I’ve been to one other acupuncturist in the area, but I’ve just settled down and use Christy as my regular acupuncturist. I used to see her every week, and she would prescribe me herbs (pill form, not powder! yay!) that I would take 3 times a day with warm/hot water. i’m actually very non-compliant with powder forms and pay lots, while Christy’s herbs only cost about $15-20 bucks a bottle.
You would never call my conversations modest, so here I go continuing my pattern. I’ve had years worth of UTI’s starting when I turned 26 (now almost 30). I’m a nursing student, so I know all the no-no stuff about wiping properly and certain sex positions, thongs, not going to the bathroom, etc. Partly my infections stemmed from having sex, but what prophylactically made it worse was the fact that I ate sweet stuff all the time and was constantly dehydrated and hardly ever peed. I’m just not a thirsty person, I tell you! It was bothersome and kept me running to my regular physician for antibiotics.
Well, boo on that. Antibiotics wipes out all of the natural flora in my body that helps get rid of uti’s at the same time as the bad bacteria. I knew I couldn’t keep on doing this to my body and seeking alternative remedies was the best way to go.
Also I had a problem with my menstrual cycle that I didn’t know about. Apparently, my period was way too long and the cycle was also way too long.
I’ve had ear infections, sinus pressure, severe allergies (my family has a hyperreactive immune response like hives over exercising or stress), eczema, GI bowel distress, and STRESS! Lots and lots of stress. I also study A LOT and occasionally have shoulder pain from hunching over my computer or books trying to study.
It’s been since June/July that I first started going to Christy and here are my results:
1) No more UTIs (my ultimate relief)
2) Shortened periods (down to only 4 days from 7) + regular 28 days from 34
3) No more persistent ear infections
4) Allergies are down to a minimum
5) Minimal eczema flare ups
6) No knots in shoulders
7) Waaayyy less stress than before.
She’s really the best! Super nice, easy to talk to, clean/relaxing rooms, and I always fall asleep during my appointments. Ahhh…