Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Off For Some 'Energy' Work


This afternoon I am going to our Naturopath/acupuncturist. I 'found' her through my sister Jo-Ann about 10 years ago.




The basis of her practice is opening up blocked meridians throughout the body. Meridians are pathways/points in our body that if blocked can affect one's performance.




Some of you may be aware that I have been living with the 'after-effects' of a severe concussion for three years now. There is progress being made but it is slow progress.




So enter Terry, our Naturopath. She has been very helpful. Last week she was 'working' on the energy interaction between the Cerebellum and the Cerebrum areas of the brain. Because of the scarring done by the injury, the 'connections' between the two brain parts needs to be 'encouraged' somewhat.




Due to this injury I have become an advocate for the mandatory use of helmets for everyone participating either in recreational or team-oriented sports. I fell when I was skating on a lake one afternoon after school in February. 




I was not wearing a helmet. If I had been I am certain that I wouldn't have had the injury I have.




I was told by the 'medical world' that I would have to 'wait it out' and give the brain time to heal, not any mention at all of any therapeutic treatments. I am so fortunate to have had Terry to help me along the way.




Here's to Alternative Medicine!











19 comments:

  1. Good morning Jim, I knew of your injury.. but I didn't know how you got it. Thanks for sharing. It sure makes one think about what can happen when they don't take precaution. Something as simple as a helmet can change a life. I'm not a big fan of the 'medical world'... but I'm all for Alternative Medicine! Good luck!

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  2. Just took my golden seal and echinaecea this morning...wouldn't want anything else.

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  3. Yeah....for Alternative Med..!!!
    I had acupuncture over 40 years ago for a back injury....it works....never had the surgery the "doctors" wanted..!!

    Enjoy

    ps....beautiful pictures

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  4. Amen! to alternative medicines. But my dad would say "Just say no to medicine all together" being a chiropractor and all.

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  5. The medical world is very close-minded about alternative healing modalities, isn't it? Glad your sister recommended a helpful treatment for you!

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  6. I didn't know about your injury. As a former speed skater who lived on the ice as a kid, I fell so many times. No one used helmets back then unless you played hockey. I am so sorry to find out you are going through this. But how wonderful that you are getting help. The flowers are gorgeous. Take care, Inger

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  7. Enjoy your treatment. It is something to enjoy, right? And I also knew about your injury but only by seeing you comment on other blogs. Then I started wondering, "I wonder if Jim and Ron think I'm just about fun and games and am never serious?" That's only half true though. You can depend on me if needed. Lots of people currently do.
    Take care of yourself.
    Your Friend, m.
    p.s. Don't you just love how I hogged up all your Comment space to talk about me? Sorry about that. m.

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  8. I wish you all the best with your new treatment Jim! I have a very good friend who has had very good results with her Naturopath.

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  9. I say if it makes you feel better, then I'm all for it! I'm so sorry about your accident and I do hope you heal soon and completely.

    What kind of flower or bush is that Jim? Rhododendron? It's so pretty. :)

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  10. This is a Rhododendron called 'Teddy Bear'.

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  11. Jim-
    gosh, didn't realize that is how you were injured. I know this will make you cringe but we don't wear helmets when we bike and we don't make our son but I think I'll need to reconsider that!
    I do pray for the best for you...it's not easy living with injury and pain.
    T.

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  12. yes, yes to the natural medicine! We've been using NM technique for years with our practitioner with great success!!

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  13. All for alternative medicine. I have often thought of using acupuncture for knee and back pain ... just haven't done so yet! Great photos.

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  14. I am so grateful that you have this supportive health practitioner to help you recover from your injury. I hope you have massage, too! The helmet discussion makes me worry even more about that longboard...

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  15. No one really thinks about wearing helmets while ice skating, but they do with other sports. Everyday I see motorcyclists flying down the road without helmets. Even though they are wearing leather gear to protect their skin should they skid, the refuse helmets for the most important part of their body. Thank goodness you have found alternative ways to overcome this injury you had. You seem to be out and about a lot.

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  16. Hope your treatments help you blossom as beautifully as the flowers in your photos.

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  17. I began acupuncture treatment four weeks ago on my knee. I fell on a wet floor on my way home from work (18months ago) I landed on my knee. The first 6 months no one could decide what was really wrong. The diagnosis went from ligament damage, loose cartilage and/or bone fragments to lets wait and see what happens when we give you these painkillers! All gave me terrible side effects from sickness to hallucinations. Eventually I received an MRI scan and this showed that the impact on my knee had accelerated the arthritis (which was already there but gave me little discomfort)and also cysts around the area. I was told that they wouldn't remove or clean the knee as in their opinion it would make the kneecap break down quicker and as I am only 55 I am too young and too active to have a replacement. I have to wait for at least another 10 years. So the advice was "change your lifestyle and stop thinking you are 20 years old!!" I've waited all this time for my acupuncture, this is to help with the pain which can be dreadful at night.
    I have to say that I didn't know what to expect but I have found a difference in the last couple of weeks. I can actually sleep for a few hours without waking in pain. As long as I am offered this treatment I shall take it.

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  18. while this is most unfortunate, may i venture that it made you more appreciative of the moment, judging by what you present here. also, it possibly made you more available in your father's time of need. thanx 2 Terry 4 being supportive, but it may have been what you needed, in some obscure way...

    i'm just saying.
    :)~

    but you're right about safety. people take for granted that they are invincible. my on health problems proved to me that i am not...
    oh well!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  19. I had a concussion once when I was 12. Had amnesia for a day. Helmet use has really changed since then. Up here nearly everyone biking and skating wears helmets.

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