Or at least it is between the months of August through to May. The rest of the time I may feel able to write about something other than a not especially successful football team.
Friday, September 01, 2006
New Age Nonsense
I am sceptical when it comes to claims for alternative medicines. I am happy for those who seem to have found natural cures for ailments, but as for me, if I have a headache I take paracetomol. And as for feng shui- well, don't get me started! So a couple of months ago when we were having a fund raising day at work for breast cancer I had not bothered to sign up for the offered reflexology sessions. However, on the morning concerned the fund raising organiser was panicing because she did not have enough people committed to the reflexology and as it was a) or a good cause and b)I figured it would be very relaxing having my feet massaged, I went along and had a 15 minute session.
Two months later I am still in a state of disbelief about what transpired. Firstly she immediately told me I have a problem in my right shoulder. I was absolutely amazed. I DO have a problem with my right shoulder...sort of anyway. I was completely unaware that I had one but my friend who I work out with at the gym is a physio and she spotted I have limited flexibility in my shoulder. Apart from her the only other person who has spotted the problem is my pilates teacher who is very 'hands on' and has identified this 'shoulder problem'. To say I was astonished when withing seconds of picking up my foot this reflexologist could tell me that is the biggest understatement I have ever made....and I am not generally given to under statements! I have been extremely lucky to date with my health only having had minor problems but in the space of that 15 minutes she spotted everything I have ever had...eg was able to tell me exactly where I hurt my back - seven years ago for god's sake, and she knew I had had pleurisy - that was nearly 15 years ago.
I told this story to my friend the physio. She told me that a student reflexologist was practising on her foot and was obviously worried about something. After letting her suffer for a few minutes she said to the student "It's OK...you can't find it because I haven't got one." And then she let me compare my foot to hers. Where I have a lump on my ankle she has a dip following the complete removal of her womb a few years ago. Weird huh?
Anyway, what all this is leading up to is that when this woman told me I needed to be drinking at least two litres of water a day I took her word for it and am now religiously consuming two litres of water a day. I feel so much better for it as well. I notice for example that I no longer get tired in the middle of the afternoon and it has occured to me that in the same way that kids at school are now encouraged to drink water all day to aid their concentration, it also works for me. But there is just the one problem so I was wondering....does any one know of any alternative medicine to stop me needing a wee every flaming half hour?
Formerly known as Just Jane, but with a blog move carried out in haste I managed to end up with a blog nickname I hate..J bloody J. Oh well, too late to do anything about it now. Call me what you will. So apart from a stupid title I have three off spring, one very special bloke, lots of friends, a great family, a job I love and a rubbish football team who I love too. I also have a tendency to go on abit.....you have been warned.