Self care: acupuncture

Acupuncture is something that I’ve always been intrigued by but never done. I think cost was the major barrier. I could go once at $75/session, but repeatedly? Not so much.

I was so excited to learn of and get good recommendations for a community acupuncture place in my neighborhood. For the last 9 months I’ve gone to get acupuncture treatments for various issues including migraines, a cold, and more recently, a virus I was battling last week.

I love the quiet resting state my body goes into when I’m sitting there with the needles in. I always feel different when I walk out than when I came in.

Last week, as I was resting with the acupuncture needles, I focused my attention on a friend who was awaiting rest results for her son, who was
recently diagnosed with a potentially serious illness. It felt so nice to meditate on the child and envision him surrounded with love and light. I am happy to report that once my acupuncture session was finished, my friend texted me that her son was given a clean bill of health.

I also felt better physically when I left the session. If I hadn’t been so busy the following few days, I would have gone in for repeat treatments as I relapsed again with sickness this week.

This picture reminds me that self care (not just acupuncture, of course) is not optional. It’s essential to healthy living.


What have you done to do take care of yourself today?


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