Part 3: Needles and Tape (in case you were wondering how my balls were in June)


I didn’t feel the first few needles. I only felt a brief brush where he found his mark and then a tap. But after four or five needles were in my leg and foot, I suddenly felt an intense burn at the next spot. He removed it and tried again. The path my acupuncturist was tracing was to relieve some of the tension in my body so he can eventually work the areas where I’ve stored my stress for two decades.

He is restoring my immune system and releasing the nerve that is so aggrieved. That first visit was relaxing and reassuring. After he placed all the needles, he ran an electronic stimulation through two on my foot and left me in the room with the lights dimmed and soft music playing. (more…)