Luke McPherson Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
|Posted on 17 October, 2019 at 18:55|
It all started in Bali, one hot steamy afternoon. I was doubled over with extreme stomach cramps and then crippled with intense muscle cramps in my arms and shoulders. I wasn't sure how this happened as I was ultra careul to stay away from consuming water, and from consuming anything from cheap unreputable places.
An hour after the stomach cramps and muscle spasms started I was hit with extreme nausea, and then my first vomiting experience. After what felt like passing my entire digestive system through my mouth, I layed on the cold floor and battled with a high fever. After a short time passed I got up; determined to get rid of this nausea and relieve the fever I applied acupuncture to Neiguan-Pericardium six; Quchi-Colon 11; Hegu-Colon 4; and Fenglong-Stomach 40. This prescription was designed to relieve nausea and fever, but not stop vomiting and diarrhoea; I knew i had contracted a parasite of some kind so it was important to allow the body to expel it fully.
The prescription had reduced nausea and relieved fever; but I was still expereincing short bursts of chills, and the occasional wave of nausea. The next 24 hours I experienced vomiting and diarrhoea, and what's worse I had to fly back to Sydney in this time. MIdday the next day we had to check out of our hotel; this was 18 hours into my illness, and I new that I could not risk any incidents at the airport or on the plane. I unfortunately had to take medication to stop diarrhoea (Immodium), which I did not want to do as I wasn't sure the parasite was fully out of my system. So, with the acupuncture controlling nausea and fever; and the immodium controlling symptoms, I was ready to travel.
The trip home was nothing short of hell with extreme abdominal pains, and muscle cramps; I could tell my body did not like having to suppress the natural function of expelling the parasite. I arrived in Sydney and got home; by this time i was extremely sick and slightly jaundiced. I passed out on the couch and slept for 8 hours. When I awoke I went straight to my clinic and got myself a herbal formula that had been used for hundreds of years by the Chinese to kill parasaites and control outbreaks. I used A formula named Ge Gen Qin Lian Tang. This formula is extremely bitter and looks rather disgusting, but I knew hat once I consumed Ge Gen Qin Lian Tang it would eviscerate the parasite.
I gave myself some more acupuncture: Neiguan-Pericardium six; Quchi-Colon 11; Hegu-Colon 4; and Fenglong-Stomach 40; Tianshu Stomach 25,; Zhongwan Ren 12. I took the formula Ge Gen Qin Lian Tang for 10 days and lived on a simple diet of congee made from high quality chicken bone broth.
A day after the formula started, and the extra acupuncture sessions, I started to feel much better. However; It wasn't until 10 days later that I Would be able to consume a normal diet and resume my passion of CrossFit. In this time I lost 5kg's. If it wasn't for the Chinese herbs, the acupuncture, and the diet of the congee; I feel I would have lost a lot more weight and may have been hospitalised.