7AM: The alarm goes off. Why is it screaming at me? I crawl out of bed. I drag my limp body in to the bathroom and hurl myself into the onset of water pouring forth from this thing called a shower. And that’s on a good day.
But this one particular morning, I have to admit, I am somewhat excited about getting out of bed. This is a huge for me. Anyone close to me knows that I absolutely loath waking up from a deep slumber. I feel as if I am being ripped from my mother’s womb. Okay. That was a bit excessive. But you get my point.
What’s so different about this morning? I have an appointment with my Chinese Medicine Doctor.
Readers, meet Dr. Lee.
Today I am getting my first acupuncture session in a very long time. My schedule has been so hectic that I haven’t seen Dr. Lee in almost two months. Boy, do I love how I feel after each session. It’s as if every cell in my body is doing the “happy dance!” Frankly, I am over due for some dancing…
8AM: I walk into Dr Lee’s office. The walls are painted a soothing mint green color. The place is cozy, tranquil, zen-like. I always feel so peaceful when I come here. He hands me a cup of hot ginger spice tea. I take a sip. Ahhhhhhh……nice.
After a brief conversation about my health and well-being, Dr. Lee informs me that my “Chi” may not be flowing properly to my gall bladder.
Huh? Come again?
For those who may not be familiar with traditional Chinese Medicine, Chi refers to the “ life force” energy that flows through all plants, animals and humans. In plain English: It’s the energy that keeps you and me alive.
Acupuncture is 2,000 year old practice that works with your nervous system to unblock stuck energy. In more plain English: The natural energy-flow within your body gets opened up.
Dr. Lee goes on to explain that the gall bladder is the organ associated with indecision, or not being sure about the direction of your life.
“Whatcha talkin’ bout, Willis?” I know where my life is headed, buddy!
Well…..I guess if I am honest, there are a few things that have been on my mind lately.
As this year comes to an end, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking . What do I want my life to reflect in 2012? I’ve been asking myself the tough questions: What is trying to emerge through me? How can I expand and move to the next level? Spiritually? In my career? As a wife? As a citizen of this planet?
And more pressing questions like: Should I get a Brazilian wax now? Or wait until after the first of the year? Joking. Sort of…
Okay. I have a confession. My end-of-the-year review hasn’t exactly made me feel very…well, uh, sexy. Or sexual, for that matter. Lately, I haven’t been in the mood for any nookie, if you know what I mean? Sorry babe.
Ladies, if you aren’t ‘in the mood’ your emotions and hormones may be the culprit! I understand your pain. It’s hard to unleash your wild-side when you are feeling stressed, anxious, or tired, right? (Men, take notes). There’s hope still. Let’s journey on….
8:17AM: I lay on the table. (Yes, fully clothed in case anyone is wondering). Anyway, Dr. Lee proceeds to place the needles on various points on my body—my hands, legs, feet, ears, and face. The needles are painless. Trust me, I could not do this otherwise. Meditation music is playing the background. I breathe in. I breathe out. I breathe in. I breathe out…..
According to Dr. Hu at UCLA, acupuncture sends a signal to the body to turn on its own rescue system.
Well, folks, let’s get to rescuing!
“Being sexy and having great sex starts from inside the body and works its way out.” *
If you experience PMS, infertility, headaches, irregular or painful menstrual cycles you may want to give acupuncture a shot. So much of our mental and emotional “stuff” gets stored in our bodies. Everything is energy. Men you’re not off the hook. This applies to you too (not the PMS part, of course). More on your “stuff” in a bit. Stay tuned.
I believe when you feel good, it shows. Feeling good brings about positive emotions, which then raises your overall energy level. When your energy is high, your eyes sparkle, there’s a pep in your step, you ooze confidence. You become magnetic and attract more positive people and circumstances into your life. That’s pretty darn sexy, huh?
My dearest men: Would you like to step it up in the bedroom? Well, before you grab that little “blue pill” you may might want to consider acupuncture. Research shows that it can increase your sex drive too. For the record, NO needles will be inserted into your penis (I guarantee a few of you were wondering the same thing). I get it. I am on your side. You are concerned and very protective of your man-parts. As you should be. Let’s stay on track….
Following one particular acupuncture session for a sports-related back injury, I found my husband to be quite “frisky,” to say the least. As time progressed, I started to notice the correlation between his acupuncture sessions and our sex life. Not only was his back pain improving, but he seemed to be even more relaxed in general. Hmmm. I began to wonder. Is there a connection? He was the initial inspiration behind this post. But before bringing it to you, my trusty readers, I wanted to test it out for myself.
How does it work?
Acupuncture may increase the blood flow to your sex organs and also boost your mood by pumping those “feel good” brain chemicals called endorphins. Like woman, men need to relieve stress. Stress produces cortisol which lowers testosterone, which can lower your sperm count, which can—- do you see where this is going? Hey, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t give it to you straight. The best part is there are no real side effects. Upside? The sweet lady-love in your life just might reap the benefits. .
In case you are curious, below are a few other ailments that this ancient practice can help improve:
- Diminished Libido
- Vaginal Dryness
- Premature Ejaculation
- Low Sperm Count
(Don’t worry. If any of these apply, your secret is safe with me).
Alrighty good people, we are almost there….
9AM: I finish my session. I feel grounded, centered, and balanced. My body feels recharged and refreshed! Thank you, Dr. Lee. I’ve come to a new understanding of how “energy is the essence of sexy.” Having great energy is vital to having great sex and feeling sexier. Let’s just say all of my cells are definitely dancing now….
Conclusion: So can acupuncture save your sex life?
Well, you’d have to ask my husband about that one (insert devilish grin).
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*Dr. Roe Gallo
Until we meet again…
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