I have been searching for a cure for chronic headaches. My head hurts nearly every day. I have a lot of knots and tension in my upper back and neck, and I think they are causing the headaches. Massage therapy alone is too expensive to do very often, and wasn’t effective, so I gone to a physiotherapist to try acupuncture.
My first treatment (needles in my neck and upper back) didn’t do anything. But when she put needles into my forehead and hands, I didn’t have a headache for 2 weeks! So, I am planning on continuing to see what happens. 12 months ago
How I did it: During my first session, I didn't really feel anything. I wanted to try acupuncture to cure my depression/insomnia, among other things. A few hours after, I remember someone who pissed me off a bit earlier that day and I was still pretty annoyed. Then out of nowhere, I started crying. It was the weirdest experience to be crying for absolutely no reason. But afterwards, I felt so light, like I'd actually released years of pent-up emotions. Then I slept like a log for days. It's not something that will cure everything in one day, but it's certainly worth trying. Read how I did it… 18 months ago
My coworker and I discovered that we were very much alike this summer. One of the many things we shared in common was the desire to try acupuncture. Capitalizing on the buddy system, we decided to give it a shot, and I’m glad we did.
The most important thing to do before trying acupuncture is to do your research! We spent a good amount of time researching the acupuncture places in the area, trying to find a reputable but inexpensive place. In the end, we settled on a well-certified place that had the option for Community Acupuncture: which basically means multiple people are treated at once.
The experience itself was excellent. We arrived at the location, and found that Community Acupuncture really remained quite personal, there was a 5 person max. The acupuncturist took care to make conversation with us and pick acupuncture points suited to our particular health concerns. The session even ended with an aromatic foot massage. Talk about a great experience! The best part? There was a buddy system deal that meant we each got half off! So we ended up paying only $22.50! It was already a great deal at original price!
I’ll definitely be going again! 2 years ago
How I did it: I started seeing a new primary care doctor who practices at a clinic that does acupuncture, reiki, and other complementary/holistic forms of health care and she referred me to the acupuncturist I now see. I have had 3 hour long sessions so far that are primarily treating depression, anxiety, and sugar cravings. I have had some success with acupuncture. after each session, acupuncture magnets or tiny needles were left in my ears to help with sugar cravings, and for the first 3 days or so it does definitely help. When the needles are being inserted I generally feel much more relaxed and sometimes feel various sensations at the locations of the needles, such as warmth or like energy is being released from specific needles. I would definitely recommend trying it out- acupuncture is used to treat a large number of ailments, from chronic pain to digestion problems to depression. Read how I did it… 2 years ago
Why I consider it not worth it:
I was given IMS acupuncture. IMS = intramuscular stimulation. I did not get the traditional acupuncture that causes relaxation. Mine was for an injury. So although I consider it not worth it, it because mine was painful and not the type of acupuncture most look forward to. 2 years ago