Tuesday, October 21, 2014

That Nagging Feeling

Last month, I had a meeting with a client to discuss their marketing efforts and how I could help them. It happened to be for a chiropractic office. I, like most people, always thought chiropractors were about cracking bones and aching backs. For many, that might be true, but this particular one specializes in Cranial Spinal Integration, something I had heard nothing about. According to their website, it does the following:
Cranial Spinal Integration (CSI) allows the left and right brain hemispheres to rebalance and reintegrate in a profound way which improves the functioning of the central nervous system automatically. This then allows your body to experience restored function and improved health.
For the past three years, I have had issues with my nervous system. I don’t feel hot or cold on my left side. I have no feelings of hunger or being full, which had caused me to forget about eating – sometimes for days – as well as making it easy for me to overeat during meals, which would cause all sorts of other issues. I saw the blurb about CSI when looking through their brochure and talked to the doctor, curious, but not really buying into it. We talked about the stroke, the things I should and shouldn’t do. Things that none of my other doctors told me. However, I remained unconvinced but decided to keep an open mind and give it a go. After all, I had nothing to lose.

I began the treatments in September, going three times per week. I also started taking fish oil and vitamin B complex, which help rejuvenate the nerves. As I expected, nothing happened. Yeah, I had more energy and I generally felt better, but there was nothing that really made me take notice. Until last week…

I woke up on Thursday morning feeling strange. My stomach was achy and I couldn’t figure out what was going on. I didn’t feel sick. I didn’t have cramps. It was just an uncomfortable, nagging feeling. It took me about five minutes to realize I was feeling hungry. For the first time since December 24, 2011, I felt hungry. That was confirmed when I ate and the feeling went away. I didn’t feel full at all, I just didn’t feel hungry. Then, I would feel hungry every couple of hours. My system is no longer used to the scheduled eating, so, like a baby, I get hungry all the time.

Yesterday, I was out to lunch and I got through most of my meal when again, I had a weird feeling. It was different than the hunger. I again went through the list wondering if I was feeling ill or having stomach issues. Then, I realized I felt full. I was having lunch with a friend of mine who later told me she was a little surprised when she saw me put my fork down.

Having the ability to feel hungry and full is amazing and I can already feel something happening on other parts of my left side. I don’t really know what is going on yet, or if the results will spread to other things, but even if not, I am so thankful for what I have already gotten back.

I am really looking forward to see what else happens and where this all leads. And I am really enjoying the uncomfortable feeling of being hungry again!