View Full Version : Getting acupuncture treatments.
08-11-2009, 09:33 PM
I went for my first one today.
Wasn't bad, he told me that i had moisture in my stomach and that my metabolism function was off the mark.
My food wasn't being disgested and was being stored as fat, suggested a digestive enzyme which i take.
Also that my liver and kidneys were in bad shape and i will work on that on my own.
Anyone else with experiences?
08-11-2009, 10:21 PM
I've always wanted to try acupuncture.
Looking forward to read other peoples experiences. :)
08-11-2009, 10:43 PM
For me it felt good at the time but had no lasting effects and I wouldn't do it again. I get more pain relief and more longterm benefits from a deep tissue massage.
08-11-2009, 10:53 PM
My session cost $ 99.00 so this will be my first and last session.
I'm kind of glad i went because i found out about my liver and kidneys but i won't go back.
08-12-2009, 04:48 AM
I plan to try it just because...........
08-12-2009, 04:24 PM
Acupuncture and herbs are awesome for so many things - I've had a lot myself, and can attest to its benefits for pain, recovery from injury, women's issues, anemia, cold and flu.
But one thing to keep in mind, unless the practitioner is a little more contemporary and eclectic - they will almost always tell you not to be eating so much raw food. In this case one almost has to keep quiet about one's diet other than saying that one eats a lot of produce, or risk very strong resistance to outright disapproval on the part of the practitioner. In TCM(traditional Chinese medicine)raw foods are considered to be excessively cooling and slowing the digestion. I think part of this comes from the fact that raw foods are not safe to eat in much of Asia, so this idea persists even in our culture. However, some acupuncturists ARE supportive of at least a diet that includes a goodly amount of raw foods. Interestingly enough, the practitioner that I've been to a number of times here is a very traditional Chinese acupuncturist, but he thought it was OK for me to do a lot of raw foods, since I needed "cooling".
I remember my one and only accupuncture session (years back) to quit smoking. He said the 1 session would be all it took. #1 It hurt like the dickens! #2 I walked out of his office and lit up. *Ü*
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