Acupuncture Adventure

As mentioned in an earlier post, in late summer 2012, I decided to reset my systems and take a vacation from my supplements.  I also decided to seek out an acupuncturist.  This turned out to be one of the best things I have done in this journey.

I was recommended to Dr. Yennie in KCMO.  Dr. Yennie is an older Chinese American practitioner who also teaches at KU Med.   We connected at several levels in my meeting with him on 8.7.2012.  He seemed very optimistic that I could be healed.  He said there are five things to do: 

Point Subpoint
Strengthen the immune system
  • be mindful of acidic/alkaline balance
  • be mindful that red meat is Enemy #1
  • Add 2 teaspoons of baking soda everyday
  • eat according to macrobiotic philosophy
Clean up my lifestyle
  • no drugs, smoking
  • reduce stress
  • limit alcohol
  • Get in ½ hour of aerobic exercise a day (eg walk)
  • every other day, do some anaerobic, strength training
Be mindful of my attitude
  • Dear Soul, Mind, Body, and Spirit
  • I love you
  • You can heal yourself, but I can help
  • Let’s do a good job together
  • Thank you
  • Practice TCM
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Manipulation
  • Herbs and supplements
  • Mind*body meditation

I submitted to an initial assessment.  Dr. Yennie determined that 8 of my 12 meridians were imbalanced (aka split), but all could be healed.

I felt like I was on the right track.

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