Lungs are wonderful! If you were to spread them out completely, with all of the little pockets, the total surface of your lungs appears to be as large as half a tennis court! Incredibly large! And inside, they look like the kind of sponge you sometimes see at sea. A natural sponge with all of the little branching pockets. By the way, did you know that your lungs have 5 lobes? Looking outside from within, you have 3 on the right and 2 on the left. Only 2 on the left because your heart also takes up space there.
What I find most remarkable is that the lungs become sick. Infections, strictures, formation of mucus, constriction, coughing, asthma, chronic bronchitis, lung emphysema. All of which lead to a restricted oxygen intake. And a restriction of your oxygen intake is not good for your health, because your entire body needs it. The result is that many people with lung disorders are tired, often long before they even know that they have a problem with their lungs.
Causes of lung disorders
But why do the lungs become sick? There are many causes for that. The most common cause is that your lungs become contaminated. By air pollution: fine particles, smog, nitrogen dioxide, cigarette smoke and automobile exhaust fumes. As for that, I’m really happy about each electrical car driving on the road! I often thank them in my thoughts: “On behalf of all people with asthma and COPD: thank you for driving electric!” I even suspect that if everyone were to start driving or cycling electrically, many people would be freed of their lung problems. And as increasing numbers of citizens demand, more and more industries are upgrading to more environmentally friendly emissions. Just think about how many people have switched to environmentally friendly clothing and food.
Another cause: unresolved grief
Very often the cause lies in emotions and, in particular, unresolved grief. In Chinese medicine it appears that many lung disorders develop through a disturbed lung meridian. This meridian is weakened by old grief. People have lost someone and not been able to deal with it. Think about the loss of a child, or the sudden loss of a loved one. People who were not able to fully grieve because they had to take care of a family. Think about the oldest daughter in a family where the mother just died. There’s not much space for her to grieve, she needs to take care of her younger brothers and sisters.
It can also be grief that has developed as the result of a loss of faith in people or in life. Consider people who have been bullied or been in war situations. And it happens because people don’t let go of the past. They continue to remember the pain from past days and can’t get rid of it. You often see this with people who have experienced serious traumas but never talk about them.
Whose grief is it?
I always find it interesting how children “take over” the grief of their parents or try to “shoulder it” for their parents. That especially happens with parents who are not aware that they are carrying this grief. The result is that children absorb this grief and can develop illnesses from it themselves. This becomes apparent when you look into a family to see who has lung problems. If something terrible happened a few generations ago, it can continue to have an effect even on to the great-grandchildren. Thankfully we don’t need to know exactly what happened to let go of it.
What can the MIR-Method do?
The MIR-Method works by causing your body to discharge contaminations out of your lungs as well as working on the emotional side. If it can’t get rid of the contamination, it can choose to encapsulate it or to cause an inflammatory response. You notice that because it produces more mucus. If you do the MIR-Method, the amount of mucus often increases through step 2: “Detox all toxicity”. If your body makes more mucus, you can cough it up along with the contamination. A good way of getting rid of rubbish. If you need to cough a lot during the first weeks of the MIR-Method, be glad about it. You may seem worse off, but the opposite is true because your body is working hard to get rid of waste products by coughing up mucus. Always get in touch with your doctor if you don’t trust the situation and it seems to take too long.
Step 3: “Detach father. Detach mother” is necessary to break through the family line and especially the line of old grief. You don’t need to carry your father/mother’s or grandfather/grandmother’s loss, grief and the sadness, or anyone else’s for who knows how far in the past! That was then, that is theirs and not yours. Detach yourself!
Step 4: “Clear meridians” is important for clearing up the lung meridian. With this, you can let go of all the old grief. Step by step, but it can sometimes cause you to have a good cry. Totally good if that happens.
Step 7: “Fulfill basic needs” plays a large role when it concerns resolving grief. One of the basic needs is “comfort”. If you need comfort, you can give yourself that by stroking step 7. An interesting detail is that the lung meridian begins in the shoulder and ends in the thumb. And what does sucking your thumb do? It comforts!
Always do all 9 steps!
Although I’ve only explained a few of the steps, it’s important that you always do all 9 steps! The 9 steps work together. If you leave out a few steps, you take apart the system of the MIR-Method and it either doesn’t work or goes awry.
What I would love to know is if you’ve noticed that your breathing is less restricted or if you cough less because of the MIR-Method. Please let me know about it below. Thank you!
Hearty greetings and with the hope that your lungs can use their entire “tennis court’ again!
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