Acupuncture: What Are The Long-Term Results, And Should You Try It?
Earlier this year, I found myself suffering from frequent headaches caused by stress. I was tired of taking medication that simply served as a cover-up for my symptoms, so I researched alternative treatments. After learning about licensed acupuncturist, Lorna Lee, L.Ac, who treats sinus pain, allergies, arthritis, headaches, and more, I decided to give acupuncture a go!
While I was open to trying new things, my fear of needles made me nervous. I had no idea what to expect during my first visit, and was scared. I realized that I wasn’t alone in feeling curious but hesitant about acupuncture, so I wrote a blog about my first acupuncture experience! If you haven’t already, you can read all about it here.
After my initial session, I decided to take a series of acupuncture treatments to see if I noticed a long-term change. As promised, I’m going to answer some of your questions, and give you an update on how I feel today, not only physically, but also mentally.
Am I still nervous about the needles?
The truth is, yes. Even though I know what to expect, I sometimes feel a little jittery about the needles. But not because it hurts! I just have a habit of working myself into a frenzy over sharp, metal objects. You know that saying, “old habits die hard.” I am, however, becoming more accustomed to those little needles, and feel less nervous each time!
Are all sessions the same?
For the most part, yes. At the beginning of an appointment, I still talk with Lorna about how I’m feeling. But after becoming more familiar with me, she inserts the needles in specific places according to our conversations. In other words, Lorna has gotten to know me. Every once in a while, she places a needle in a new spot, like on my wrist or foot. Aside from that, my visits are consistent.
How often do I visit Lorna for treatment?
Based off of my history with stress and frequent headaches, I typically visit Lorna for acupuncture twice a month. I always feel nice and relaxed after a session, so I definitely don’t mind treating myself a couples times a month!
What are the results?
After the first four sessions, I saw a huge improvement in how I was feeling overall. Not only do I feel less tense, my headaches went away! One day, Lorna asked me how frequent my headaches were lately, and I couldn’t remember when I last had one! That moment, I realized the impact acupuncture has on my health and wellbeing.
Would I recommend acupuncture to anyone?
While acupuncture may not be for everyone, I definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for an alternative treatment for their symptoms. Acupuncture has not only helped my stress and anxiety, it also alleviated my frequent headaches that were interfering with my quality of life. But if you decide to try it, be sure to visit a licensed acupuncturist, and continue seeing your doctor for regular check-ups, especially if you have any health concerns.
Overall, I think acupuncture is a great way to help you in reaching an overall sense of balance and wellbeing. Getting treatment from Lorna was one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself, and I’m so glad I decided to look past my personal misconceptions and give it a try. I hope my story inspires you to do the same!
How to schedule an appointment
If you’re interested in trying acupuncture with Lorna Lee, you can call Partners in Health and Wellbeing at (302) 655-2627 to schedule an appointment, or request an appointment online here. The practice takes pride in providing excellent service for clients, and they would be more than happy to answer any questions you have about receiving acupuncture at their office in Wilmington, DE!