Acupuncture beneficial for my anxiety and stress levels
I attended about ten sessions of accupuncture from December 2011 to present
and I found it to be very beneficial for my anxiety and stress levels.
I work in a stressful environment and found myself having panic attacks
during the day and night.My heart raced most days and I often woke during
the night with hot sweats and my heart thumping.
I suffer with an underactive thyroid and when I started these
sessions my thyroid was low and had been for awhile, even with medical
intervention it was still low and very very slowly rising. I also suffered
from constant worrying and anxiety even at the weekends. For fertility
reasons I was recommended to attend a couple of sessions of accupuncture.
My first few sessions I lay on the bed and panicked about the needles and
what it was doing to my body and if it was the right thing to do etc( I
even worried if the roof fell down while i was lying there would the
needles go through by body-this is how stressed I was). I found that I
wasnt enjoying it or able to relax for the first two sessions. Suzanne was
my accupuncturist and I cannot say enough about her.She was reassuring and
very early on realised I was a panicker and tried to put my mind at ease.
Very often she sat in the room until I was calm. She spoke calmly and
listened to my concerns.She is very easy to get on with and open up to
which are lovely qualities to have especially dealing with someone who is
After the third session I found myself relaxing more and by the fourth
session I actually found myself looking forward to attending the session
because of how I felt after it. I was sleeping better at night by this
stage. My husband noticed a change in my attitude and stress levels.I wasnt
getting as annoyed about little things and worried alot less. Getting the
needles in was never that comfortable to me throughout the sessions however
the benefits outnumbered the slight discomfort at the start of each session.