Two weeks ago my lungs had phlegm and they had heat, which soon after would have become damp heat (leading to fire poison). I was out of my main cooler, 29, so I took 27 (cools and moistens lungs) but as before it didn't help me clear my rather cluttered chest. I stepped up to no.14, a large cooler which is normally a precursor to IVs if it fails. In fact I thought it WAS failing until I realised that my diabetes was getting worse but not following my lungs. After a very shaky weekend, I realised that my lungs were no longer suffering heat from excess but had moved onto being deficient.
A quick reverse ferret to a tonic, no.21, helped a little but not a lot. And I was getting drier and drier. On Tuesday night I literally couldn't sleep because both my lungs and throat were horribly dry. After getting up for a firearm forced me into thinking mode, I took the last dregs of the rehydrating formula, 26. Finally I could sleep. But I was so tired and ill by that point I had to take Wednesday off work.
Acupuncture was already planned for Thursday, sooner rather than later in this weather. I was consoled by three things:
- There wasn't much heat
- There wasn't much phlegm
- I had, eventually, got the diagnosis correct
I tried a little 30 last night, with a touch of 29. As I lay in bed afterwards, I kept being disturbed as my lungs wanted clearing. It was disconcerting, but even as I was clearing it my head and lungs both seemed clearer. I didn't get a headache.
I'm going to keep taking 30 over the weekend because although I have stopped the rot, I need get back into working order (I could barely think yesterday, slow but progressive today). Not my favourite week, but at least I could solve it with non-invasive options.
Onwards and upwards!