Alternatives

July 19, 2014

Acupuncture Day 2 (in a row):

Large-ish, very noticeable bruise on my forehead after today’s needle stabbing. How attractive. I hope this works soon.

Why can’t insurance pay for massage treatments? That would be more pleasant and equally beneficial for my chronic pain, I’d argue. I actually quite like getting acupuncture treatments, but massage therapy would feel so much better.

In other “alternative” news, I already failed my gluten-free “diet.” Big surprise there, eh? My anxiety is through the roof again and my tension headaches are on screaming fire. So, while this stuff is going on, I’ve found it a bit challenging to stick to my new gluten-free goals. Also my no-caffeine goals. AND my no-alcohol goals. Whatever. You can’t change the world at once, right? But I have little patience and I hate taking baby steps. I will get back on the “wagon” ASAP though with all of this stuff once my head decides to stop exploding.

Maybe I need to start meditating (do I have the patience and focus to do that?). Speaking of that, based on a strong recommendation from one of my pain management doctors, I recently bought a book by Jon Kabat-ZinnFull Catastrophe Living. I’ll let you know what I think.

Happy weekend, everyone! I’ll let you know how my next acupuncture session goes on Monday and how many additional bruises I’ve acquired. I’m sure you’ll want to know.

 

One Response to “Alternatives”

  1. Anne Says:

    I find anxiety is my enemy. If I can manage my anxiety my symptoms are better. I have had good success from alternative therapies and I am getting more convinced drugs are not the answer – at least not for me.


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