My patient "S" is a good example of someone that started acupuncture with a specific issue to address, then discovered effects and benefits in many different areas of her life as her treatments continued.
Me: How did you first discover acupuncture?
S: I first discovered acupuncture thanks to my doctor’s recommendation. I had just gotten an MRI to find an explanation for my recurring headaches and increased migraines. My neurologist said that he could see no reason for me to be having daily headaches, so he prescribed several medications to help get rid of them once they start. I wasn’t eager to take a bunch of pills to cure an existing problem, so my doctor recommended I try some alternative forms of relief to hopefully help prevent the pain in the first place. A quick Google search led me to U-District Community Acupuncture!
Me: How long have you been getting acupuncture?
S: I’ve been getting acupuncture for nearly a year and a half.
Me: How often do you get acupuncture?
S: Once a week at least!
Me: Have you noticed any impact on your life? Can you describe this a bit?
S: My headaches have all but disappeared entirely! I no longer have daily headaches, and the headaches I do get from time to time are no longer due to stress and tension. I am more relaxed and able to focus better in general. My sleeping, breathing, and posture have all improved immensely. Acupuncture has also really helped me learn to listen to my body. When I am feeling stressed, I feel the physical side-effects of that stress. Thanks to my regular sessions, I’ve learned which muscles and joints I have a tendency to put too much pressure on or tense up without noticing, which would often cause headaches and body aches that I thought were uncontrollable. I now am much more aware of my physical self and am therefore able to take better care of it and, as a result, my mental self.
Me: What do you like about the U-District Community Acupuncture Clinic?
S: Absolutely everything! The location is particularly convenient for me, and the low cost makes weekly visits a viable option. The atmosphere is always great; low lights, clean air, and soothing music help me to quickly relax. I also really love that I am sharing the space with others. I enjoy knowing that I am surrounded by people who are receiving the same wonderful benefits that I am. It is a truly comforting feeling knowing that you are part of a community of people who are seeking to better their lives in a unique but powerful way.
Ultimately, I love the U-District Community Acupuncture Clinic because Susie is a goddess who works miracles every single week.