Posted 3/24/2020 8:00 AM (GMT -6)
I posted about this sensation - getting punched in the gut - a lot last fall. I had a battery of freaky and invasive tests run, and in my case it was the "MS hug." That's an absolutely absurd name for the nerve signals malfunctioning and causing your abdominal muscles to tense like crazy, for anywhere from minutes to months. It does not mean we have MS but can happen with any issue involving the nervous system (such as Lyme) and in your case could be a herx from the cat's claw, causing neurological inflammation. It can be excruciating. Some describe it as a corset-like squeezing, and it can occur anywhere along your torso. I was able to unwind mine mostly with a combination of craniosacral therapy, breath work (basically stretching from the inside), major positional changes, and stretching. Therapies that chill out your nervous system will help as well (DNRS, meditation, vagus nerve toning, tapping, sleep, mind-body work, etc.). Assuming what you are describing is the same as what I had, it's absolutely maddening. Hope you find some relief soon. Lower your cat's claw dose for a while, make sure your bowels are moving very regularly, eat a ton of vegetables, and try some curcumin and CBD. If you try chlorella, then go slowly.