Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Flower Child

I’ve noticed as I get older I’m becoming more of a hippy.
I was once a Republican. But now vote Democrat, or even more often Independent.
I once believed a few little chemicals never hurt anyone. But now, I buy only organic foods, clean without harsh unnatural chemicals (steam, vinegar, lemon, salt and orange). Additionally, I’m looking at more holistic approaches to medicine and constantly am questioning what’s common practice in healthcare and whether or not it’s a good choice. We’ve already sent our dogs to a vet who uses acupuncture, herbs, and other alternative treatments regularly and follows the “vaccinate minimally” policy that is actually considered the best route by the AVMA, but doesn’t seem to be followed by a single allopathic vet clinic out there.
And now I’m going to look for an acupuncturist for us humans—one who practices NAET (Namburipad’s Allergy Elimination Technique). We all struggle with allergies as a primary cause of our health problems. That and pain from old injuries, and pain management is a key use for acupuncture.
Actually, I just stabbed my hand with a knife by accident yesterday and think I knicked the nerve. I feel a ‘deadness’ in my pinky and side of my hand and a radiating sharp pain up my arm. It as a very deep cut that if it had been Hubby, Sasha, or anyone else we would have taken a trip to the ER to get stitches. But for me, I just used wound glue, styptic powder, tape, and lots of hydrogen peroxide and Neosporin. If it is from me cutting into the nerve, it’s not going to get better and so a few pinpricks might not be a bad idea.
But I digress….I’m becoming a hippy. I still shower, used antiperspirant, and never see myself wearing dreads or smoking pot….but more and more I feel myself become a proponent of nature and it’s responsible use.

1 comment:

caramama said...

I can totally relate. My husband now calls me his "hippie wife" although I'm really more of a "hippie mom/parent" than a general hippie. Because it's one thing if it's me ingesting pesticides and not-well-tested perscription drugs. But when it comes to the baby... things are different.