Today I took the day off work for a poke of health. I have been having chronic back, shoulder, and neck pain which I think is caused by stress on my body. I attempt to work out 5 days a week so that in combination with my everyday work and home life/chores has taken it’s toll. I’ve tried ignoring the problem, I’ve tried taking over the counter pain relievers, massages, and a chiropractor to help relieve my discomfort.
None of the above remedies worked for me so I decided to go to our local acupuncurist, Root Health. I used Root Health 3 years ago, for the first time. I enjoyed my first experience but because it was so intense I shy’d away from it for a while. I became pregnant shortly after the experience even though I was told I would have a difficult time conceiving. I didn’t go to acupuntcure for the reason of getting pregnant and I don’t know that getting pregnant was a result of going to acupuncture but regardless it happened. Everyone’s experience is unique, as was mine. When I felt all the energy that was stuck in my body release, it was freeing and intense. My family and friends both went after my initial experience and enjoyed it so much that they continue to go. My father swears that his acid reflux was fixed by acupuncture; he no longer takes medication and has no other symptoms. My friend goes for several reasons but one of them is pain relief for her knee. She feels better every time she leaves and her knee pain has reduced in time and intensity.
My experience today was much less intense and much more relaxing. I was face down with needles all over my body, a heat lamp beaming down and soothing music quietly humming in the back ground. After the needles were taken out of their respective places the acupuncturist helps locate and shift energy to where it belongs. The entire appointment took about an hour and I feel much better.
I don’t discredit the other mentioned remedies but they weren’t working for me so I thought I would share my experience. I like that I can take care of my health in a more natural way when needed. I hope this post will give others the confidence to look into acupuncture or at least healthier alternatives to help remedy their aliments.