|July 07 |
This is how my feet looked like when I started the experiment. You can see that my bunions are somewhat red. So possibly the bursa is inflamed a bit. Also, my big toes are bending toward my second toes. This condition is called hallux valgus and I don't think the treatments I'm trying will bring about a change in their position.
This is after two months of treatments. What did I do in those two months? I took a daily foot bath with Epsom salts, I exercised my feet each and every day, I watched my diet (added ginger and reduced my sugar intake), and I used the lion warmer to treat the acupuncture points involved. Also, I started wearing posture control insoles and comfortobale, wide shoes as much as possible. It looks like my bunions are loosing their redness.
My bunions continue to be less red than they were when I started out. In the weeks before this picture was taken, I started an acupuncture treatment, and used the acupuncher on a daily basis. And of course I continued the combination of treatments I had started earlier.
This is how my feet look like now. I think this picture definitely shows my bunions got somewhat smaller. In my opinion this is mainly due to the marigold treatment I started in November 2007. Stage I of the treatment was finished in December, and this stage brought about the biggest change so far.
The last treatment I had was the microcurrent treatment for bunions and this picture was taken right after the last (10th) session. My feet seem somewhat more muscular and they were a lot more flexible, though the position of my big toes haven't changed a lot. Still, I think this was the best (and most expensive!) treatment I had.
When you look at the bunion pictures above, you can clearly see that there's an improvement in the condition of my feet – though it's not spectacular. Anyway, it's enough to keep me going...