Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Acupuncture! Pointy Little Needles All Over and It is GREAT!

Acupuncture is great!
If you hurt, I strongly suggest you try it! It doesn't hurt...well for me.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am one big bundle of physical pain at any given time. Something always hurts, but I just deal (well I whine sometimes too, but don't we all?). It finally came to the point where it was almost unbearable to type for an extended period of time. I feared that I may be forming carpal tunnel. At this time I also had a sinus infection. The fourth in the last 6 months.

Now I have nothing against going to a regular Western medicine doctor. I have been many times. I have personally put their children through college with my financial contributions. Unfortunately the health insurance that I have is awful (at least I have some I guess). For example, a sinus infection doctor visit will run me $250 plus prescriptions. Yikes! I decided to try something that wasn't covered, and it has ended up to be more affordable. About $350 for 6 treatments.

I decided to try something different...Acupuncture. I came to the acupuncturist for help with the arm and sinus and I walked out of there having been treated for every other pain I have had lately. I didn't even have to tell them all to him. He just seemed to know where it was hurting. (I think it was magic but shhh don't tell him I said that)

I was informed that after the first visit to not expect everything to be healed right away. That I had my Qi (Che?) blocked and it may take some time to get it to flow again. It would take multiple visits to see results. Well buddy, after the first one I felt like I could climb a mountain, jump a building or eat a really big ice cream cone and not get a freezy headache. I stopped taking my sinus medicine and I felt even better. The arm is feeling good. Not great but good. I can at least type for extended periods of time now.

He also taught me a better way of breathing. It definitely helps a lot and helps me to feel more centered.

I may try to do the herb treatment (herbs made into teas) later on. However, I can't stand the taste of regular tea and he mentioned this tastes worse. Way to sell me on that one, right?

For now I will stick with the tiny needles inserted everywhere from my forehead to my toes. Today was my second appointment, and I feel great. I went in with a not so sunny disposition and now I feel like I could kiss a cloud.

I had forgotten about my appointment today, so I downed a bag of sour cream and onion chips with lunch (yeah I know, healthy, it's a veggie right?). This guy is quite serious, so I went in a apologized in advance for the onion breath. And don't you know, he actually smiled.

Next appointment is next Wednesday. Can't wait!


Free Spirited said...

Does your Dr. do anything for fear of flying and overeating??? :)

Glitzy Gallery Gal said...

I don't know about fear of flying but he does do weightloss. I know he has business cards for hypnotists in his office for the flying thing, I would think that works.

oriental banana said...

it can get expensive, but i love it. glad to hear it's working for someone else :)