Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Ramon Has a Long Scraggly Beard

Ramon, my acupuncturist, seems highly competent. He and his wife practice a community model of acupuncture, which means all of us devotees recline comfortably in a large room on individual recliners while listening to therapeutic music and water sounds. Meanwhile, Ramon and Karin circulate quietly. This makes treatments more affordable and allows everyone to benefit from everyone else’s qi.

Don't snicker - I’m totally buying that.

On Tuesday, Ramon worked on fortifying my kidney energy, which is apparently critical to my reproductive functions. He said that the most important aspect of my treatment is being able to relax during the forty minutes when the needles are in my feet. Luckily, I am so generally exhausted that a recliner with soothing background noises was all the prompting I needed to fall asleep so deeply that I woke myself with my own snores at precisely the time Ramon wanted to un-pin me.

“How did it feel?” Ramon asked, his five dreadlocks ponytailed at the base of his neck.

“Well, I don’t really know what I’m supposed to feel like,” I said. “I did have some tingling in my hand.”

Ramon nodded. “Probably not a coincidence,” he said.

“And at one point, that needle kind of…” I wagged my finger at my left arch.

“Activated?” He asked. “Yeah, they do that.”

“Okay,” I said.

Ramon told me to come back within a week, which I’m totally doing.

I know it sounds crazy, but I’m pretty sure that the treatment will work, and that I’m going to have this new baby sometime pretty close to my due date.


Cyndy said...

KC--I am FASCINATED by this sort of thing. I totally want to do this. Keep us posted on your experience!

KC said...

oh, that was me on the last comment.