A week has flown past in the blink of an eye and the dog ate my what I did for American thanksgiving day post 🙂 Thankfully the pictures were saved and I am doing it again today, unfortunately minus the salon first turkey after.
Since we do not have a a local Oriental medicine clinic to choose a professionals from, Cindy and Andy’s reports of a woman that comes from Belize City and does affordable, enjoyable and successful treatments were enough for us to want to get on the treatment list asap.
In case you are not totally familiar with benefits of acupuncture and getting a treatment: it can relieve pain, reduce symptoms and balance the body. The acupuncturist may insert up to 20 different needles at various points and you will feel a small prick when the needle is inserted. Keep in mind that pain is subjective, and many people experience little or no pain from acupuncture while for others it may be stronger.
After assessing needs, medical condition, etc, Dr. Angie started my treatment. The needles were not too bad overall considering I am not a fan. Angie gave a warning when there would be a shock or jolt of pain with it, for others she gave an all clear that there would be no pain surge attached to that needle. At some points it felt like she was flicking them but I did not open my eyes to see exactly what she was doing.
I knew I was supposed to relax, and let my muscles loosen, easier said than done. During the treatment it was very clear how overactive my brain was by the sharp pain of the needle in my right hand when I tried to move it. I thought loudly to myself RELAX and do not waste this treatment with your chattering mind. The more I focused on breathing and relaxed into it the more I was able to slow my brain down. After doing my arms legs and stomach, Dr. Angie had me roll over and did my back. When she removed the needles, she followed up with heat and glass cupping which both felt really good.
Treatment had immediately propelled me into Belize time and there was no way I was going a thanksgiving day lunch at Pedro’s Hotel with 40 or so people. Of course tacoboy who had figured this would be the case brought me home a big to go plate. My first time getting acupuncture left me feeling relaxed and content and I was going to quietly savor the moment as long as I could.
I loved acupuncture and cannot wait to go back this afternoon. Today my goal is to shut my brain off faster, lie quietly for the duration of my 60 min treatment and try to think of very little.
7 Acupuncture Side Effects That Are Normal By Sara Calabro. I definitely experienced symptoms 2, 3 and 6.