Sunday, February 10, 2008

herbal habit

Hi, my name is Carol, I'm a powdered plant junkie.

You know you're getting old when your numerous vices of the past have dropped along the wayside and been replaced with botanical products. Okay, I'm exaggerating, I still drink wine almost daily, but just a glass or two par jour is good for one's health, is it not now recognized?

But seriously, I'm hooked on the traditional chinese medicines (herbal powders) that I started on a few months ago. Though much of the credit for my improving health should probably go to the other treatments my new 'doctor' has been doing on me. Yesterday he went Steven Seagal on my neck and today I had a migraine (started with a full-blown aura) that never led to any pain!

So I'm hoping I'm on the way to being "fixed" or at least back to how I was for the longest time before we moved to Tokyo, which was just getting a migraine every few months. One thing is for sure, I'm going to continue seeing "alternative" practitioners from now on.

I like the fact that they see each health problem as an interconnected issue, rather than just treating a symptom. And as my new 'doc' says, TCM and other traditional practices are not technically the "alternative" in the world. Rather Western medicine is, since a far higher number of people (in countries like China and India) still rely on historically proven practices of yore.


powdered plant junkie! *points*
as long as you're not shootin' it... ;P
I hope it continues to get better and better for you!!!
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