As I approach the last two sessions of my facial rejuvenation acupuncture journey; I feel I can accurately describe the experience, from an honest place.
In truth, I walked into this experience uncertain and skeptical of seeing results. When the first needle hit my skin, sending a pulse through my sensitive body; I questioned what exactly I was doing.
I, like most people, don’t like needles. I am a total wimp! On top of this, the commitment was big, and I usually feel short on time.
I wasn’t approaching this from a pessimistic standpoint, more so a naive one. My experience with acupuncture has been very limited.
With two sessions left, I find myself feeling quite different.
I actually look forward to my time in acupuncture.
I feel seen, heard, and healed.
I don’t even notice the needles, and if I do, it is so subtle, dare I say it soothing.
On top of this, every person that has seen me lately, has complimented my skin.
It looks healthy, vibrant, rich and juicy.
It is nice to appreciate the perks of a healthy appearance. However what I find more telling of this experience, is how supported I feel over-all (which plays a role in how we look)!
Every session Alyssa would check in with me. I would confide in her about my experiences, since our last session. We would look at my body, compare it to her chart notes, and address whatever had come up. She would explain everything, so I walked-away feeling educated.
I have someone to lean on. A woman who understands her fellow woman.
We are nurturer’s. We love to make sure everyone around us feel’s good.
You cannot help others, if you are not taking care of yourself.
My time in acupuncture really allowed me to honour myself. I would meditate, or even nap. It was the only time I seemed to have, that I wasn’t juggling ten things.
Other notable perks:
Feeling less stress.
I am not a scientist. I don’t have data to back anything I have said. What I do know is, I feel (and look) better than I did, and it is getting noticed. I do believe I will be sticking with acupuncture.
I am a belieber.
I would recommend: If you don’t love needles, give it at least four sessions…
If you still don’t like it, maybe acupuncture isn’t for you, which is ok too!