I do not have experience, or practice with Dao martial arts ect.
I have only done some reading during philosophy courses, and then this forum.
I have enjoyed reading here quite a bit.
I have been looking into Dao practice as a form of healing. It is clear to me that in addition to diet and rest, my energy needs work in order for me to actually heal.
I have had a life debilitating medical condition for two years now. After discussing it with a friend they suggested that I find a healer..and a good one. I figured I could ask you all how to go about finding a healer.
My condition is called Topical Steroid Withdrawal. It is caused by using Topical Steroids to treat my eczema throughout my entire life. I first tried to quit two years ago, because the creams stopped working. I did not know what I was getting myself into. I thought that I just had to learn to heal through diet ect. Due to infections and Dr.s insisting, I used the steroids a few more times. I am now 14 months free. Last summer I discovered that my condition was not just eczema, but a much more severe condition that is caused from using the medicine. It is wide spread, and moves from different places. I lose a horrific amount of skin, and often have raw oozing patches. Currently it is on my hands, feet, eyelids, and neck. The long term use of the topical steroids also messes with my entire system. It damages the HPA axis, (mostly the adrenal glands) and cortisol levels. I am always tired, due to cortisol levels being messed up I have a hard time sleeping through the night. Here is a link to the international steroid addiction network for more information about the condition: http://itsan.org/what-is-rss/
I have been following an autoimmune paleo diet. I have heard of people healing from this, but the biggest advice is that "time heals". I have a strong suspicion that my qi is blocked, or low. I think that I would benefit greatly with seeing a healer. I do not know how to find a good one. If anybody could give me any advice it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for taking the time to read through this long introduction post.