|Compliance with my Acupuncturist, Part I
||[Jun. 18th, 2009|02:06 pm]
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A long time ago, my acupuncturist wanted to see if she could do something about this discoloration on my arm that I was either born with or have had since early childhood. Additionally, there are small cysts underneath some of the markings. We finally talked about it on Tuesday during my appointment and she said that these features of my arm are along the lung, heart, and pericardium meridians - meridians which have been the focal points of my treatments lately.
We discussed the nature and possible origin of them and both concluded that they could be from the result of emotional holding since childhood. I suffered some emotional trauma during my childhood and, as I've grown, I have not suffered anything like what I had gone through, but it would appear that I've continued living life holding on to things inside me in order to protect myself. As a result, my acupuncturist stated that I've developed these features as "reservoirs" for protection. This was evidenced by the way one arm being much less sensitive to the treatment I received than the other arm.
As part of the treatment, I was told that a lot of emotions may come up, both during the treatment and following. Therefore, as a way of furthering release, my acupuncturist suggested that I keep a journal every day.
I obviously didn't write on Tuesday or yesterday, but I will make up for those days and write about every day until my next appointment or indefinitely. We'll see what happens.
So let's begin with Tuesday. Tuesday was good emotionally. As previously stated, the treatment made me feel the happiest I had felt in a long time. It was more than that, though. I felt that I was in a state of bliss. I stayed in this bliss despite the fact that I was thinking about people I've been romantically/intimately involved with. I don't think think this meant anything more than I've really been wanting some sexual gratification and was just reminiscing about times when I got some.
Fortunately, the bliss stayed with me for a few hours after treatment. I went to Best Buy and got the new Spinal Tap CD for $9.99 at Best Buy. It comes with a DVD in one of the coolest CD packages ever created. Check it out at http://www.spinaltap.com
I was supposed to meet a friend from out-of-town, but they fell ill, so I just went home, relaxed, crashed for a couple of hours, and relaxed some more as I had the home all to myself.
During the evening, I watched the DVD commentary for the film "The Lookout." I highly recommend it even though it's a bit of a melancholy film with music to match. The music was good and stayed in my head and, unfortunately, the mood of the film and the music also lingered, so I went to bed feeling slightly morose. However, it was still a really, really nice quiet day.
In King Tommy's next journal: I will write about yesterday, later today. Much of it has to do with the rollercoaster of an emotional day I had at work.
Sidenote: One other important note about the treatment that made me less skeptical of Chinese medicine was the fact that as I had my lung, heart, and pericardium meridians on my arm treated, I felt extremely happy and a lot of physical and energetic release. I've been dealing with a lot of mid and upper back pain since October and despite my back not being touched at all, I felt release in those areas as my arm was being worked. This makes sense from a Chinese medicine/shiatsu viewpoints because the areas of my back where I've been suffering extreme stiffness are the lung, pericardium, and heart zones of the back.