Wellness Wednesday: Acupuncture

It seems as though the cold was enough to knock me down for a few days, but today I am back to talk about being and staying well. I recently learned a medication I was taking was the cause of my rapid weight gain even after I questioned my doctor about it. The answer was always the same. No the medicine is not your problem. Your diet is. That's great and all but I was barely eating at that point and I was still packing on the pounds.

I have since stopped the medication but I still needed to deal with the reason I was on the medication. A friend recommended acupuncture. I have completed 2 sessions and I have to say I have already noticed some pretty great things. First thing I noticed were my menstrual cramps were non existent. On my second visit I was way into a full blown cold. The points she used eased up the sinus pressure and helped the cold along. It calmed down quite a bit after that.

When I went into my first session I wasn't sure what to expect. I am not a fan of needles by any means. After taking my history I was instructed to lay down and relax. The needles were very tiny and but I can't say I didn't feel them. There was a little pinch and then at times it was a little uncomfortable if I moved. I rested with the points in for 30 minutes. I was told that depending on what's going on in your body the points could be intense, which is that uncomfortable feeling I mentioned.

All of the points were removed and I only had a little bleeding on my forehead. Later that night I had a little soreness where some of the points had been. The next morning I felt back to normal. My second session was still intense but no soreness after. I am looking forward to my third session this week.

Have you ever had acupuncture? What was your experience?

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  1. Oh, geesh. The idea of acupuncture weirds me out, but I guess I would try it, if I ever had a real reason to. When I read the title I was thinking needles in your back or something, but needles in the face? Kudos for bravery!

  2. Oh you are brave! I've heard acupuncture can help with so many things but it has always freaked me out!

  3. It really isn't that bad! I am looking forward to seeing what it can do for me!

  4. My second session there were points put in around my nose which interestingly didn't hurt at all. The hands and feet hurt the most. I think it will do good things for me in the end!