Distilled water, detox:My Neck & Shoulders Healed!
This is really unexpected. In my adult life, I have been in 6 car accidents, (never our fault).
I know, sounds crazy. But winters here, mean the roads are shear ice. People slide into you. I've been through all the therapies until I could live normally.
However, after accidents, you are never really the same. I constantly have to work on my posture, because my muscles all pull me forward, into a hunch position.
As you know, I do gymnastics. Bending backwards works on these muscles perfectly.
When I do a back bend from the floor position, my lower back bends nicely. But I've always lacked full range of motion in my neck, and arms above my head.
Two weeks into distilled water, I woke up with massively stiff shoulders and neck. They were so tight, I couldn't shoulder check when driving.
Then on the third day, I woke up with FULL range of motion. I am more flexible in my upper body now, than I have been since I was 19 (when I had my first accident.)
Now a back bend is so much easier. My muscles get less fatigued because my body arch is higher.
I'm waiting for my hips to gain more flexibility. They hardly bend backwards at all. When they do, I will be able to do a back bend against a wall, crawling down until you get to the ground. This is how you strengthen your muscles. Eventually, I will do a back bend from the standing position, and kick over. But I have to be able to do the splits (I'm getting very close!)
Then, when I can do that, I will be able to to do a handstand (which I can already do), fall into a forward back bend, then stand up. My long term goal is to tumble!
3 years ago, I had full blown chronic fatigue. My fibromyalgia was so bad, I couldn't lift the lid from my glass oven (5 lbs). Now I have energy and strength to do crazy things! All my muscles can hold my own body weight. (I can also lift my hubby off the ground and he's much heavier than me!)
I think my muscles healing at this time is very strange. The body fixes the major organs first. I still have a weak thyroid, still have metal in my brain (EMF sensitivity), and weak immunity (average compared to other people, but we aren't supposed to get colds/flus).
I thought these things would be fixed first; I was wrong. But the body knows when and how to heal itself!
A point to note:
When I was researching distilled water, it's been said to be very careful drinking it if you have a hernia.
You have to gauge your progress because distilled waters tend to make your muscles, tendons and ligaments MORE flexible. That's what is happening to me!