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Relief

Lorelei

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As of today, I have completed 7 acupuncture sessions that I initially began almost three weeks ago in order to find relief from knee pain.  It is important to note, that I received a synvisc shot just over three weeks ago too.  Prior to acupuncture, I was unable to bend my knee without lots of pain.  At that time, keeping it immobile hurt just as much as moving it.  I can report today that I have had no pain in my knee for nine days.  None.  Zip.  Nada.  The swelling in my knee, calf, and ankle have been gone for over two weeks.  I know that the synvisc is helping, but the pain began to ease and fade well before the doctor told me that the shot would begin to work.  

I'm entering the "maintenance" phase of acupuncture now, so my appointments are going to be 10 days apart and then moving to two weeks apart.  I'm probably going to keep them going at a month apart from then on going forward.  Not only has acupuncture helped my knee, but it has relieved the sinus issues caused by allergies, and some other miscellaneous issues that can pop up as they do for all of us.  I must say that I am a believer!  I can sleep without waking up from pain, walking is so much less painful (and exhausting), and I intend to go for my first, tentative run in over two months this week.  Yaaaayyyy!!!!  

 Ahhhhhhhh.  Relief.IMG_2458.JPG

I feel so much more energy now.  I'm diving headfirst into a new project and have a new spring in my step for all the excitement.  

Hope you are all well.  Have a wonderful week!




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I love acupuncture! I know people get freaked out about the needles but in my experience, they definite help! Are you doing Chinese herbs on top of it?

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On April 13, 2016 at 9:30 AM, YogaByCandace said:

I love acupuncture! I know people get freaked out about the needles but in my experience, they definite help! Are you doing Chinese herbs on top of it?

The needles took a little getting used to. And my acupuncturist warns me if a specific area might feel particularly tender. Nothing terrible so far!  And I'm beginning to get super relaxed during the session with carry over too.  Love that.

As far as the Chinese herbals, not really.   It hasn't been pushed, and I am trying to keep this experience in check without making it all consuming and difficult to maintain. I am doing an herbal liver cleanse of milkweed and dandelion. Two reasons: to combat inflammation and to clean out toxins after the liver's sluggish season on winter. 

I also just began downing a tablespoon-sized shot of organic and unfiltered apple cider and a teaspoon of raw honey each morning. It makes me cringe, but it's good for inflammation and joint health (and a lot of other bonus stuff that's great too). 

 

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