Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Pokedly Yours...

Today I had my exam and first actual treatment using Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), more specifically, acupuncture. The first thing I was asked to do was to stick out my tongue. Huh? She looked at it and wrote something down. Maybe it was, "uses Crest toothpaste." Maybe she could read the lines on my tongue and tell how long I was going to live and therefore whether or not to bother treating me. I really can't say. Then she took my pulse, had me stick out my arm and resist pressure, and breathe a little funny at the same time. She murmured something and made a few more notes. Bring out the needles, already, I'm thinking. So she did. (She reads minds too.) Whatever skepticism I had brought with me finally took a lunch break. It doesn't hurt one bit to get the needles positioned and after lying there for twenty minutes under a warm lamp, I didn't want her to take them out. Seriously, it was wonderful. The needles today were mostly in my back and shoulders. We finished up with a shoulder/back Chinese massage and I was high as a kite all afternoon. Now here's the spooky part. My allergies have damaged my sense of smell so much that I can't smell vinegar. Except today I could have. My dog jumped in my lap and I commented to Girlie that stinky doggie needs a bath. Stinky? Doggie? I could smell the dog? I could smell the dog! My next treatment is on Thursday. I can not wait!

5 comments:

Addison said...

I'm assuming since you said "she" that it wasn't William Zuby. Was wondering if you had found another good acupuncturist in town.

BTW, in alternative health, when they look at your tongue, it's usually to see if you have a white coating on it, which is a sign of candida.

Wendy Boucher said...

Thanks, Addison. Nope, not Zuby because my Hubby did the research and picked this one for me as my B'day present. I really like her and I'll email you her info if you're interested.

I am SOOOO glad you mentioned this approach on one of my earlier posts. I'm excited!

L said...

that's really interesting... I read that people are still trying to figure out how it works.

liberalbanana said...

That's so cool! I want to get it done now!

I went to physical therapy for my back (I have not-so-fun scoliosis) and I loved when they'd hook me up to the electrodes and shock the crap out of my muscles. Good times...

T. Kyle O'Donnell said...

Hello all, I would like to tell you my story. I am a 34 year old male who has suffered from Acid Reflux since 2000. In 2002 I started treatment with prescription medication. In one year I was on medication for high blood pressure and elevated triglycerides. I am not sure if there is any relationship but I do know I was up to 2 pills a day for the Reflux. I decided to try acupuncture. I went to William Zuby who has been Great!!!! William Zuby was very thorough in his initial consultation and explained to me what he was evaluating me for when he asked me to put my arm in the air. He started treating me for food allergies (which William Zuby stated was a common cause of Acid Reflux) and I have to tell you, two days after my first treatment I stopped taking my Acid Reflux meds and have not had one since that day. Now almost 3 months later, I am still free of Heartburn/acid reflux, even if I eat Hot Chicken wings. If someone would like to contact me about this I am very willing to discuss, I am all about sharing my experience. This has helped me, and the only medication I continue to take it for High Blood Pressure, and I hope to be off this one day in the near future!!! T. Kyle O'Donnell. E-mail tkyleodonnell@aol.com