For a little perspective about all the germ phobia, here is how I work with the human biome: I don’t try to kill viruses or bacteria. Instead, I try to bring our viral and bacterial allies into alignment.
Bacteria and viruses coexist with us for a reason. In our gut, they help us to digest our food. In our interstitial spaces, they help consume heavy metals, pesticides, and plastics, as well as the metabolites of too much stress, anger, and fear. We evolve through the introduction of new viral and bacterial DNA. Trying to eradicate our microbiome would reduce my clients’ access to health.
But when their numbers soar due to disruptions in the milieu–like too much stress or fear, bad diet, toxic exposure, including radiation–they make us feel sick. Kind of like all the college kids who show up when you put out the keg. Then it’s time to convene a community meeting and remind everybody to play nice.
How do I do that? With my hands and a manual processing technique I learned from Sharon Weiselfish-Giammatteo, author of Body Wisdom. So if you feel a cold coming on, or want it to move along more rapidly in your body, try this: Put one hand over the problem area and the other over the lower part of your back (over the ureters; google that if you need to) and hold this connection for up to four hours, 20+ minutes at a time. Stay sane, beloveds!
Stella Osorojos Eisenstein, DAOM, IMT, is a writer and healthcare professional. Her book, Star Sister: How I Changed My Name, Grew Wings, and Learned to Trust Intuition was published in 2012 by North Atlantic Books.