This week has been an incredible day at sea. We are on an Irish charter but most of my guest are American. Except for this one special lady.
She came into my wonderful office at sea with bright eyes and curiosity about how to treat her leg pain. I see leg pain daily, nothing unusual. Infact its the most common condition I see in my field. Within about three days the issue is resolved.
Our first treatment together was successful, however something strange happened in the moment of her second treatment with me. She was in tears on the table, sobbing. She wasn’t crying because she was in pain. It was a different kind of cry. Something deeper, more emotional.
I quicky checked my schedule for my next guest and ran back to attend to my guest needs.
I asked, what else is going on. She replied,
“My husband passed seven months ago. Its strange that I am having a breakdown because I’ve been holding everything together.”
The body has a funny way of dealing with pain. Infact emotional pain pierces through our physical body and affects The musculoskeletal system. It was clear that moving the physical pain triggered emotional pain. This is the best thing that could happen in a treatment and my guest agreed.
I love how eastern medicine approaches the body mind and spirit and one entity. They are not seprate but one in the same.
Healing begins with healing the heart. After I had quickly removed the needles I addresses a new protocol, guided my guest through a breathing meditation.
Acupuncture pierces the heart, the soul and heals the body in such an elloquent way. With love kindness and hope, when western medicine over medicates us with pills to cover up the pain.
No matter where we come from, how long the journey or how hard we fall, our soul our spirit needs love just as much as the human living in it.