(this post follows the last)

So, i had another Spinal Touch session the next week and it still felt weird, although she did some Reiki at the end which made me very warm and was nice. I am not keen on Reiki as i am a bit sceptical about it as well as having had a free session once at a festival which was a nightmare! The woman heard i had ME then decided to tell me exactly why and what i should do about it (yes you guessed it, i just need to do xyz, look at my childhood, communicate more, de-stress, etc etc). So anyway, i let my therapist do a bit of reiki, as she was so keen, and it was relaxing and pleasant enough…

The next week she gave me reflexology and auricular (in the ears) acupuncture, which was really good. Firstly i was fully clothed (always a bonus, especially this time of year) and the acupuncture points we chose were specifically for tension headaches, which included a point for TMJ (jaw joint), muscle release, tri-geminal nerve, forehead, etc etc. i definitely had less severe headaches that week, and only took my painkillers twice. So i had that last week as well and although i am still having tension and pain it is not developing to quite the same level as it was. Next time she is going to do the acupuncture and an Indian head massage to get hands-on with my neck and shoulder muscles. I can’t wait!

The other thing that may be helping is that i am having dog walkers come much more. This week i am only walking the dog once (did it yesterday). Last week was quite busy and i ended up having them come three times and it made such a difference as i was not feeling very good and walking the dog would have pushed me over the edge! It has been making me feel so ill and using all my daily energy for some time now and already i feel a weight has been lifted from me. I will definitely continue to get their help from the next few weeks as it is really good for her (the dog) to get an hour’s walk in daylight hours as my partner leaves and returns home in the dark now, so cannot take her as far as she would in the summer mornings. Also this week with the fireworks going off it has been extra-useful as the dog is too scared to go out after about 3pm, so a good walk before that gives her chance to do all her business and have some fun before the traumas begin… I am so lucky that we can afford to do this. The dog walkers i have found are cheaper than the one we have used a few times before, but it still adds up over the weeks. I am trying to remember that my health is worth it and not to feel bad about the extra expense. (It is cheaper than a mobility scooter which my Mum was told/lectured recently, when she went into a showroom to enquire, should NEVER be used to walk dogs!). I am hoping that doing less walking and having some regular therapy can make some small improvement and make the winter seem less long and depressing than it did last year…

I am also hoping that the POTS speacialist will perhaps give me some treatment which will make standing and walking easier in the future. My appointment is in about three weeks! I know i should not hold my breath…

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