perhaps it's time to change that too.

  5. by the way CT, read on this