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In which i tried acupuncture


Don’t you hate when you’re just starving to death and you can wait to get home and eat lunch and then you stuff it in so fast that you then have a stomach ache?

Wait! That happens to other people right???


Anyways, sorry I haven’t written much lately. Doesn’t it seem like I’m always apologizing? I guess it’s because this blog is no longer a big priority for me. I mean, it was NEVER a big priority for me but I did it to prove to people that I could do something and I was sort of into it.


Now I’m doing it because … well, why am I doing it? I don’t even know myself. At any rate, I went to the spa last week and I hurt myself. Ironically, the one goal I had when I went (well I actually had two I suppose) was to NOT hurt myself. The other goal was to change my attitude, which I’m happy to say I did.


So somehow, as you know, I did hurt myself and it won’t fucking get better. Seriously, I hurt myself last Thursday and it’s Wednesday and it’s only mildly better and that s because … I went to get acupuncture.


See, yesterday I was at my wit’s end and I asked the person who owns the gym I went to, (Julie Luther of Purenergy) and she told me to go to Dr. Mu and that acupuncture would take care of everything.


At this point I think I would have tried anything so I set it up. I got there and she told me that I didn’t have “good energy.” What can I say? I was in a shit mood because of my back. Then she informed me that my “dietetic” wasn’t good. Well, that’s what I’m trying to change and I would if my BACK DIDN’T HURT!!!


So she had my lie down and stuck all this shit in my back where it was “swollen” and then I guess some of it was connected to a machine because it vibrated. She said lie down and relax and I’ll be back and put on a timer.


I then proceeded to crawl out of my skin because a) she didn’t tell me how long it would be and b) I was convinced that the needles weren’t covering the area that I wanted covered and c) I’m terrible at lying still and d) my head was on one of those massage table thingies and it was NOT comfortable so basically …


I spent my time wiggling and starting to go out of my mind. So I waited … and waited … and waited … and the timer went tick, tick, tick while I waited …


Finally the timer rang. Seriously I would say about 45 minutes and nobody had even checked on me and I was so wiggly and I could tell that my back would still hurt and I was seriously annoyed.


Maybe 10 minutes later she comes in and tells me I’m done. Yeah, I’m done. Just like that. I still don’t feel great but I go into the office and they guy (her husband?) gives me these patches to put on my back with these instructions:


Don’t use more than 5 hours

Don’t use at work because they smell awful

Check the skin to make sure you don’t have a reaction

Come back next week

Good bye


So I leave and I’m not too happy because Julie said I’d feel better and I still hurt.


When Kevin got home he put the patch on and it stank to high heaven BUT between that and Tylenol my back did feel a bit better.
This morning is the best day I’ve had but it still hurts a lot! I wasn’t going to but I did a bit of the recumbent bike this morning and now I’m going to rinse off and put another smelly patch back on. I couldn’t read the instructions because, of course, they’re in Chinese.


The stuff is called Zhiton Gao…


Wish me luck. Worse case scenario I die of the smell or it’s poison or I might just become a convert. We shall see …

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  1. Cynthia K
    September 11, 2014

    Yes, that happens to others also. At least to me. I had no lunch yesterday because I had no time to stop for anything at work (well I had a bag of peanut M&Ms but that’s just for the sugar, because work coffee tastes awful.) By the time I got home at 6:30 with my daughter in the backseat yammering about dinner I thought I was going to fall over. I’d hoped the boyfriend would have cooked since I told him on the way home what was the plan but I guess I should have been more specific and said “COOKTHE SAUSAGE AND PIEROGIES.” So it was straight into the kitchen where I munched on half a Reuben sandwich and croutons AND chocolates while I cooked, and THEN ate two plates of dinner, and that’s when it suddenly all dropped into my stomach with a resounding thud. Uggghhhh. Sometimes the wonder is less “why am I so big” and more “How is it that I’m not even bigger?”

    I hope the acupuncture goes better if you go back. You really need to work on that dietetic. :-) I have a friend that had that done and he experienced instant relief but they also had him on the table a little longer, I think. His doctor also told him that they usually make the first visit short while your body adjusts to the whole needles thing, apparently it can be a pretty intense reaction for some. Did your person tell you anything like that?

    • Lynn
      September 11, 2014

      my person hardly spoke to me except to tell me about the energy and dietetic. hahaha

      then the office person said I should come back next week. slowly but surely it’s improving but what a pain in the ass…well, the back I suppose

      • Cynthia K
        September 11, 2014

        Well apparently there’s an acupuncturist is Concord that’s way nicer than yours, so if you’re down with traveling 2 hours or whatever, I’ll get you the #. Lol

        • Lynn
          September 11, 2014

          Hahaha…thanks but no thanks :))

  2. Tessa
    September 11, 2014

    I have a friend that had a severe reaction to one of those Chinese patches. It basically burned a rectangle into her leg! Be careful!! Let me know if there’s anything I can do for you?

    • Lynn
      September 11, 2014

      Yeah. They warned me but I’m fine

  3. Julie
    September 11, 2014

    A few years ago I fractured my back so I can relate to back pain. I hope this works out for you.

    • Lynn
      September 11, 2014

      Yuck. Sounds awful

  4. Deb
    September 14, 2014

    I miss you, and hope you are well. Positive thoughts my friend.

    • Lynn
      September 15, 2014

      Thanks. Will be all good soon I hope

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