Tuesday, August 24, 2010

hello everyone,
so great news. last time we saw dr. lee she suggested we go see a doctor in philadelphia who is doing a clinical trial. so that was our next step. it took forever but we finally got an appointment for dr. parkman at temple medical center. he is a big shot and such a dear. he told me that i was too young for the trial but that there are many more options for my nausea. hooray! some of the greatest news ever. he put me on this patch that i will wear for nausea (not sure of the name). im going to start it soon so ill fill you in then!
hope everyone is feeling great!


Sunday, August 8, 2010

hello dear readers,
so i have big news. i just started trying acupuncture. you know where the poke needles in special spots to make you feel better. and I LOVE IT! its so relaxing and it doesnt hurt a bit.
Acupuncture is a component of traditional Chinese medicine that originated in China over 5,000 years ago. It is based on the belief that living beings have a vital energy, called "qi", that circulates through twelve invisible energy lines known as meridians on the body. Each meridian is associated with a different organ system. An imbalance in the flow of qi throughout a meridian is how disease begins. Acupuncturists insert needles into specified points along meridian lines to influence the restore balance to the flow of qi. There are over 1,000 acupuncture points on the body.

one of my GP friends said it helped her so much! ive only gone twice but im inlove with it. after i feel so great, my energy is up and i feel like a new woman. i do wish that i could be a part of the GP acupuncture study going on at johns hopkins but i cannot make that trip even more often. but i love my acupuncturist and i love the acupuncture itself. i highly recommend it to any person who any sort of pain or anxiety.
hope everyone is feeling good.