Friday, February 27, 2009

3,2,1...Berk!!!

It's 1.58am and I am all dopey-eyed cos I was so exhausted I crashed into bed at 9:10pm then my innate little "gross, you haven't brushed your teeth" sentient being made me wake up to rectify the situation...feeling especially guilty after consuming loads of my latest junkfood discovery...IKEA chocolate!! [100g of bonafide made in Germany chocolate for $1!!! It's pretty damn good (and oh so affordable :) ]

In any case then I felt extra guilty about not having drunken any of the health giving herbal brew I spent ages boiling up....three days ago!!! So I spent the last hour laboriously trying to down <200ml of the Black Stuff!

Overzealous Needle Maniac E also subjected me to 13 needles on Wednesday- actually she was trying to bully me into 16 (but with the help of limited time available) I was able to draw the line. Honestly, I felt quite drained after...I am very much of the belief that being a human pin cushion is not necessary. I really don't agree with the western medicine style approach where a needle becomes like a drug targeting each specific symptom...I think acupuncture should stick to its holistic approach and amount of needles be considered very carefully so that the treatment is a harmonious and potent combination that works together seamlessly to target the whole....in my view less is more.

Apart from that, I also ended up with a painfully blue tempular bruise where she punctured my vein :p (however it is recovering nicely with magical Chinese liniment ZHENG GU SHUI which is a must have for every martial arts enthusiast or anybody that is subject to a lot of bumps and bruises and broken bones).

I am not looking forward to later today when I subject myself to more random guinea pigging to more Gungho amateurs...and this class is reputed for one thing....FIRE NEEDLES!

I think I'll have to pass...no thanks - Call me sensitive...Some of us just scar and feel pain more easily than others :(

7 comments:

thezeninyou said...

OK...anything that says Fire Needles, I am staying away from! Hope you get your energy back soon. I have a nice reiki video at the bottom of my latest post...very relaxing :)

Healingstones said...

IKEA chocolate??? We don't have an IKEA in Christchurch....But I may have solved my milk problem. Turns out the brands I had been buying were homogenised (doesn't sound nice). So I went out today and bought organic pasteurised... and bliss! A CUP OF TEA!! I was GASPING (yeah - it's an addiction - but I reckon there are far worse ones). It's whole milk - but the best taste so far!

Shannanigans said...

I hate needles! And I bruise really easily so probably not a good candidate for 16 needles.

mscherrylane said...

Shan, you are so a perfect candidate for herbs...your spleen so needs boosting-everything you tell me screams weak spleen/blood deficiency! But honestly, when done well, the acu needles are so fine they don't hurt anywhere like a syringe does.

HS...no Ikea?! What a shame...Whittakers (NZ chocolate is quite nice though- i like milk and macadamia best-it's so good that's the one flavour we can't get here!!) I also like Manuka Melts. NZ has a great natural/healthy scene...however I have to warn you lots tastes burnt!! Their crisps, nuts etc...all so OVERROASTED...disgusting! If you have a garden there I'd be tempted to try and grow my own organic produce...the air is so clean...

Caroline, I thought you were "adventurous"?! Fire needles might be just the thing you need to get you out of bleh zone quicker...LOL I still need to find local reiki ppl...it's been a whole half a year since I last "felt the love" :(

mscherrylane said...

Shan, you are so a perfect candidate for herbs...your spleen so needs boosting-everything you tell me screams weak spleen/blood deficiency! But honestly, when done well, the acu needles are so fine they don't hurt anywhere like a syringe does.

HS...no Ikea?! What a shame...Whittakers (NZ chocolate is quite nice though- i like milk and macadamia best-it's so good that's the one flavour we can't get here!!) I also like Manuka Melts. NZ has a great natural/healthy scene...however I have to warn you lots tastes burnt!! Their crisps, nuts etc...all so OVERROASTED...disgusting! If you have a garden there I'd be tempted to try and grow my own organic produce...the air is so clean...

Caroline, I thought you were "adventurous"?! Fire needles might be just the thing you need to get you out of bleh zone quicker...LOL I still need to find local reiki ppl...it's been a whole half a year since I last "felt the love" :(

Delighted Scribbler said...

Ahh! blue bruises from acupuncture? I didn't realize that was a risk.

I guess my acupuncturist was just really good. In the months of treatment I had with him, he didn't wound me once. In fact, I rarely felt the needles go in our come out. During the session, I looked like Hellraiser, but afterwards I was pain free, calm, and well rested--I napped during the sessions.

I miss him.

mscherrylane said...

D.S, Yeah it happens (if people aren't being careful!!) Just kind of like when you have someone take your blood badly...saying that I think in so many hundred insertions I think I have only ever bruised someone once. Some people are more susceptible to bruising.

I'm glad acupuncture has worked for you :)