For nearly all of my life, I have had a slew of physical health issues. I have had terrible seasonal and food allergies, asthma, and eczema since soon after I was born. This year I turned 14, and a new asthma medication caused me yet a new issue with my stomach (Candida in my esophagus). All year, I had been going to a ridiculous number of doctors, and at one point I had been prescribed 9 medications. Both of my parents had been helped by acupuncture in the past, and by the end of the school year, we began to consider having me try it. We had no idea how effective it would be.
At first, I was hesitant to try acupuncture. From what I had heard, I had the image in my head of a giant pin-cushion. But not only has acupuncture been worthwhile for me, but it is not at all painful. The only part of acupuncture that you actually feel is when a needle first goes in, and there’s a quick ‘zing!’ And there really is no other way to describe it. It’s not a particularly painful zing, and it lasts only a short moment until it’s gone.
Both long term, and short-term heath issues have dramatically improved since I began acupuncture. My stomach, and food allergies were fixed up within weeks. Sudden attacks of asthma, allergic reactions, and skin reactions have been reduced immediately. I have gone into acupuncture with the room spinning from a bad plane ride the day before, and left feeling completely normal.
I am continuing acupuncture with hopes that I can get off my remaining few medications at some point over the next year. And with the results that my family and I have been seeing in my health since I began acupuncture, it’s likely to happen soon. : )