My First Acupuncture Experience
Guys guys guys!
I went to acupuncture for the first time this week. I just wanted to share my experience because I was so wary about it before this week. The cool thing is that acupuncture isn’t just for people who struggle with really bad chronic pain, it’s for people who have migraines, sleep issues, menstrual issues, anxiety and depression, and so many more!
So, I went because I have heard a lot of great things about how acupuncture is really helpful for anxiety. I also have been having pretty restless sleep for the last couple of weeks so honestly, I was willing to try anything. The melatonin was just not working!
So, when I got there, they made me fill out papers— the typical ones with information, and ones about what I was struggling with and where I felt those sensations in the body. Then I talked with the acupuncture practitioner, who was truly the purest human form of zen I have ever seen with long brown hair, a nose piercing, and a voice that I could probably meditate to.
He asked me to tell him my story, and why I was feeling the way I was feeling. As I told him about my anxiety and sleep issues, he wrote down notes as he asked where I felt these sensations and how they affected me. Before we started the session, I had to ask him about the needles. Guys, they were literally as thin as my hair! They also come in many different lengths, and the ones used on me were super short.
Then I went to a room— it looked like a hospital room and laid on my back on a bed. I was super confused because I thought that acupuncture needles were supposed to go on your back. But actually, he put the needles in spots like my scalp, my ears, in between my eyebrows, my feet, and my wrists. He had me feel one of my acupoints on my wrists that he told me was the most common anxiety point.
Then, he turned on one of those cool red light things, and had me lay there for about 30-45 minutes. Guys, I felt so overwhelmed with calm. I don’t know if it was the resting state I was in, or if it was the needles, but I felt so good.
I left the building feeling super zen and calm. He did tell me that I should do about 6 sessions to help improve my anxiety a lot, but I want to monitor how I feel for this next week or so to see if I feel real improvement. It’s been a couple days, and I have felt less anxious, but I am not sure if it is due to life circumstances or the treatment!
Anyways, for those who are considering it, I think it is a great option. And, I can promise you the needles aren’t scary and they aren’t painful at all (it just feels like a little prick or a slight sensation). I know many people who go for panic disorder and migraines and love it! I also have heard so many wonderful stories about acupuncture really solving chronic pain in the body. The acupuncturist was telling me all these beautiful stories and I just thought it was so amazing.
Well, that’s a wrap! Hope you enjoyed hearing a little about acupuncture and let me know if you give it a try!