It’s been one month since I started doing acupuncture. That’s four weeks, 8 sessions, and about 200 tiny needles in my body. Have I noticed a difference in the way I feel? Yup.
A month ago, I pretty much thought I would never feel better. I felt bloated and lethargic. I had an orange tongue, non-stop discomfort in my stomach, and I felt anxious for no reason at all. Four weeks later, do I still feel bloated? Yes, I do. And I still have discomfort in my stomach. But, you know what? I don’t notice it as much. My tongue isn’t orange and I feel more energized. Everything seems to have calmed down. That’s the best way I can describe it: I feel calm. I feel lighter; as if life is just simpler. Could these changes be all in my head? The absolutely could be. But if I didn’t feel them before acupuncture, there’s no reason for my acupuncture days to come to an end.
I feel that my road to recovery has only just begun, and I’m so excited about it. I’m learning so much and I don’t want to stop. There are many different things I want to try. Different herbs and methods and who even knows what else? This week I’m picking up an herbal formula that Jenny customized for me – for ME! It’s a toning formula that will address multiple different paths in my body, help with any pathogens that may be trapped inside, and hopefully put everything in harmony.
I’ll be back next week to talk about the formula. Until then, I’ll just be here, living my life, feeling calm.
PS. Remember back in week 1 where I couldn’t keep my eyes closed during acupuncture? For the past 4 sessions, I’ve completely fallen asleep. Acupuncture has become a safe haven for me – and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
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