East Meets West — Personally

Looking out the window at the Juju’be Clinic with my feet in a small warm jacuzzi

Good Evening, God!

In hopes of completing my recovery I went this noon to get an acupuncture treatment at the Juju’be Clinic and Salon. A good friend had raved about it — but I didn’t feel I had room to add anything more to my life. Hmm. No room . . . sounds stressful.

But back to my treatment — I left my shoes at the entrance, stepped onto the tatami mat and filled out a health form. Next I was taken to a comfortable recliner and put my feet into a warm water “jacuzzi.” Then the attendant asked me to select — by color — an aromatherapy scent. I picked aqua which turned out to be good for the Throat Chakra. She squirted it on my wrists and asked me to smell it while taking deep breaths, first through one nostril and then the other — for five minutes! That was followed by a salt scrub of my feet, ankles and lower calf.

After that Dr. Kamei did my acupuncture treatment, inserting LOTS of needles in my neck and shoulders. I “floated” for a while under heating lamps before the needles were removed. Then I turned and got needles on the front of my shoulders.  It was oddly relaxing!

The highlight for me came when Dr. Kamei explained — in Western Terms — that my sympathetic nervous system (the Go-Go system) had been more active than my parasympathetic nervous system (the Healing system). Oh! I knew about those two systems but only as “information.” I hadn’t thought to apply it personally! But what good is “information” if I don’t apply it?

Please, God, help me focus more on relaxing — on Centering, Praying and Praising — for total healing.

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