Friday, January 22, 2010

I Am a Believer

I have turned over a new leaf. I now believe.

Let me start off by saying that I was feeling very ill yesterday. I had all the classic flu-like symptoms and basically wanted to crawl into bed and sleep the night away; and then I remembered about my acupuncture appointment. Yuck! I think I have mentioned before that I HATE needles, however I am starting to enjoy my acupuncture sessions mainly because I like my practioner. So off I went, bundled up and in my comfiest of clothing, remembering that I am doing this for 'the cause' (studies show that acupuncture increases blood flow to the uterus as well as having other benefits). As soon as I walked in the door I explained how badly I was feeling. Aside from working on the fertility stuff, she was going to help with my flu symptoms. She must have put in twenty five needles, and I was lying there for a good half hour with her massaging my head (I LOVE that part) and then I got up and went home, still feeling sick. When I woke up this morning, POOF, I was better. Yes, I have the tiniest headache and a bit of a sore throat, but this is nothing compared to yesterday. I no longer feel feverish, or achy or yucky all over, I feel like me. Did acupuncture really cure me? I'm not sure. It is important to note that I am a firm believer in western medicine (hello, 4 IVFs), and sometimes think acupuncture doesn't do anything, but today, I feel like a million bucks and I didn't take any medications. It must have been the acupuncture! I am now a believer.


1 comment:

  1. I always thought it was a shame that eastern and western medicine didn't work more closely together as one can influence the other greatly. I'm glad that acupuncture worked for you and that you feel better today. I also did acupuncture to ensure good blood flow (no issues with the doppler) and I also took chinese herbs right up until retrieval without anyone at the clinic knowing. Do what feels right and what feels like it's working right?