idk if im the only one this happens to but i get something i call "season sickness." by this i mean tht at the beginning of each season i get sick. i get cold chills, flem buildup, swollen lymph nodes, breathing difficulty, lethargy, cold sweat, hard coughs tht rattle my bones, and constant shivers. ive been to doctors and they cant explain it. does anybody else have this issue? if so message or post
Re: health question
By: LdyGry / Adept Sep 14, 2011
Post # 3
This is not an uncommon occurance. When people do get sick, it's usually with the changing of seasons.
In these situations, often people are experiencing some sort of stuckness - how are you with adapting to life as it shows up? Do you need order and control or are you flexible? How is change for you? Are you able to easily let go, move on, adapt, and grow? In health, a person is able to move fluidly from one season to the next, from one stage of life to the next, etc.
Your Spirit interfaces directly with your body, not with your mind. Perhaps these symptoms are a teacher.
I'm not sure a Western doctor will be of much help, but of course you should be proactive in seeking medical attention. Acupuncture is a medical system that works to unite the body/mind/and spirit of a person with Nature - this sounds like a good fit for your set of circumstances. If you are fortunate enough to live in an area where you have a choice of acupuncturists, then look for a Five Element acupuncturist. The nice thing about acupuncture is that oftentimes people come in with a specific complaint, get treatment, and a lot of things resolve since it's on a body/mind/spirit level.
With any sort of phlegmatic condition, you should moderate - or eliminate - dairy, sugar, and wheat from your diet. You may be experiencing food intolerances, which often are masked as sinus issues, phlegm issues, skin issues, and headaches. Consider an elimination diet, which is a type of cleanse that gradually steps down types of food - that is if you are otherwise strong enough for a cleanse. If in doubt, a naturopath would be able to advise you.
The "common cold" is something that doesn't really have a cure, it's extremely common to get it between seasons because of climate change, and changes in the land. Temperature changes, flowers pollinating, blooming seasons, increased weather changes, etc, cause the common cold.
Doctors probably can't explain it because the cause of the common cold is scientifically unknown, or unexplained, and has no cure.
The common cold is a compound various bacterium, and viral protein, and often changes up a bit, but the symptoms stay pretty much the same.
This is just one of those little inconveniences that happen yearly.
I suggest you get plenty of rest, keep yourself warm, keep yourself clean, and keep yourself well-fed. This isn't something you can do a whole lot to prevent but staying healthy and clean.