I am in my 50th year now – experiencing many of the ups and downs that the aging process throws in my path. Many are physical and some are emotional; mood swings, weight gain, metabolism shifts, food sensitivities, lack of energy and general apathy are among them. There have been many diagnoses over the past 5 years:
“You are clinically depressed, you should try an antidepressant.”
“You are peri-menopausal. Let’s put you on hormone replacement therapy.”
“You have food allergies and leaky gut syndrome. You should try a drastic rotation diet.”
None of the professionals I consulted agreed on anything. I felt like a puppet on a string, being yanked this way and that. In an effort to deal with food sensitivities, I resorted to acupuncture and to my amazement, it worked. That was 4 years ago. I stopped treatments when my acupuncturist left the area. All was well for a couple of years. Then last spring, the above mentioned symptoms hit me ALL AT THE SAME TIME. It was devastating emotionally and physically. At my wits end, I tried to remember the last time I felt GOOD….it was when actively involved in an acupuncture program. So I found Lynn Almloff.
Today I am completely drug free, healthy, active, interested and most of all, I feel so steady and calm. Acupuncture has helped me smooth out the emotional roller coaster of hormonal shifting, helped me become more aware of the signals my body is sending me regarding my overall health and generally given me a new lease on life. Aging is a natural part of our lives, and it is good to know there are ways to ease the effect without resorting to a cabinet full of pills. I am so grateful to Lynn for her help and encouragement.