Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Pins and needles

I went for my second acupuncture session today. The school is between terms right now so this week and next week the students are on break. This means that the person I saw last week, who was very good, wasn't there today and won't be there next week. That's okay. Today I saw a second year student. He was pretty good. After they do the requisite pulses and tongue check he went off to speak with supervising instructor. A few minutes later he's back with the President of the school, and another instructor who sits down to listen. She sits and checks pulses and tongue as well. Asks a number of questions regarding my fertility and what V. and I have done so far. She also asks the intern what he thinks and commends him for his correctness. Always good to know that the guy who's about to stick needles in you knows what he's doing. :) She is the person I was referred to when I was looking for someone to do the acupuncture. She's specialized in infertility and TCM. So, having her check me out was interesting. One thing she did ask me was if anyone had ever said I wouldn't be able to carry a pregnancy to term. I thought this was interesting considering I've never talked to a doctor about this. She said based on her expertise in TCM, she said my constitution needs work. Not sure what that meant exactly. Anyway, treatment was like last week. Hurt for a couple but fine otherwise. I even drifted off when he left me to relax.


Anonymous said...

Have you read the Infertility Cure by Randine Lewis, or her website The Fertile Soul?

Interesting stuff on TCM


Pam said...

I've heard of the book but not read it. But I'll check out her website.