So, after have a
yelling fight discussion with my mom… We decided to try Acupuncture. Although I’m afraid of wasting more money, we decided it’s worth a try so I called Omniqi Acupuncture in Collegeville. Surprisingly, they had a cancellation within the hour so I was in my car and on the way as soon as I got off the phone. Talk about quick service!
The whole process was a little strange. I started off getting stretched and the needles began soon after my muscles were all warmed up. Good thing I like needles, right?! Pretty much, you sit in the room and the person comes in and twists the needles a little deeper every once in a while. After about 40 minutes, he removed the needles and gave me a list of natural remedies for inflammation. Talk about a grocery list. My gosh.
The scariest thing of the appointment was his thoughts on caffeine and inflammation. Dave – my acupuncturist – told me coffee puts acid into your cells and it can cause inflammation as it flows through your body. I almost cried. I’m going to try reducing it because I’m really trying everything but I just have to make sure to chug 2x’s the amount of caffeine with good ‘ole H20.
The hardest thing for me is leaving a place feeling as though nothing has changed or if I get home and things feel worse. Now, I don’t expect a change in one session but it’s hard for me to get let down time and time again. I don’t want to keep going with this and four months down the road, nothing has changed and I’m still an inflamed and broken mess. Plus, – and this is the hardest thing – I would be wasting so much of my parent’s money and it’s just more weight on my shoulders. I went upstairs tonight and just cried because my knee kind of feels more swollen. I just get scared I’m going down the wrong path because I have no one telling me to, “Choose this road”.
Do you ever feel guilty about spending money?
Yes, especially because it isn’t my own. Whomp, whomp.
How do you feel about natural remedies?
Right now, I’m going to be taking Arnica montana, drinking Aloe Juice, drinking Apple Cider Vinegar, taking some Ionic-Fizz drink, his own “concoction”, and much more.