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I am grateful that my Acupuncturist is back from vacation. Due to some scheduling issues and her vacay, I have not seen her for over a month and a half. So when she saw me, my back was like a rock!

Luckily, she had a new Massage Therapist for me to try–a former doctor in China who specialized in spines–who was able to deal with some tensed up muscles. Yay!

(From 10/7/14)

I am grateful for the massage I received today. My Acupuncturist hired a massage therapist who did the acupressure massage on me. It was pretty intense and thorough. I appreciated it.

I am very grateful to my Acupuncturist whose help is truly appreciated. It’s been about a month since I last saw her, and it was really over due.

It also turned out that my long walks were a part of the reason for some of my pain–and I thought I was doing something good. LOL! Oh well… Looks like it will be less scenery, more gym for awhile.

Cartoon courtesy of Mark Parisi of


Prompt: Friday, January 10, 2014
Have you ever tried acupressure to treat a problem? What was your experience with it?

Yes, I have and continue to receive acupressure therapy with acupuncture.  I love it because it helps me relieve pain.  In fact, acupuncture and acupressure are keeping pain and inflammation away from my herniated disc issue which allows the healing my spine, disc, and back muscles need to get back to normal.  Acupuncture and acupressure literally saved me from having to have back surgery (which was the only option left for me five months ago), and I can honestly say that my situation has turned about 355 degrees from my pain-ridden, bed-bound self a year ago.  Acupuncture had me walking after one treatment, and after 1.5 weeks, I was at pain level 3-5.  Acupuncture and acupressure today keep pain pills away, and for that alone, I am grateful.

Between holidays and scheduling issues, I have not seen my Acupuncturist for over three weeks and I am totally feeling the difference when I do have it once a week.  I can’t wait to see her next week to relieve the tension and tightness around my back and muscles.

I recommend trying acupressure (and acupuncture) for yourself.

I am grateful for Acupuncture/Acupressure Day each week. I always look forward to it because it is essentially a time devoted to healing and quiet time for meditation.

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