Friday, April 11, 2008
30 Days :: Seventeen
This is what I look like most Fridays around 3 p.m. My mother works for a TCM Doctor and I have been seeing him for years now. Initially he treated me when I would have episodes of back pain, sometimes for anxiety, other times just to balance my qi. He is a wonderfully skilled practitioner. I started seeing him when the boys were about 7 months old for PPD. It was a gut feeling I had, I did not go and get the diagnosis from my doctor as what would have followed would be a prescription for Zoloft (or something) (which I am not knocking, having used it once and found it the right thing for me at the time). So, I saw him twice a week at first, then once a week and now every other week. It is hard to describe, the feeling of 40 or so needles going into the gut (sorry for the postpartum belly, never had a six pack, but must work on that a bit). It is also hard to describe the feeling after....I feel balanced and energized and whole. I am grateful for this man and his ability to help me establish balance in this new life of mine.