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Thunderstorms in the Crash Years – Postcard #75

Pod cover - postcards from gravelly beach - thunderstorms in crash years

Amidst a thunderstorm at 4AM in Chiang Mai, Dave discusses – with excessive frankness and emotion – various medical conundrums (Fibromyalgia and CFS-ME) and details the physical feelings of “crash mode” as well as the mental strain in dealing with self de-identification and inter-personal relationships, confusion in seeking help, and various alternative treatments. No sympathy or advice requested.

Always be kind for: Thunder in the Crash Years – Postcard #75
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Artifacts from Dissanayake Ayurvedic Hospital, Galle (Sri Lanka)

Artifacts from Dissanayake Ayurvedic Hospital in Galle, Sri Lanka, a government-run, pay-what-you-can facility where i received Ayurveda treatments for some weeks Dec. 2017-Jan 2018 from a kind practitioner called Ruwan, also met with a wise Doctor who recommended I do a longer in-patient Panchakarma program here, but some life situations changed and i didn’t do the program.

Dissanayake Ayurvedic Hospital
Dissanayake Ayurvedic Hospital: Sign
Dissanayake Ayurvedic Hospital: Lobby
Dissanayake Ayurvedic Hospital: Lobby
Dissanayake Ayurvedic Hospital: Treatment room
Dissanayake Ayurvedic Hospital: Treatment room
Letter to Sri Lanka Ayurveda hospital
Letter to Dissanayake Ayurveda Hospital, Galle (Sri Lanka)

Cow Washing from Well in India

Outside my bedroom window at an Ayurvedic Clinic in Tripunitura, Kerala, India, this man in his dhoti would wash his cow/buffalo(?) with well-water each day. Splash, splash. This is all. I had a lot of time to watch him wash as i was sequestered for treatment.

Healing: Shirodhara Time (Kerala)

 Shirodhara is a form of Ayurvedic therapy that involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead and can be one of the steps involved in Panchakarma.