Monday, 18 August 2008
Firstly to apologise for the vitriolic rant on Friday, I'd had a shitty day and needed to let off steam. Post-acupuncture session two I am feeling much more Zen and at ease.
When I arrived the TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) Doc asked how I'd felt after last week’s session, he'd warned I might feel very tired. I hadn't. Any other symptoms? He looked at me hopefully. I racked my brain, had I felt any different? I still haven't had another period (day 59 and counting). No, not really.
So he clearly felt this time he had to up the ante.
He jabbed in the normal couple in each leg, three in the stomach and the forehead 2, (only my second session and I already have a regular places). He added two more to my hairline. And, two in my right ear. I said last week they didn't hurt like you'd expect pins being stuck in you to hurt but actually the ear ones did. Ouchy. And for good measure I got a pin above each elbow.
He left the pins in for an hour. I don't know if I fell asleep. I didn't drool which is good but I had that experience of having having a really interesting thought but then, with a bit of a start opened my eyes and couldn't remember what on earth I'd been thinking about and concluded it was probably a dream and I'd slept.
He leant over me and did the tweaking of the pins again. This time the electric shock in my foot was so intense that my whole leg jerked up and I very narrowly missed chinning the doc.
Afterwards, now, I do feel exhausted. I will wait to see how things develop. So a couple of you have told me about your experiences of acupuncture, I'd be really interested to hear how any of the rest of you have got on.
* Of course I'm referring to acupuncture, what else could it be?