Since I didn't know what to expect, I went in with an open mind... and a ton of questions! My acupuncturist, Tom, was more than generous with sharing his knowledge and I geeked out over everything acupuncture can offer. I wanted to share my experiences with you and give you some background on this holistically hot healing practice.
When I first entered the mindfulness spa I immediately became relaxed and a bit nervous. I was filled with anticipation. The setting inside though was super peaceful and full of books, brochures and other materials that offered a lot of info on acupunture and theraputic message. When Tom came out to sit with me he explained the process of acupuncture and began to list a myriad of things people can treat with this practice. He was super tuned into my energy and right away picked up on some of my nerves. He offered to run an analysis, called an Acugraph, that would chart out my balances and imbalances and see if I had any energetic blocks. He explained that the findings would help him plot out the actual acupuncture spots on my body when it came time for my session. It was a painless process in which he used a little electronic sensor on different meridian points on my hands and feet.
here are two of my charts:
Here are some more charts of my readings:
Lastly, I was high in my kidney meridian and low in stomach meridian.
After this reading, I had my session and we focused on these specific energy centers to balance them out and bust through blockages. I left feeling pretty amazing! I'm excited to go for my next treatment. Tom told me it takes a few sessions to open up those blocks and imbalances. I'm down- let's do it!
So if you were ever curious about acupuncture, there's a little background. I don't know if every office offers that graph reading, but most acupuncturists will ask you about your health, background and intentions for the session to determine how to proceed. I loved knowing exactly why he placed a needle where he did, I enjoyed understanding how these points internally connect and influence my mental wellbeing and overall health. I definitely believe our bodies and minds are connected. You know that saying "worry yourself sick?" Well, I believe there's total truth to that. And if our minds can influence how our bodies feel, why can't the reverse be true? I'm eager to see after a few more sessions how my chart looks and how I feel once I'm balanced out on the inside!
Have you ever tried acupuncture? Have you wanted to? Would love to hear your experiences.
sat nam xo, b