Try acupressure instead

July 26, 2010 at 10:23 am

Why not try Acupressure? You can do it yourself and the cost is much less. I use a book entitled, ENERGY MEDICINE by Donna Eden. I am sure you can find others at your local book store. I also use reflexology of the hands and feet. They have worked for nausea, sore throats ear aches, etc. I used it on my hands when I was at the height of my GBS storm. The pads in my palms below my thumbs were aching. This is the spot to show inflammation. I massaged it to relieve the inflammation. These points are a way our body communicates to us what is really happening with it. We are like an electrical grid. It should relieve your pain. And there are no side effects like prescription drugs carry. I have tried acupuncture in the past….it was expensive and I found acupressure to work just as well. I had big bruise marks on my face like someone had hit me after having acupuncture. My fellow teachers at a new school did not say a word. They all thought I was a battered woman. Funny..I am walking around with these obvious bruises and no one asked. The acupuncturist said it was rare that it would bruise. SO I let her do it again. Bingo. Another set of bruises. It didn’t happen on the rest of my body. I finally decided to tell people what had happened. That is when they told me they thought I was battered and were too embarrased to ask. Sadly, if I were battered, guess they would not have offered any help.