no i dont have ibs or anything like that.
as i said all was going great.
and if i had bad food then it would weaken my system, allowing cold. that is why
it could hit me then as opposed to all winter.
just like being susceptible to a cold or flu. you will get it easier if you have a weak spot to begin with.
cold air bath is not even remotely a good idea for me lol
here is a bit about pathogenic cold invasion
'1. Cold tends to impair yang
Cold pertains to yin and tends to impair yang. When cold attacks the surface of the body, it will impair yang in the superficies; when it attacks the internal of the body, it will impair the visceral yang. If yang-qi is impaired and cannot warm and transform qi, it will lead to cold syndrome due to functional decline. If cold impairs the superficies, the defensive qi will be stagnated, leading to aversion to cold and anhidrosis; if cold directly invades the spleen and the stomach, the spleen-yang will be impaired, leading to cold pain in the stomach and abdomen, vomiting and diarrhea; if cold directly attacks shaoyin, it will impair heart-yang and the kidney-yang, leading to aversion to cold, lying with the knees drawn up, dispiritedness, cold hands and feet, diarrhea with undigested food, profuse and clear urine, thin and indistinct pulse.'
'Internal cold. You have an internal pilot light that warms your core, and fuels every function in your body. In Chinese medicine, it’s called Yang, and without it you would die. Your pilot light can get low for a variety of reasons, and can wreak havoc in a number of ways. Without sufficient heat to metabolize water, you may retain water, get up several times a night to pee, develop dampness, or have problems with phlegm. It also takes a certain amount of warmth to digest your food properly, so if your internal heat is low, you may have digestive difficulties or diarrhea with undigested food (I know, gross!). Internal cold can affect almost any of your organs, including your uterus, making fertility an issue. If you have internal cold, you will likely feel cold to the core, have a pale complexion, and feel fatigued in general. '
see for me, i was initially (2013) diagnosed with internal cold.
i had it pretty severely. i had a very cold damp apt.
i worked IN refrigerated and very damp/foggy conditions..
so i went to work in cold.. came home to sleep in cold, and it entered my system
pretty badly. i didnt know anything at all about tcm then.
so this is something i am susceptible to.
the weather has been pretty bad as far as damp cold windy.. nothing good for me at all. the springs and summers since then, are all screwed up. i have never yet gotten a good chance to warm up properly.
we have not had a 'normal' spring or summer for a good 3 years.
this does not help me.