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Another layer off the onion

Another day, another needle.

My acupuncturist did say I’d feel something after the third time, and she was right. I definitely felt like she’d peeled away a few layers and new ones were now coming to the surface to be taken care of.

After hunting around on the ‘net, I have come to realize that I do have “frozen shoulder”. It may even be hormonally related since so many women my age get it. Very well. That sort of thing acupuncture can deal with. In the meantime, I found a series of short videos with exercises to do to stretch and strengthen the joint. The problem won’t go away on its own. I have to help. As I said to my acupuncturist, I’ll take care of the outside, if she’ll take care of the inside. She said it was a deal.

But, boy, do I miss my yoga! So I whipped out my mat and a DVD and did a relaxing routine. In fact, so relaxing, I wished I’d thought to do everything else I want to do this evening first. Oh, well. I’m a bit short on sleep this week, so I may as well go to bed early. And since my arm is still feeling the exercise I did yesterday (maybe I should stick to these, approved by my physical therapist, for the time being), and that means I’ll probably take a pain reliever before bed. So I won’t know whether or not the new points my acupuncturist used today (one was in the top of my head) did what I asked: Strengthen the shoulder, manage the pain and give me a good night’s sleep.

By Keera Ann Fox

I am a bi-lingual American who has lived most of my life in Norway.
Jeg er en tospråklig amerikaner som har bodd mesteparten av mitt liv i Norge.

4 replies on “Another layer off the onion”

Y'know, I've known about the advantages of acupuncture for decades, but only just now have tried it. I like! I can't remember how I got into yoga, but it reminds me of the stretching I did in dance class, and that may have been the in-road. The routine I did last night removed a lot of tension and I slept the night through! Lovely!

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