Obviously this is a common question posed by those doing energy science work for clearance of their IC complex of bladder pain and possibly IBS, GERD and fibromyalgia.
As a child you may have asked, “Are we there yet?” and “Now are we there yet?” So when will this IC be over? The short answer is, “It’s over when it’s over.” But to be more specific, in general it takes 2 months of release for every year of imbalance. So if you have had symptoms of IC for 10 years it will take 20 months of work to clear the energy qualities that have accumulated.
This would make sense wouldn’t it? The longer the imbalance the more work is required to get resolution. This doesn’t mean that there will not be improvement of symptoms. The flare intensity gets less as the months go by and then the frequency lessens. But real healing takes time!
Are You Particle(Molecule) or Wave?
The body is simultaneously a matter field and an energy field. The former expresses itself as molecules or particles and the latter as waves of energy. So this is how the energy field expresses dis-ease, in waves.
Sound familiar? The waves are flares that occur in the body. And they continue to express themselves until you do something about it. Until you decide to intervene. Otherwise the expression of the excess qualities will continue to occur.
Because the matter field is a gross expression of the more subtle energy field, you now can see why dis-ease begins with qualities that then eventually become manifest as particles or molecules in the matter field. This is why I can say with certainty that the matter science will never be able to heal IC with its molecular approach to dis-ease.
The Concept of Release
Once the urinary tract is involved with the energy patterns of Vata and Pitta, the symptoms of Vata presence begin episodic expression of light, cold, rough, dry, and mobile qualities which lead to urgency, frequency and a feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder. Pitta’s presence of inflammation lead to burning on urination, burning pain in the pelvis, vagina, and even rectum due to the sharp, hot, liquid and spreading qualities.
These qualities lodge in the urinary tract and express as energy or wave. So the intermittent flares that occur in the body are waves of energetic expression.
But what happens when you decide to do things differently? You begin paying attention to your day and how you live it. Energy science nutrition becomes important and you start seeing food as medicine. You choose certain herbs that can help with IC and use them regularly.
When you no longer support the over-expression of these qualities in the body by the foods that you eat, the body naturally begins letting go of these excess qualities of light, cold, rough, dry, mobile, sharp, hot, liquid and spreading. This takes time but by and by there is lessening of the symptoms that the qualities brought and healing begins to occur.
What you see is gradual regression of the symptoms. They do not stop all at once. There is a receding of the complex of symptoms much like the outgoing tide on the beach.
All the best in healing,