Saturday was my second acupuncture appointment. Good news: I did not come down with the flu shortly afterwards! Yea! My appointment was late afternoon. Mid afternoon I had a pretty decent headache going, so about an hour before the session I took two excedrin. Poof, headache disappeared in about 45 minutes (I was lucky I took them early after onset).
Luckily I took a book with me, I sat for about 45 minutes in the lobby for my appt. Got in there, had my consultation (which lead to my previous post on the elusiveness of acceptance) and then came the pins. Seemed the same to me as last time. Laid on my back, pins in various spots from forehead to ears, elbows, hand, legs and feet. It was different this time, but hard to describe. I did get emotional, sort of randomly, this time, which she mentioned the first time might happen. I didn’t feel the sort of rotation of the spots “working” but I did get that nice sort of “glow” in the muscles throughout and afterwards.
I got done and felt pretty good for the rest of the day. A bit tired but not bad really. Not quite as achy, but not great either. No headaches afterward though, so that was a VERY good thing. I have my next appt this Thursday already, which I didn’t realize until I looked at the calendar today. I’m mixed on it all. I have two more appointments scheduled and I’m definitely going to both of them. I just need to decide after that what I want to do. I’m really not sure what I’m supposed to feel like, what should be improving…is it the acupuncture? Is it the dietary changes that she and the naturopath are recommending? Something else? Pure luck?
I need to commit to these alternative paths, and it’s going to be a challenge. I wonder if I’m almost not trying too many things at once. The diet is hard enough, let alone the pills and supplements (which I’ve been so bad about since the flu) and then the chiro and the acupuncture…tomorrow is going to be another one of those days where I have to commit, it’s my appointment with the naturopath where we are going to start discussing the elimination diet. Joy. Maybe I’ll just eat meat and dairy for all three meals tomorrow and enjoy it while I can 🙂