I first found acupuncture 7 years ago when I was suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum during my final pregnancy. I had tried every trick in the book and nothing was helping the awful daily nausea and I was beyond desperate. My sister-in-law had mentioned how acupuncture had helped her and suggested I give it a go. I, of course, had this preconceived image of giant needles being stuck all over my body and was honestly a little terrified. It's funny how desperation forces us out of our comfort zones and sometimes it's for our own good.
My experience was anything but scary; it was honestly so relaxing and very therapeutic not only did it help treat my pregnancy symptoms but it helped with anxiety and sleep too! I saw my acupuncturist throughout my entire pregnancy and again during postpartum for hormone maintenance.
Have you tried acupuncture mamas? Did you know that there are so many benefits to this holistic treatment and practice?
Some of the benefits:
Reduced Back Pain, Neck Tension and Relieve Joint Pain in the Hands and Arms
Relief from Headaches
Reduced Eye Strain
Improved Immune System and Reduced Sick Days
Enhanced Mental Clarity and Increased Energy
Relief from Digestive Conditions
Reduced Cigarette Craving
Fewer Injuries on the Body Due to Repetitive Strain
Mental-Emotional: Anxiety, Depression, and Insomnia
I've been a believer in the benefits that acupuncture brings to the table from my pregnancy symptoms to dealing with a pinched nerve from a lipoma
and as a way to help with stress it's in my permanent bag of health tricks to keep my self in-check with this practice.
Are you ready to give acupuncture a try, mama? My go-to acupuncturist is Dr. Calvine Castro.