Posted by Charlie S (126.96.36.199) on January 22, 2001 at 17:33:06:
In Reply to: Thanks, Charlie, posted by Bennie Sue on January 22, 2001 at 07:07:13:
I agree that the level of....shall I say "attention?" one has to pay to this process is very high. I found that sitting in my kitchen in the dark, (often with a cold washcloth on my forehead) hanging my arms at my side, and really trying to feel the warmth in my arms was the most effective. I often cocked my head or stretched my neck a little, which for some reason just felt good. The attack would run its course but often would be considerably shorter.
I'd have to walk to the bathroom or get a drink but while I was doing so, I still tried to concentrate on "filling my arms and hands" with redirected circulation. These interruptions would sometimes ruin any chance I had at making this thing work but sometimes not.
The amazing thing with this is that every now and then it would work almost instantaneously and you know the joy or almost welcome exhaustion we all feel when this thing retreats! I got good at this and was often able to keep these things from ruining my day. Even at night, I still gave it a try because every now and then it would work even through a screamer.
This is a very imperfect technique but for several years it was all I had. Dr. Wright said it often works better with younger people because of their better circulation. How's that for unfair?
Give this a try and lock up the cat when you have these things. I needed quiet and dark most of the time but it still is worth the effort.
I wish you and everyone the best of luck.
Stay well,- - -Charlie S
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