I'd be totally lying if I didn't pull that excuse on Irish Boy once or twice when I so wasn't in the mood. Until he found out that having, well, you know, can actually relieve headaches. I kid you not. So whenever I complain of headaches now you should see the bloody look on his face. It's like it's Christmas!
I am going somewhere with this.
So we tried (the) moxa on the weekend. We did not burn down our house. We did not burn each other. Us - 2; Comedy of errors - 0. Well, I almost burned Irish Boy, but that's just between you and me. Let's not share that with him.
I just had one moxa on my abdomen and found it quite relaxing. We were told to place a thin piece of fresh ginger between our skin and the moxa so to be honest I didn't really feel any warmth. I'll have to talk to the ND about this tomorrow.
There was a lot of smoke. Our bedroom was filled with moxa scent for the rest of the night - even with the windows open. The smell is certainly an interesting one!
We were supposed to be doing this regularly, but I confess we haven't since that day. I got the worst headache afterwards. I don't know if it was the moxa, but it was brutal. I do occasionally get headaches - sometimes triggered by the weather (and it was very warm that weekend after a cold spell) - so I'm not sure if I can really blame doing moxa but I've been reluctant to do it since.
Has anyone had that happen to them? Since I'm going for acupuncture tomorrow I'm going to ask the ND about this because I don't want to give up on it after one try!
But I have to say, after hearing others' experiences and doing some more reading, I'm definitely intrigued and will definitely give this another try.
In other news, the ND has me using those bloody OPK's again this month so we're back into the dramz that is "will Fertility Chick actually ovulate this month?!" I had a super faint second line (OPK, remember, OPK!) today, CD-14, but who the hell knows what will happen. We shall see!
I do have news on the exercise front - but will save that for another day!