Hummm........I will have to investigate further. Sound interesting.
In GOD We Trust Choose To Lose "If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." -General George S Patton, U.S.Army, 1912 Olympian
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My son is an Acupuncturist and excellent. I highly recommend this for anyone with numerous difficulties. He has helped me without any pain. Those of you who are afraid of needles, these needles are so thin and do not hurt. Try it....
I first went to an accupuncturist after a brown recluse spider bit so I wouldn't have such a horrible reaction and end up having a lot of dead tissue.... I was amazed at how well I felt after a few visitis, still fighting the venom and needing antibiotics and daily IV fluids to help combat the fluids list in the fever Then when I was fighting cancer, after each of my chemo treatments I would have a short acupuncture session and it allowed me to not feel the horrible side effects of the chemo and radiation and it helped me heal much fast from the surgeries I needed to have in the process. SO I say it's a great idea. if you can afford it. I had no idea what to expect from acupuncture but I know that it made me feel great and I had some strange sensations but it was all so interesting and easy.
be authentically you... it's journey, not a one day hike.
I am also 66 and dealing with unexpected issues. A couple years ago I developed pain in a hip joint and figured it was age-realted arthritis. My MD prescribed OTC pain relievers, although they carry the risk of ugly side effects. About a year after that visit I fell and hurt my back (bowling with my son and grandson, if you can believe that) and ended up at the chiropractor's. I mentioned the hip. He used acupuncture for both issues, total of 2 treatments only, and was able to get rid of the pills entirely. That was a another year ago.I'm a believer. I don't know all of its uses and/or limitation, but it would certainly be worth a try. Good luck!
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I went to see my Acupuncturist yesterday. I haven't seen her in a while. She told me my digestion is not quite up to snuff; something do to with my spleen. (Being 66 my digestion has slowed down a bit. A little assist is needed.) She told me that might be why I'm not losing the weight I would like to be losing. So, along with putting those needles where they needed to go, she suggested some Chinese herbs that might help.
I had taken them before when I first started going to see her about three years ago, but had changed to another digestive about a year ago. How many times have I said, "Don't fix it if it ain't broke"?!
I'm thinking of adding acupuncture to my wellness package for the next three or four months. Couldn't hurt!
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