Monday, July 3, 2017

Gratitude Monday - Sticking To It Edition

Last week I started acupuncture treatments and I am so very grateful I did.
I noticed significant improvement after the first treatment.
It occurred to me about 10 days ago that acupuncture might help my heart. I'd taken these treatments for asthma about 20 years ago. Today I do not use any medicine for asthma and have to remind myself I have it.
Dr. Kenneth Wu treated me then and he is treating me now. He is an acupuncture specialist and a Dr. of Oriental Medicine. I am grateful he is in practice only an hour's drive away.
He told me why my heart is irregular and that I'd come to the right place. He did not guarantee it would revert to a normal heartbeat because I'd left it too long although that does happen.
I told him I hoped to get rid of the fluid in my legs. He said that was kidneys and bladder and the whole body will get treated.
After four needles stuck in my back for about 25 minutes I drove home, very relaxed.
The next evening Mike and I went for a six mile bike ride. In the more than 20 years we've done this route I have always stopped at the three mile mark to rest a bit before heading home.
That evening I did not.
The second treatment was Friday.
Saturday we went for a short, steep hike as I wanted to test how I was doing.
In the past I have to rest during steep pitches because the blood pounding in my ears sounds like partridges drumming.
On Saturday there were no partridges.
That evening we went for another bike ride.
I am to go twice a week for two months for these treatments.
You can bet I am sticking to it.




6 comments:

crabby said...

Wow, that's excellent news! I haven't had much luck with acupuncture, but only tried it once, and I know it helps a lot of people. So glad you're doing so well with it!

Tabor said...

Wonderful news and I will keep this in mind if I need something in the future.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Crabby.
Tabor, it is worth pursuing.

Kimberley said...

I love me some acupuncture but can't justify the expense as I like to go to the Bahamas so often. I used to have it done for free at work, just the ears for relaxation and it was awesome! So thrilled it's working out well for you.

Hilary said...

Great to hear that, Leah. There are so many avenues to pursue and you never shy away from a new path. Good for you.

messymimi said...

Hope this continues to work for you. Maybe i need to check into it myself for my thyroid and heart, the regular doctor doesn't do much.