It’s been about 3 1/2 weeks since I started my new migraine-free regimen. So far:
- 126 needles, needled
- 39 pouches of that “tea”/Chinese medicine, consumed
- 10 hot yoga classes, embraced
- 0 alcoholic beverages consumed and 0 fried foods eaten (as per Chinese tea instructs)
Previous weeks (before starting regimen): 3-5 awful migraines a week!
Week 1: 4 terrible migraines. I even missed a day at work.
Week 2: 1 migraine. I was also incredibly angry at the world that day, this may have contributed to the cause or was an effect. But by the end of the week I was feeling really surprised and pleased that when I looked back on my planner, I only saw one angry-headache sticker. (Korean diary stickers, I love you)
Week 3: 1 and 1/2 migraines. 1 was terrible and 1 was not as intense or long lasting, so I’m counting that as 1/2.
Also, when I first started seeing my Chinese medicine doctor, he ran a test in which the only results I understood were: blue circle = bad. Yesterday I did a follow-up test and my circle had changed colors! It went from blue to (mostly) green. Green = good. I was truly surprised.
My doctor recommended that I continue acupuncture for 20 more days (twice a week) and also drink more Chinese tea in order to achieve full “green-ness.” Yes, a part of me is skeptic. What exactly has caused my migraines to decrease? Is it the needles? The tea? Exercise? Food? Etc. Etc.?
Following my doctor’s recommendation, I would have to shell out $180 for the tea. Knowing the price tag, I asked myself “is it really the tea?”
I had no answer.
So, ultimately, shell out $180 I did and I now await my new shipment to come this Wednesday.
For now, my results are looking good so I’m just continuing what I’ve started.