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Being a human pin cushion…

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…

5 thoughts on “Being a human pin cushion…”

  1. I often fall asleep when having a massage or facial. I’ve even been know to fall asleep in the dentist’s chair! Yet I struggle to fall asleep at night in my own comfy bed!
    So wonderful that the acupuncture had that affect on you. Talking of which -Five years ago I had acupuncture for sinusitis. I was so ill with it that I had to lie down in the waiting room. After the treatment I walked out 100% cured – and have never had an attack since.

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    1. I know the feeling… I don’t get how I can fall asleep with needles in all over the place but be wide awake at 4am in my comfy bed.
      I’ve always had really good results with acupuncture too. The ancients knew far more than we give them credit for.

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