Toward the back of my book, FibroWHYalgia, I’ve included an “Incomplete List of Miracle Solutions.” There are over five dozen treatments, supplements, and healing modalities to try. Some silly (maybe?), some serious.
Do you believe in miracles?
I’m often asked if any one thing can heal fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, RA, lupus, lyme, etc. The simple answer, of course, is no. But, miracles can and do happen. Any treatment that improves your health, even in a small way, can open the door to trying another.
Check out the list and highlight a few to investigate yourself! If you haven’t yet purchased your own copy of FibroWHYalgia, you might want to take a look here: www.FibroWHYalgia.com. Some of the solutions I’ve listed on pages 166-167 are commonly discussed in the autoimmune world. Others are not.
Today, I’ll introduce one healing modality that may pique your interest. Check it out and perhaps you’ll find yourself willing to try other solutions that may widen the already open door to your healing.
Skin brushing (or dry skin brushing) has been around since ancient times. Basically, it’s a method of sweeping a brush across the skin in a methodical way. It’s often done before bathing and only takes about five minutes or so to complete.
It’s commonly known that skin is your body’s largest organ, but have you ever heard of it referred to as your third kidney? Yep. The skin is such an amazing detoxification organ, that it performs many of the functions that the kidney provides.
Think of your skin as a body-sized filtration system. I read somewhere that the skin is the very last organ to benefit from the nutrients that we consume, yet it’s the first organ to show the effects of deficiencies. I’ve blogged about this in the past – the skin tells it like it is!
Here are just a few benefits of dry skin brushing:
Regulated body temperature
Stimulates oil glands increasing skin’s health and elasticity
Stimulates the lymphatic system which is a key component to boost immune health
Because this activity costs no more than your time and a small investment in the brush itself, what do you have to lose?
Oh, and if you aren’t yet sure you want to try it, here’s a few more benefits you may enjoy as a result of dry skin brushing: reduction in visible cellulite, balanced hormone production, improved muscle tone, boost to the nervous system (important for those with fibromyalgia!), and improved digestion.
To learn more, simply Google “skin brushing” and check out the variety of blogs and YouTube videos available on the subject. I chose not to link to any one site as they all seemed to have a slightly different angle of focus. You’d be better off by scanning the information found on several sites.
Here’s to better skin, better health, and a healthier YOU!