Category Archives: alternative medicine

Going through the motions


A lot of going through the motions lately. When I’m not sure what to do next, I always have a step in my daily routine to mark off the list. I’ve been trying to be good to myself, to keep the stress at bay. This painful kink in my shoulder just won’t go away, in spite of the one acupuncture/massage appointment, stretches, a week of hot baths, and wearing the hot bean-bag thingy. It’s especially painful trying to sleep and when I first get up in the morning. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s 50% stress induced: I’ve been running on adrenaline—I need to step back and take more deep breaths. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe.

As of today, all three kids have now joined us, and even though it will be bumpy at times, I’m so glad they’re here.

Acupuncturist tomorrow: Smiles


I can’t wait to go to the acupuncturist tomorrow. He’s the nicest guy. And it’s so relaxing. Almost like getting a massage. In fact, he does Thai massage, so he often throws in a little of that on my upper back at the end of the session. Over the last couple of years he’s been treating me for my lung issues when I get sick in the winter and have asthma. I haven’t had any major illnesses and thus no asthma yet this winter, but my stress level is through the roof, and since I slipped on some concrete stairs last week during the big snowstorm, my leg and neck are giving me grief.

No matter what, I’m going to feel better by about 10 a.m. tomorrow. Something to look forward to.

I’ll just need to make sure that no gecko is involved this year.