Long hours in front of the computer, lack of quality rest, stress from a myriad responsibilities and the inevitable effects of aging have eroded my health to the point that serious damage control is needed.
Western medication didn’t help much with the headaches and anxiety attacks so I decided to try acupuncture for pain relief. Today is my second session following a first treatment that worked pretty well.
Acupuncture hurts a little but I guess there is some truth to the saying of “fighting fire with fire (以毒攻毒)”… fighting pain with pain. Sometimes I think life can benefit from that principle too. If something hurts, we find something else that hurts worst (in a positive sense) to alleviate that first pain.
I’m not talking about self harm but positive distractions. An example is the pain of being single. I replace that with the pains of exercise and blogging to tire myself out so my mind don’t wander to the scary valley of being lonesome at night. The danger is that I lose the energy to deal with the problems head on.
If only life’s situations also come with a clear meridian map to stick healing needles in.