As part of my self-care to help me through the change, I have regular acupuncture appointments. When I am feeling on top of the world, I only need monthly appointments, a little like regular ‘me maintenance’. Other times, particularly when I am in a rapid change phase, with hormones bouncing around, I need a little more help.
At the previous appointment, my acupuncturist (also named Catherine) noticed that I wasn’t my usual upbeat self and recommended we move to every two weeks till I feel more on an even keel again.
This lunchtime I trotted up for my treatment. Catherine always takes a thorough history and pre-treatment examination of tongue and pulses before she decides what to do. This time was a little different. She announced I would be a human pin cushion! I stopped counting the needles after ten.
As she turned on the relaxing music and left me to relax, I took a little sneaky peek at my body. Yep… pin cushion! Or a human hedgehog! Either way, I didn’t dare move. And now all I had to do was lie back and relax! Easier said than done. Under less needley circumstances I would listen to the music, or do a little meditation. Today I was unable to settle.
Or so I thought.
I was sure I’d only closed my eyes for a moment.
OMG! I fell asleep. I only hope that I didn’t snore or drool. No. I’m pretty sure I was drool-free, but I’m not so certain about the snoring. If I did, it wouldn’t be nearly as cute as this…