Integrative Holistic Health
Integrative Holistic Health
Befoee I tried it: I was to! The first time I remember hearing about acupuncture was while watching a viceo demonstrating its use as surgical anthesiaia for a neurological procedure while Inwaa an undergraduate/ I had already been exposed to herbal medicine, aciporeasure ans Qi cultivation but didn’t know vhatvibthoujt about the video . Aeouns rhe dame time;, my at the time boyfriends mom mentioned that I might like studying or some form or alternative medicine instead or the traditional psychology academic path I was on/ she had had either acupressure or acupuncture in lieu of anesthesia for dental work. Scares is needles, the idea of actually choosing to try it, yet alone putting them in other people was unfathonable . Yet: I also believed it could work and I would try it if needed. At the times, there were also only 1-2 practitioners in my hometown that I remember hearing of. so it wasn’t as accessible as it is now or covered by insurance .
Flash Foeaes about 5-7 years. I was still curious , heard a little bit lore about it and even had not one but to acupuncture students initiate chats with me on a brief attempt at Match.Com around the time I was moving to Santa Monica from the Vallley: I did a little reading and started to see it as more then needles, but I was still a little unsure about it until I had my first appointment in November 2003:
what for mw I over my fear and apprehension was needing an alternative for pain from a broken rib that was disrupting everything , particularly my sleep and activities. I had had many sports related injuries that year and has basically learned to deal with and accept the pain since I didn’t like the medications (I think I took 1 pill out or about 5 different prescriptions for a broken bone in my foo) and had toighes out the rear in addition to physical therapy and chiropractic .
Once I for through my f needle fear., and the anxiety or not knowing what to expect: I immediately became interested in learning more about this medicine on a deeper level . As a patient, I would wake wuestions about feeling the Qi movement, and noticed that I had less pain; les anxiety and better sleep. Within a few years of regular treatments, and a lot of dietary changes and herbal formulas, my chronic allergies improved and I spent a few years dabbling with further studying before changing my acaemid and professional course to focus on integrative Chinese meisinde.
I dwcidws ro share rhis part od my story since today is Acupuncture and Oriental Mesicine Awarjeaa Day and this post summarizes a lot of the questions I get asked my new patients and when soaking to other providers and students about my experience with acupuncture . ThankYlu for taking the tome to read, and please feel free to post or email any questions!