March 21, 2012

Needling

I started doing acupuncture at the beginning of this year in an attempt to tame my anxiety which sometimes gets so bad  that I feel like I want to crawl out of my skin. There are a lot of other ways it manifests itself but I don't want to share those as then no one will ever read this blog. 

When I started, I fully expected to be all Charlotte York a la Sex and the City Season 6 when she goes to see Dr. Mao but she can't block out the noise of the city and subsequently walks out into the waiting room sans clothes. I didn't want to put a whole lot of emphasis on how the process would go because I didn't want to have high expectations and be let down if it didn't work.

But, hot damn, I am no Charlotte York.  I was asleep on the table the very first appointment. That shit is da bomb. I look forward to my acupuncture each week and the ability to completely and totally relax. I leave feeling so great. My anxiety, though not completely gone, has definitely gone down and I sleep much better on acupuncture days. 

Tonight, when I went in I was congested and when I came out? Totally able to breath. 

Like I said, shit is da bomb.

4 comments :

  1. New follower here and really intrigued by this post! Does your insurance pay for this or did is it pretty reasonable? I have ALWAYS wanted to try it and was wondering if I could afford it! Would love your input! :)

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  2. No way!!! My sister has been telling me for the past couple of years to do acupuncture. I absolutely fear needles though. And like Jess said, does insurance pay for it? I'd love to know more about it. And if not, how much is it generally? I have no clue.

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    1. Hi Hannah,

      Thanks for stopping by my blog!

      As far as coverage for acupuncture goes, my insurance does cover it but they treat it as an out of network service so they cover 75% of the total cost. Where I go for the services runs about $85 per treatment. I could probably find a cheaper option but it is right across the street from my apartment and I love my acupuncturist! It really does good things for me although I must disclose that the needles do kind of hurt! Let me know if you have any more questions!

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