Saturday, August 6, 2011

A little bit "woo"

Those of you who know me will know that I am about as "crunchy" as yogurt .

I don't place much store in crystals or Feng Shui or homeopathy; I only did the parts of attachment parenting that suited me (baby wearing frees the hands and breast feeding is, well, heaps more convenient and cheaper); and my wardrobe is bereft of anything made of jute, hemp or kapok.

Something happened this week, though that made me question me steadfasted cynicism about all things "woo".

I went to my regular chiroprator, who is very good at manipulating the bones in my lower back and neck in order for me to carry around 20 kg of toddler (hence the need for a chiropractor).

He  cracked a couple of bones then turned me on to my back, and asked me to put one foot on the other knee and resist him pulling them away. Easy.

Then he lightly pressed two fingers in the diaphragm area and pulled again. Resistance was useless and my leg was like jelly. Huh?

The chiropractor pronounce my adrenaline glands "rooted" (well, he didn't use those exact words, but that was the gist) and said I had been under so much stress lately that I had been pretty much running on adrenaline and my stores were empty.

Anyway. He got out two bottles on herbs and asked me to do the leg thing again. He placed one bottle on my diaphragm and my leg didn't budge. He then took it away and placed the other bottle in the same place. I couldn't resist. Hence, that was the herbal remedy I needed.

I was gobsmacked and walked away $35 poorer but with a bottle of miracle herbs.

Please, someone, give me a rational explanation for this. My pragmatic brain needs it before it implodes. Tks.

(He also suggested I reduce my caffeine intake. I'm still thking about that. If it wasn't for caffeine, I would barely be upright.)


  1. Nic, I ponderd your post, yes I did, as I too have come out of a draining period, no stopping and combating ear infections, vertigo blah blah get the drift. Sometimes a little natural healing and nuturing can go along way. At least he wasn't slapping two fish above your body and saying "Ommmm".... now that I would question!!

  2. I guess I need to be thankful for small mercies eh? Let's see how the herbs go!

  3. I went through months of just barely dragging myself out of bed, scraping through the day, falling into bed exhausted, and then waking up at 3 am for no reason. And starting all over again the next day. For months and months. I started seeing an acupuncturist (for fertility) who said my blood was tired (???) She had me start taking herbs and within a week I was sleeping the night, and within a few months I was not exhausted all the time. I totally believe in this.

    Nicole Hughes went through this with her adrenals, and she went the hormone route. She shared her story with me. Email her - she's an incredible source of info.