Monday, June 29, 2009

Acupuncture Week 2

When my acupuncturist, Jim, asked how I was doing, he didn't know what he was in for. I broke down in tears and shared my fears and frustrations with him. I feel so much better doing that. He not only acknowledged how difficult of a journey this has been for me but reminded me over and over throughout the appointment that our bodies do want to heal. They do want to be healthy. Taking an alternative, natural path often does take longer than when using pharmaceutical products because we are looking for the cause of the disease rather than just trying to treat it. Also, by getting to the root of the problem, others issues will be resolved. I feel encouraged.

He hooked me up to a machine that checks for imbalances in my body. I have made improvements since last week! My liver looks better. Also, he said my overall health is good which gives him confidence that I can survive this swollen knee and that we are on a good path. He muscle tested me for a Chinese herb known as Du Huo Ji Sheng Wan.

So, I keep going and keep working towards good health. I know it is in me. I just don't know the timeline for when it will be. But, it will come to be. That I am sure of and that is what gives me confidence to keep trying.