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Why Acupuncture??


Friday, January 04, 2013

For the past three weeks I have felt like crap. I was overwhelmed with first - thanksgiving weekend and lots of overnight plus some guests, hosting a staff party (complete with a really nice dinner, DJ, and gifts), then running our school's holiday show for 400 people, then overnight plus some guests for
Christmas and at the last minute - New Year's Eve! In the midst of this, the Sandyhook tragedy occurred. As a Principal, I had a hard time digesting what happened, running over in my head 50 million times what I would do. The day before the Sandyhook tragedy, we had the mother of an employee we had literally just fired, harass one of my Directors. We had the police come immediately and she was arrested, But, it did add to my racing mind.

So, I felt exhausted and then last week my joints in my fingers swelled and my arms grew sore. I felt depressed and couldn't seem to get enough sleep. I think my husband thought I was losing it!

I was tested last Saturday for Lyme Disease. At the time of the test my blood pressure was WAY up.

Last night I found out the test was negative. As I thanked God I reviewed my symptoms and wondered if it was my allergies. I still have a Christmas tree in my house - the symptoms have been occurring the entire time the tree has been there. And, we haven't had a real cold snap here - I am highly allergic to mold. But, what about my swollen fingers??

So, today I went to my chiropractor. He said allergies can cause all the symptoms! And, with me training on the treadmill, I may be leaning which would cause probs in my neck which leads right down to my hands!

So, I got adjusted and boy, did my back crunch! Then I got acupuncture for my sinuses, immune system, knees and lungs. As the day progressed my head cleared out AND I can hear again!! I will continue to feel better throughout the weekend. Tomorrow I will resume running!

It doesn't hurt to get acupuncture. I can't stand needles so I am being totally honest about this. And, I didn't have to take chemicals!

I am looking forward to being chipper again!!

And that is why I get acupuncture. If you go to a good acupuncturist, you will find it is an amazing thing!
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KAREN_NY 1/9/2013 5:11PM

    Sorry I'm so late that now it's simply time to say YAY! Such good news that you are on the mend and gettin' chipper. Thanks for the encouraging review of acupuncture too. :)

On a more serious note (yes, I do get serious once in a while)... The Sandy Hook tragedy I think added to the anxiety of the holidays for many people. Bless you for the work you do.
K:)

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NEWNAC304 1/7/2013 10:21AM

    I'm glad you're feeling better!

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JAXMOMMY 1/6/2013 8:39PM

    I have a friend who is married to an acupuncturist and they are big into Chinese medicine. They live 3 hours away, so I've been trying to arrange a visit where I could have a whole body acupunture to help with my grief and all my other issues! I'm hoping maybe I can make it up to Richmond on January 26! Thanks for sharing your experience.

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/6/2013 12:18AM

    Glad the acupuncture helped because I was wondering how you would do the half marathon which is just around the corner when you're feeling so lousy. I am so thankful for complimentary medicine because it can make such a difference in our health. I haven't ever tried accupuncture but sure have benefitted from chiropractic. It's amazes me how a misaligned spine can present itself in a host of different symptoms throughout my body.
Hope you continue to heal.
Maria

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MARYDSAN 1/5/2013 11:34PM

    How scary! (the employee and the allergic reaction). Glad you were able to kick both. Have a great 2013!

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NEWKATHYNOW 1/4/2013 10:31PM

    I'm seeing my chiropractor 3x a week. I did something to my back just before TG and could barely walk. When I realised I could cry at the thought of walking an extra 2 feet, I went to the chiropractor again. I practically crawled in and managed to walk out. It's taken some time to get it to stay after being adjusted but I'm so much better it's unbelievable! I am so grateful I found some really great doctors!

I'm glad you're feeling better! I can't imagine running in that condition! Keep on keeping on! emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 1/4/2013 7:28PM

    Glitter60 - if he didn't explain things he wasn't a good doctor, mine explains everything! I asked around before I tried one. My acupuncturist/chiropractor studied in New York City 25 years ago. I am sorry you had a bad experience.

Becky - I live on the water and we have had a very mild winter so there is mold everywhere. The past couple days I have been real itchy, too. That was what led me to start thinking about allergies.

Sableness - thanks!



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SABLENESS 1/4/2013 7:24PM

    Thanks be for good chiropracters, and yes, acupuncture is amazing. Glad you're feeling better.

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GLITTER60 1/4/2013 7:05PM

    i am glad it worked for you. i tried several years ago and hated it.
then the guy gave me some herbs, but would not tell me what they were. i threw them out.


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FITFORMYFAMILY 1/4/2013 7:02PM

    I'm really glad that you're getting some relief, especially this close to your HM. I can't imagine trying to run (or do much of anything) while feeling that awful. Did you have any water damage in the house or at school when the hurricane came through? I just wonder if there's some hidden mold. Hopefully the culprit really was just the Christmas tree and/or the stress of your very social holiday.

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