Around the time I wrote the post Aches, Pains and Migraines it dawned on me that doctors and other medical professionals don't really have an invested interest in whether I'm well or not. None ever do a follow up phone call or anything to see how I'm going, to see if I'm better or well. After I've paid them my money (in some cases $220 for a measly 10 minutes worth of their time) they forget all about me. There seems to be little duty of care among our health professionals these days.
I've always know the body can heal itself. My dad taught me that as a teenager when he used to show me how he would meditate to cure his headaches. I've used the technique of 'body healing itself' on illnesses (such as cold and flu) yet never really put my energy towards healing my body of its physical ailments.
So I began a journey of self healing.
This may sound foolish to some, however, I began using the left side of my body more but not just picking up the kettle with my left hand instead of my right (because my tennis elbow was worse on the right), but also by having a conversation in my head between my right and left whenever I did things.
My left would say "Let me help you with that."
My right would say "Thank you."
I began treating my body as though the left and right have been separate all this time and have just now decided to come together, work together, and support each other. Most likely my masculine / feminine sides have been apart, certainly working independently from each side, because I have relied on different sides to do certain tasks. Now I'm getting into the habit of having my body work together. For example: when I stand I engage both the left and right thigh muscles and glutes to get me up, whereas before I predominately relied on my left leg to do the lifting (because the right side aches).
What I'm finding is, in addition to the essential oil rubs I'm using as well as flower remedies, this joining of sides and having right and left work together is having an amazing effect on my body. The weaker side is slowly becoming stronger. The dominant side is getting a break and muscles are recovering from exhaustion. I ache less which is, of course, the main result I'm after. I'm on the journey to wellness and it feels inspiring :)