Take care of your immune system. If there is something you normally do, like eating a clove of garlic everyday or taking Echinacea, do it. You can drink Miso soup daily or make chicken and veggie stock. Besides the eating nutritious foods and drinking lots of water, get sleep. Rest and nap daily and be sure to honor your healing time by sleeping. You’ve just been through a lot.
Try making Vitality Stock. Along with the below herbs, throw in some marrow bones and veggies and let simmer:
Dong Gui – 2-3 slices
Astragalus – 3 slices
Codonopsis – 1 root
Da Zao – 2-3 dates
Ginger – 2-3 slices
Make a medicinal strentgh quart of Nettle tea every night to drink the next day. Do this for a month. The Nettle will help rebuild chi, liver and blood. There is also lots of assimilated iron in Nettle.
And of course, be kind to yourself. You’ve just been through a death, lost a dream and now must heal. Grief isn’t something that is straight-forward and it doesn’t end in a set amount of time.Continue reading »