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acupuncture and other ‘alternatives’…

acupuncture and other ‘alternatives’…

Just this past week, I received acupuncture, started taking Chinese medicine, and took a yoga class. You guys, I am holistic as f*ck. Acupuncture This was actually my second appointment with the acupuncturist. I first went to see him for a couple of reasons, primarily back/neck pain and hormonal imbalance (yes, still – my hormones are stubborn little jerks). Apparently he’s known as the baby-making acupuncturist. I heard he is responsible for eleven women, three men and two dogs suddenly…

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a notice for my soCal friends…

a notice for my soCal friends…

A notice was posted at my cardiologist’s office that Scripps La Jolla offers Yoga for Dysautonomia every Wednesday evening at 6:15p.m. at the Schaetzel Center Building at the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus. I think the address for the Schaetzel Center is 9890 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037 (please double check that before you go). Here is the flyer that was posted: I have not been yet, but hope to make it soon. Classes are free, and it sounds like…

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so this is what pride feels like…

so this is what pride feels like…

Ever since I was diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), I have experienced an array of emotions: fear, contentment, embarrassment, disappointment…and certainly happiness. However, it is not often that I feel proud of myself. There just aren’t many opportunities for pride. My limited hours at work and my cognitive and memory issues aren’t exactly winning me any “lawyer of the year” awards. Other than to head to my office and the occasional tedious store stop, I do not leave home often.  I…

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exercising like a(n elderly) boss…

exercising like a(n elderly) boss…

I’ve been tai chi’ing like a grandma. Wait…..let me back up. As you may remember from a post earlier this year, my goal for 2013 is to find an exercise program that works for my illnesses. Exercise intolerance is a primary symptom of both dysautonomia and ME/CFS. Even the simplest exercises are very difficult. Last summer I tried swimming therapy for exercise and really enjoyed it.  Because the hydrostatic pressure from the water promotes circulation, I actually feel fairly “normal”…

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