Thursday, December 6, 2012

Acupuncture...my Thursday Thankful.


Just got home from acupuncture and I'm feeling really calm.  I love acupuncture.  It's one of those things that I never believed would work until I tried it.  I first went about 2 years ago when I had lyme disease (it's gone, thankfully) but I had terrible headaches that no amount of medicine would fix.  Acupuncture was the only thing that got rid of my headaches.  Today, I am really thankful for the power of this ancient form of medicine! And I'm convinced it works.

Lately I've been feeling kind of "off".  Not really great.  Kind of yucky feeling. Not doing the best at being thankful, or at being at peace.  The grumbly yucky "get me through this day" sort of feeling.  I've also had some anxiety that I can't really explain.  I've had some stomach trouble and the doctor prescribed some medicine that would help relax my stomach, but in relaxing my stomach it has made my brain a little un-balanced.  The acupuncturist Julie, who is awesome, is helping me to feel calm without all the medicine.

Getting poked with little needles doesn't feel at all as scary as it sounds.  It's surprisingly relaxing.  I love laying there and having my mind just feel calm.  You can actually feel yourself changing.  Odd, I know, but until you experience it you won't understand how well it really works.

It looks like this...


looks painful. but it isn't.  it feels like this....


It really does.  It feels so calming.

My day goes something like this...
wake up
look at phone
answer emails
answer texts
try to get ready...
get interrupted mid way through a shower with an urgent client phone call
finish shower
attempt to eat, without chewing in client's ear on the phone
answer more emails
print out stuff for showing
drive as fast as possible without getting killed or a ticket to the showing
show the house
run home
answer more email
etc etc etc until night time when I pass out

I obviously need more time to live in the present...to take a step back and relax, focus on me, and re-center myself.  I know I need to exercise more, do some yoga, eat healthier, etc...but a good start in the right direction has been with some acupuncture.

If you're in the metrowest area, Julie Dalbec at Marlborough Wellness Center is great. And no, she didn't pay me to say that!

Off to eat some dinner and maybe get some sleep early tonight.

xoxo



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