• The Sana Soul

Review on Acupuncture and how it works

Hiya! I feel like I could go on and on about this topic! Anytime someone has some sort of issue I suggest acupuncture. Feeling stressed? acupuncture. Got some tension in your neck? acupuncture. Valentines day is coming up and you've got no date? acupuncture. But in all seriousness, I think acupuncture can fix a multitude of problems whether it be physical, emotional or mental.

I remember my first session of acupuncture was more intense than the rest. I had a lot of tingling, cramping and a pins-and-needles-like sensations. To be honest it was quite uncomfortable but I knew and had heard that the benefits of acupuncture were huge so I booked in for a second time. The second appointment was far more relaxing. I left feeling like I was floating. I had a smile from ear to ear and the drive home was bliss. I was so surprised at how my mood was instantly lifted. I felt very calm, at peace and happy...so so happy!

Ever since then I have been going every week, sometimes twice a week and I could not recommend this enough. I know the whole needled thing throws people off (if you're/were a cancer patient these needles are child's play) but honestly you don't feel it penetrate the skin because it is such a fine needle, the thing you might feel is a tinge or twitch in your muscle but thats it. A slight discomfort is outweighed by what acupuncture can do for you.

Just recently I was not able to see my acupuncturist for a week due to Covid and I noticed my sleep patterns were off, my digestion wasn't great and I wasn't feeling as calm and positive as I usually do. Now I know some people may think "great, so once you start you can't stop." But no, I am experiencing difficulties with my physical, mental and emotional state at the moment due to cancer treatment, the toxins in my body, medications that I am on and other factors so by not partaking in alternative medicine Ive noticed how my current health really relies on this style of treatment. Once I am well enough and those aspects have made a recovery I will simply maintain by going once every 2-3 weeks.

So how does it work? Well there are specific points in our body that connect to specific organs or emotions and energies. When we puncture these points it creates an injury which stimulates healing and awakens the nerves. For example, I told my acupuncturist that I was having problems sleeping and he also detected stagnant energy in my digestive system through my pulse, so he placed needles along my shin, foot and fore arm. He also put one in the crown of my head and between my eyes to allow the mind to relax and calm the nervous system. Once he places the needles where they need to be he leaves the room for approx. 30-45mins and allows the body to begin healing these points. This is where you can close your eyes and relax, meditate or send out more good energy to your body in order to heal.

There is a lot of sciences backed into acupuncture. Science has proven that our bodies are made up of energy, atoms which correlates to Chinese medicine. But in Chinese medicine there is also a huge spiritual side to this energy. In Chinese medicine the Qi (our bodies energy) needs to flow and when there are blockages in our flow or our channels we get injuries or illnesses. Say for example if we have issues with our liver we might start experiencing pain in the right leg which is the channel to our liver, acupuncture can relive those blockages and avoid further damage to that organ. Our generation experiences a lot of stress blockages and suppressed emotions, the energy in these blockages can build and grow over time, this is what Chinese medicine views as tumours/masses of blocked energy, water and heat.

I love that acupuncture has physical and emotional healing technics and there is something so poetic about how the body is looked at, it balances the body and you can really feel it. I look forward to every, single session and I feel like I am on cloud 9 once I walk out of there - it has become a necessity in my life.

I'd love to know what has been your experience with acupuncture?

Peace out

The Sana Soul.

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