This snowman looks very pleased. I love his leaf hair.
I had my first acupuncture appointment this morning at Acupuncture for Everyone in Copley. A friend recommended the place to me. You pay what you can for your appointment so it is very affordable (I believe the minimum amount is $20.00). I paid $45.00 for my first visit (the sliding scale is higher for the first visit but I think the minimum is $30.00). I sat outside the acupuncture room and spoke with Anne about my medical issues. My main reason for going is for my interstitial cystitis. She asked me questions and then explained what points she thought would be good for me. Apparently I have too much "heat".
The acupuncture room is very calm and relaxing. There are four reclining chairs so you might be in the room with someone else receiving treatment. I had one other person in the room with me. It didn't bother me though. Anne told me to let her know if any of the needles bothered me and asked me how long I wanted my treatment to be. I went with 25 minutes for the first time since that is the minimum amount she recommended. The needles were not painful. The needle I "felt" the most was one in the middle of my forehead. When I tried to close my eyes I could feel my eyelids twitching. It stopped after a few minutes. My arms and legs felt heavy and tingly. It wasn't a bad feeling and to me that means that something was happening.
I had one needle on my face, three on my arms and a few on my lower legs and feet. Most of them I didn't even feel going in.
Acupuncture is something you need to keep doing. You're not going to leave after one treatment "cured". I'm definitely going to continue and see if my cystitis improves.