If I have ever doubted the effectiveness of acupuncture, the last couple weeks have cured me of all doubt.
Last week, I just happened to go to my acupuncturist as I was approaching ovulation. (This is where people who don't want to read about the nuts and bolts of the trying-to-get-pregnant process should skip a paragraph or two.) Usually, I ovulate a little late-- Day Sixteen or Seventeen of my cycle. (I blame stress.)
This time, however, I went to my acupuncturist on Day Twelve. She said my pulse felt like I was getting surge-y, so she targeted her treatment toward supporting ovulation and gave me herbal tea to do the same.
I surged the next day. Went in for my IUI and ovulated the day after that, which was Day 14. Perfect timing.
Then, this weekend, I got sick. Fever, runny nose, achy chest, exhausted. Y'know. The classic cold.
Now. If you remember nothing else you ever read here, remember this: If you are coming down with a cold, GO TO AN ACUPUNCTURIST IMMEDIATELY.
I don't know what they do, but it is miraculous. Was I instantly cured? No. I pretty much spent the whole weekend in bed and on the couch, mainly because I was supremely tired. But my fever went away, and the other symptoms didn't get worse. I expect to feel mostly normal by tomorrow.
Which is pretty incredible.
And this isn't the first time I've conquered a cold with the help of an acupuncturist. They really can make an enormous difference.
This week, in honor of Thanksgiving, I'm going to try to write every day about things and people I'm thankful for.
Today, if you haven't already figured this one out, I am grateful for acupuncture, and particularly for my acupuncturist, Laura.
What are you thankful for this week?
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