March 8


Have You Tried This Miracle Solution?

By Sue Ingebretson

March 8, 2011

autoimmune, Detox, detoxification, digestion, immune system, kidney, nervous system, skin brushing, skin tone

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: 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

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:

Improved circulation
Regulated body temperature
Toxin elimination
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!

  1. Thanks Sue for this advise. It really sounds like common sence… I will try this.

    1. So glad you’re taking an active role in helping your body do what it needs to do! Thanks for sharing here, Steph & Nancy!

  2. Thanks Sue. Loved your book. I have a new hope and an inspiration to get back up and keep fighting.

  3. Sue,
    So glad to hear! I have been sloughing off skin since I was child! However, now I use it more as a tool for desensitization. Especially if I am going to be around a lot of people, I will brush around my arms, shoulders, and back where people will mostly pat me!

    It has helped, I must admit. This was my own test trial, since working in Neuroscience, has given me some tips and tools. (How ironic!)

    Thanks for posting this!


    1. Great tips, Caroline and isn’t it lovely to find validation in what we’re doing? Good for you!

  4. Dear Sue:

    Yes, I do believe in miracles. I was unable to see the list of solutions provided by the link above. I am curious whether you listed Reconnective Healing there.
    I am a Reconnective Healing practitioner and I see miracles happen all the time. Before I go any further, I want to address the elephant in the room, I know it sounds crazy and unbelievable. Just to let you know I started out as skeptic, I didn’t think this healing approach could be real, it just sounded too fantastic or magical. I am a very analytical person, I was a corporate accountant and I served on the local school board for four years. I am not some strange chiffon wearing, crystal ball reader. What changed my mind was experiencing this healing work both as a client, and now as a practitioner. I was also persuaded by the 10 years of research done by the world renowned scientists. Through their experiments they have found is that it is real and it works.

    I know most people have never heard of this healing technology before. I am making it my mission to educate people and share a message of hope for healing and living a happy, healthy, pain free life.

    I now believe that any thing is possible in terms of healing and alleviating disease.

    My best,


    1. Conde – thanks for the comment! I’ve got lots going on with Fibromyalgia Awareness Day events in the next several weeks, but after that I look forward to doing more research on your suggestion. Feel free to email me from my website towards the middle to end of May as I’m always interested in new ideas.

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