I want to talk about accupuncture for the rest of this post - so if it doesn't appeal to you? I'd suggest that you move on.
I don't want to go into details but I was pretty damn sick with blood clots almost a year ago right now. It was bad enough that I had to be airlifted to a bigger hospital than exists in my small town. I was in hospital for two weeks - then a skilled nursing facility for one week - to teach me to walk again. I knew I was having trouble but when they said I'd take almost a year to walk properly again? I said they were full of shit.
They weren't. It got so bad that I couldn't walk any distance worth a damn. Stairs or slopes just about killed me. My doc - who I think highly of - just shakes his head. Two days ago - fed up with this mess I made an appointment with an accupuncturist. After getting information from me, he put me on a table for thirty minutes or so.
When I got home, I did my 'standard' walk. I was disappointed, I felt great starting out - but was almost as buggered as I usually was - maybe 10% better? But there were other things that felt much better - so I set up another session for today. Did my walk afterwards - It was about 35% better than usual. Not only that? I felt so good after my session today that I set up two sessions for next week.
Now keep one thing in mind. I am a Scot - and really frugal. I am NOT insured. so apart from getting a senior discount, I am paying the full amount. I am only putting this in my blog, because I am deeply impressed with this method of treatment. All I'm trying to say is this - "If you have had a problem for a long time"? At least THINK about going to an accupuncturist!
I'll answer any questions I get - but this is something that's utterly strange to me - so don't be looking for miracles!