I was 18, slightly anxious, wondering if it was going to hurt and if it would do any good.
The treatment room was light and reassuringly clinical.
I recall the acupuncturist asking me a lot of questions, covering every aspect of my life and health.
When the first needle went in. I wouldn't say it was sharp as such, more dull and heavy.
Shortly after I felt myself drifting off, not asleep but very calm, my breath easy.
Over the next week, I saw a remarkable improvement – my eczema began to clear.
Looking back at my first experience of acupuncture, I can see how stress was a key factor in the flaring of my symptoms. Finding a good acupuncturist at the time helped me to unwind and de-stress and this in turn gave me a little space and mental perspective to begin living more in tune with my nature – giving my body what it needed to heal.
A year later, I travelled to China and visited hospitals where acupuncture is integrated with Western medicine. This set me on course and I went on to study a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Although, I’ve been in practice for 9 years now and gained a lot of experience, I am as passionate about learning as ever.
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