Monday, September 12, 2011

Life as a Pin Cushion...

It's no secret to anyone who has been in my life lately that I have been having stomach issues lately.  My regular physician has been ruling things out, but has not been able to tell my why I am continuing to have symptoms.  To say it has been a frustrating year is a massive understatement.

Enter LivingSocial, yes the discount coupon place.  A couple of weeks ago, they had a deal for an initial consultation and treatment for Acupuncture.  I had been researching alternative treatments and Acupuncture was at the top my list of things to try, so with my MD's approval, I called and made an appointment.

From the beginning of the appointment, it just felt like it was the right solution for my problems.  They are after treating the cause not the symptoms, truly healing me.  :)

That's when I became a pin cushion for 20 acupuncture needles, trust me I counted, and no, they did not hurt when they went in.  The only one that gave me any grief was on my arm and it felt more like a power surge in the area.  It was a strange sensation.   I was then left in my treatment room to veg out for 30 minutes.  I didn't sleep, but went into that happy blissed out zone.  It was very relaxing.  After the Dr. took out the needles, we discussed diet and environmental factors and set up a plan to get my digestion system balanced out.  It's going to be interesting, but what I really appreciated is that I am taking an active role in my health plan. 

I'll let you know how the treatment plan goes and if it works,
but until then,
I'll be a pin cushion for my health
Melissa