Acupuncture became a part of my wellness after my first hospital visit in late 2008. I dove right into it with an open mind. My acupuncturist was a Registered Nurse and had been for 30 years before going to school to learn the Eastern Practice. She knew about my disease and the medicines I was taking… she dispelled myths and ideas about food for me… and most importantly, she taught me how to listen to my body.
I was given so much support and confidence during a time when I could have collapsed from what I was going through.
After a year of acupuncture I was feeling better and got busy with wedding planning and soon the acupuncture sessions paused. When I was in the hospital for the second time this past April I knew I needed to go back to where I knew my wellness had roots. I am now going to the same “office” (it doesn’t feel like an office, though— the sessions take place in the rooms of an adorable, renovated “snow bird” abode); however, my first practitioner has now retired. The woman who answered the phone when I called last April now helps to guide me into balanced energy. A registered nurse as well, she has picked up where my first set of sessions left off…
… and she agreed to take pictures of me at my session today…
First, a couple establishing shots…
Amazing educational/chic decor
…and then, the needles
Makes me wanna watch Hellraiser… hehe.
I am feeling soooo wonderful and I consider acupuncture to be a factor in that wonderfulness For me, the sessions have therapeutic aspects for mind and body, recharging my literal and figurative batteries