Alright, a couple things to address first:
- I am not so great with needles. If you've heard my tattoo story then you know exactly what I'm talking about.
- Alternative medicine, say what? I took an Eastern Concepts of Health and Healing class in college so I suppose I'm a little more open to these things.
- I hate being drugged up. Every over the counter drug that I've taken only lead to me being drowsy and wanting to sleep the day away, not so great when I'm at work.
So I found a place that had really good prices because they do what they call group acupuncture. Basically, in order to save you money they put everyone in one big room in their own recliners, to take in the medicine. Not quite your average acupuncture deal (most places offer you a private room), but it saved me money and besides the snoring man across the room, I really didn't notice the other people. Once I was under the needles, which was nothing more than 9 short pinches, I was able to relax and was left alone for over an hour. I guess most people fall asleep, thus the snoring man across the room, but I took the time to meditate and relax.
Two days later I'm still not sure of the effects of the acupuncture, perhaps it will be nothing more than a placebo, but at least it forced to me to sit back and relax and I was a lot happier and stress free after it.
Have you tried acupuncture or any other type of alternative medicine? I'd love to hear your stories!