After 2 sessions with this person, I feel like she and I will work well together for the long term. There is another person who I might try to see for specialized help, but not continued care.
This helps relieve some of my stress a lot. I have someone to depend on and contact here on a regular basis. That means weekly or bi-weekly check-ins, progress, and assistance in gettinf my tool box reorganized.
In other news, my acupuncture visits have been extremely helpful, espscially with the body memories. They still appear and cause lots of emotional or physical discomfort, but not in the same way as before. My energy is better, and I can sleep with more ease too.
Yesterday, when I described the source of the pain along my spine, the acupuncturist actually felt the tension and tightness in the muscles and skin along my spine. The tightness and tension caused pain to radiate along my back and around to my shoulders, chest, abdomen, etc.
She tried a massage technique after the needling that helped a lot. So much in fact that I slept extra today and was able to release some of the body memories. With that release came other memories from childhood – some good and others not – that helped me and my child alters make sense of some confusing fragments.
Tai chi starts up next weekend. And I hope for that to help with the muscle and joint problems cause by everything not being in proper alignment. The exercise will also fill a need for activity in my life.
For the first time in weeks, I am feeling hopeful and in less pain.
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