I admit it, acupuncture is weird. Why would sticking needles in somebody make them feel better? How could it possibly be relaxing? How could it make them hurt less, not more? It doesn’t make sense. That’s how I felt when my Mom first started studying acupuncture while I was in high school- I thought she had lost her mind.
Fortunately for me, she stuck with it- and I got to learn by helping her study and by receiving treatment in the student clinic in her school. Huh, it was relaxing. And it didn’t hurt. And I did feel better. It still didn’t make sense, but I started to accept it anyway; you can’t argue with results. My curiosity was sparked, and years later when I decided to switch gears in my career I chose to study acupuncture myself.
Today, more than ten years after I began studying and practicing acupuncture full-time, I’ve had the privilege of providing over 15,000 acupuncture treatments. I’ve seen acupuncture improve people’s lives over and over again- reducing pain so they can return to work or resume their favorite activities; reducing stress so their relationships improve; improving fertility so they can conceive naturally; improving sleep quality and energy so they can get through their day and maybe even exercise. No matter what’s bothering you, acupuncture is likely to help because it supports your body’s innate healing mechanisms. It helps your body work better- and who doesn’t want that!
I still can’t say acupuncture makes sense, exactly. I can’t really explain why or how it works- but I can say that it works, and it can make a big difference in people’s lives. Give it a try, you’ll be glad you did!