I've begun seeing a Chinese acupuncturist for a UTI that I haven't been able to shake since last April.
I haven't been in pain- my urine just doesn't smell right. I've tried many things including two different types of antibiotics, reducing sugar and lots of remedies off the shelf at Whole Foods.
It was time to take the holistic health route, instead of more antibiotics.
The first thing the acupuncturist did was ask me many, many questions about my health and lifestyle and requested that I eliminate alcohol and sugar altogether.
WHAT? No more glass of wine at night- the one that I've been having, like clockwork, since I was 28?
I should have seen this coming.
It's now been 5.5 days without and I am missing alcohol and sugar less and less. I feel like I am focusing better. Not so ADD'ish.
I am enjoying observing the changes within myself.
BUT I miss my bits of dark chocolate happiness throughout the day, as well as cutting the engine at night with a glass of wine.
She has suggested room temp water with lemon wedges instead, especially the rind.
The other thing that she requested is that I am asleep by 11PM every night as the body starts repair itself soon after this.
We really are aligned with the moon and the sun.
She also said I need to slow down,and have more time for healing, and for myself.
This is much needed I know.
I am being challenged by the 11PM bedtime (as usual) and slowing myself down.
Trying to be more mindful, which is easier without the wine.
All around, already feeling a little better I think.