Saturday, May 20, 2006

gettin' needled

since i'm in dire need of a massage and couldn't squeeze on in until next tuesday (taking advantage of a forced mother's day gift from my beau), i returned to my favorite acupuncturist kate yonkers on thursday. she's a true therapist. so gentle, intuitive, and cute as a button. if you haven't experienced acupuncture, i encourage you to give it a whirl.

i know, i know. needles aren't fun. i, too, am not a fan of needles (getting blood drawn makes me squimish), but the needles used in acupuncture are tiny and not at all intrusive. you can go for help with so many things. i've always gone with a simple "balance me" request (who doesn't want that?). this time, however, i had a slight tweak in my ankle that i asked her to coddle. think i turned it one too many times in my younger years, and over the past few months i've been feeling a tightness in the area. she put needles all over and i laid in quiet with a heat lamp on my belly for about 30-40 minutes.

when she returned to remove them, the one at my ankle needed some extra attention. i stumbled out of the room as if i'd been drinking, somewhat dizzy with good feelings. when checking out, i mentioned the ankle area tingling. she said that when she removed the needle, she observed what usually happens in an area that has built up stagnation. interesting. it feels a lot better and has more mobility. i think there's something to this gettin' needled stuff beyond it just feeling great! go ahead girls, see for yourselves.

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