People talk about how their health improves when they move to Boquete. I’ve heard so many people say how they are off their former medications and have never felt better. A lot of if is because of relaxation, fresh fruits and vegetables, and lots of clear air. There’s also a lot of alternative medicine and people are more open to accepting the benefits of these treatments.
When I got to Boquete last summer, my blood pressure rose. A former nurse said that it was because my home in Florida was 15 feet above sea level and now I live at 3600 feet. Since we were leaving in only two months, I ignored it.
This year I experienced the same problem. The headache was persistent. I had to go to the VA doctor for my initial check up. She was concerned and said to keep an eye on it. I did but it remained high.
Last week I went to Mark at Isla Verde. He is an acupuncturist. After 2 treatments with his pins, my blood pressure dropped considerably. Although I did not get another treatment over the weekend, it continued to drop. After the third session, I felt calmer. Maybe it’s my imagination? Today I got pins in new locations. I nearly fell asleep on the table. I must be relaxing since how can you fall asleep with 6 pins in your legs?
The finishing treat was a hot stone massage. I am really starting to like this retirement stuff.