Friday, February 29, 2008

Top Ten Reasons I Lurrrrrve my Acupuncturist

  • She's cheaper than a massage session.

  • She's a UPenn alum, like me.

  • She's an overachiever. I went to her to help my back and she's determined to also fix my liver, my kidneys, my asthma, and the dark circles under my eyes.

  • Unlike massage, her efforts (e-stim + needles in the back) are having a permanent loosening effect on my trouble spots.
  • I'm no longer reaching for the NSAIDs three times a week and can sit at my desk for longer than 10 minutes without pain.
  • She has cool Chinese herbs that she likes to foist on me.

  • When she heard we were heading to Mexico, she gave me sample packets of an herb that would cure the Tummy Troubles, should we be so unlucky (we weren't).

  • When 3pm rolls around, I no longer have an irresistible urge to put my head down on my desk and leave it there until the next morning.

  • I'm actually getting a few things done on the weekends beside napping, eating and reading.

and, the Top Reason I Lurve My Acupuncturist:

  • I haven't been sick since I started seeing her 6 weeks ago.


Anonymous said...

I was wondering how your acupuncture was going and am thrilled to read your glowing report. You seem to have found a gem.

Long may these benefits continue, and who knows, maybe she can help some of those other things, too. Wouldn't THAT be great?


Shalet said...

Does it help with asthma? I've been considering going to an acupuncturist but haven't done it yet. :o)

O said...

Please email me her name when you get a chance. I've been looking for one and this is inspirational!

RuthWells said...

Shalet, I actually haven't been focused on asthma, as mine is pretty well-controlled, but she does say that there are things she can do to improve it. So it's worth a shot!

O, I've emailed you. : )

John G. said...

That's great that you are doing it too. I started about four weeks ago for my back and she is also treating other things -- allergies, sinus troubles, etc., etc. I completely agree with your top ten and recommend it highly to everyone. Just came back from a wonderful appointment this evening and feel even more free and awake than I have in ages. Mine is also a registered nurse and a neighborhood leader here in West Mount Airy.