We get along happily, the cats and I, as long as they stay OUT of my bedroom. Right now, it’s a total no-go zone, due to my current wheezing-sneezing cat allergy. And yet, last night at 3.10am, I sneezed myself stupid to the point of nosebleed; I was sooooo congested I could not breathe through my nose at all, and was itching in my ears and eyes. Why? There was a cat on my bed!
It’s complicated. The cats are my daughter’s and she is besotted by them. Treats them like babies. Ginger, is a handsome 2 year old marmalade male, and Cinnamon is his cute, but slightly disabled, 2 year old sister. Cinny (as we call her) has a problem with her lower back and back legs, which collapse when she jumps. She runs well, albeit awkwardly. She has no pain and is quite independent, but she’s easily frightened and hangs close to my daughter. She loves to sleep on Miss Ploi @nabithecat‘s bed. And therein lies the problem. Miss Ploi is away in South Korea for 5 weeks. And a stray kitten arrived in our house, unannounced, a week ago. No one wants it locally, and everyone is denying it might ever have been theirs. It clearly walked into my living room from somewhere not very far away. The neighbour man said to drown it.
After much thought, I have decided we have a huge house and garden and PLENTY of snakes, bugs, mice, lizards and birds to go around. And lots of love. We have 4 bedrooms and two huge living areas. And so yes, little Moxa (as I have named him) can stay.
But Cinny REFUSES to be in the house when IT is here, and has been AWOL for days on end, refusing to eat. Finally I lured her back to the house with some fish from the Thai market, and hoped a night on my bed might reassure her that she is loved and need not be afraid of that mewly “thing” out in the living room.
So there I am. 3.10am. The Big Pharma anti-histamine tablet I am currently taking due to my immune slump and until Miss Ploi returns and takes over tactile cat duties was not cutting it any more. Cinnamon looked at me oddly, as I had disturbed her sleep. I considered ice, but was too tired to get up and go downstairs. And so I lay there for 20 minutes and did just 4 SIMPLE things:
- I applied really firm acupressure to the count of 100 to each of the places marked:
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- I applied about 10 sprays of Magnesium Oil to the area around my neck and ears, and a further 10 sprays to my chest and belly, and rubbed it in.
- I repeated step one, again applying REALLY FIRM pressure to each of the points again.
- I drank all of the water in the glass bottle beside my bed.
There is so much information online about acupressure to relieve a whole host of symptoms and conditions. I found this one to be simple, clear and well explained for the complete beginner. No, you don’t need to know all the correct names for the points in order for it to work. You DO need to allow the idea that dramatic and intense symptoms can be calmed simply, easily, naturally and quickly, by yourselves, at home. I added the “ear gate” points just above each ear (where your ear joins your head) to ease the irritation and fluid build up that I could feel near my ears.
My sneeze-till-you-bleed episode calmed very, very quickly. I cleared my nose a dozen times and was able to breathe again. Within 10 mins I was laying in shivassana, sending healing energy to myself and drifting back to sleep. With the cat, languishing happily across my belly and relieved I had finally stopped disturbing her.
FADE TO BLACK.
I awoke with a start. It is bright light outside, meaning it was DAY TIME. Yikes. Clearly I slept through my normal 5am alarm. What time was it? Haha…. 8.32am. Yes, the magnesium oil not only rapidly calms inflammation, but it is a wonderful safe and natural way to induce deep, deep sleep. Yes, my business produces and ships it worldwide and yes, you can order it HERE.
I DON’T see allergy as a permanent condition – rather, as a temporary indicator that my immune system is working on some temporary, bigger issues. I’ve healed my body of profound allergies to both eggs and peanuts and now easily eat them, often and in substantial quantities.
I’m working on improving my liver function, reducing inflammation generally in my body and opening my heart to the idea of the cat being able to sleep on my bed whenever it feels like it.
So, if you’re experiencing acute nasal and sinus congestion, for whatever reason, consider applying pressure and magnesium.. It WORKS.
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