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.