Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Natural Remedy

I'm sick. I'm almost positive I will eventually have bronchitis. I cannot even get a cough without my lungs lovingly embracing bronchitis. I hate it. I was researching what I could do naturally to boost my immune system to avoid getting sicker. I found some great suggestions, ones I just might try. The Imagery technique below...IDK. It made me laugh, so I just thought I would share.  I don't think I will be trying this one!

"In your mind, see yourself as a tiny person who can go on a trip down into your lungs. On this journey, you carry a bucket and a special backpack that holds all of the supplies you need to clean up your respiratory system. Take in a deep breath and begin your trip, writes Barbara Dossey, R.N., co-author of Rituals of Healing: Using Imagery for Health and Wellness. Move with the cool air through your nose, down the back of your throat and into the windpipe. Here, two large airways branch off to the left and right. Choose one of the airways and follow it down into your lungs.

Notice the condition of the walls of your breathing passages. If you see inflammation, redness or roughness, imagine painting those walls with a cool, relaxing blue-green solution. If you see any airways that are constricted, caress the surrounding muscles, so they’ll relax. If you find mucus or phlegm, mop it up with a sponge and squeeze it into the bucket you are carrying with you. As your journey ends and you retrace your steps through your respiratory system, feel your body clear any remaining phlegm from your throat with a gentle cough. Feel a sensation of warmth and relaxation in your chest.

Dossey says to practice this imagery twice a day for 15 to 20 minutes each time until the condition clears"



  1. i hope you feel better soon:( that's some interesting imagery, wow! i don't want no tiny person taking a trip through my nose, that would tickle, causing more of an itch in my throat. lol