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Spinal energy blockages

Discussion in 'General Symptoms' started by Mr. Cat, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Mr. Cat

    Mr. Cat Senior Member

    Nothern California
    I've been experiencing some symptoms that I haven't seen mentioned on here, so thought I'd post and see if anyone else has had similar experiences. I've had an energy blockage in my thoracic spine since my last ME crash almost 2 years ago. I'm not sure what caused it, but the area on my spine behind my heart/lungs started feeling achy, I developed the symptom of severe brain fog for the first time in my long ME career, and had a sense that there was something at that point in my back blocking the flow of blood/energy to my brain. I went to a chiropractor, who identified it as a structural issue - he said the clavicles were pressing on veins leading to my brain in the front of my neck, causing the brain fog, and that the pain in my back was caused by my sternum joints being loose. Because the sternum joints were not solidly fused and frequently popped out of alignment, this caused the ribs to be out of alignment, and caused the back muscles opposite the sternum to clench tighter to compensate, causing pain and an achy feeling in that area. I got a lot of chiropractic work in the last 6 months, and the brain fog has mostly disappeared, and the back hurts a lot less, but the pain and tiredness has still not entirely gone away, and on bad days I can still feel a blockage there.

    Now that I've got a little more energy to address the issue, I'm going to treat it like an energy blockage, which it feels like, and see what I can do to get the energy flowing through this area. I have tried holotropic breathwork (helpful, but a lot of work), tantra (often helpful, but not a permanent fix), the shake weight (don't laugh - it strengthens the chest muscles and keeps the bones aligned, says my chiropractor - but doesn't do much for energy flow), sex (helpful, but not a permanent fix unless I'm having a lot of it, and I'm not having a lot of it these days), and now I am giving the chi gong a go again:

    The area in question is pretty much right behind my heart chakra, so that may have something to do with it, though I don't necessarily get the sense that it does. The heart chakra is pretty closed when the spinal symptoms get bad, but this seems more like an effect of the physical symptoms rather than a cause. In my case, this energy blockage/spinal problem was definitely a cause of worsening symptoms, especially brain fog, but it may also have been an effect of the disease in a way that I do not yet understand.

    Has anyone else had a similar experience? I've pretty much explored this from a chiropractic perspective, but am also interested in viewpoints seeing this from an ME perspective, or an energetic perspective.
  2. caledonia


    Cincinnati, OH, USA
    It's really common for people who sit a lot to get pain in that area. Try the Cobra (yoga position). It will stretch things back out the other way. It works great for me. I do it a couple days a week for maybe 30 seconds while lying in my bed. I went to chiropractors for two years for the problem and it never resolved. Now I just do the Cobra, and voila - haven't been to a chiropractor since.

    If you want to try some energy therapies, Emotional Freedom Technique and Healing Touch Therapy are also good. You can learn to do both on yourself at home and don't necessarily need a practitioner for them.
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  3. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

    Thanks - I'll try this one - have a lot of spinal problems - it looks quite gentle too.

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