Chronic Illness

Trying Acupuncture

In my quest to find pain relief, I met with an acupuncturist today.  For most of my 55 years, getting an acupuncture treatment was one thing I had never planned to do.  But, with the challenges of chronic pain and a lack of medicines to help, I began to look at any possible option.


If you’ve followed my story, you’ll know how many different medicines I’ve tried.  Over the last few years, the medicines have certainly damaged my kidneys.  This led me to try this new treatment.

After searching online and reading about my options, I found a licensed acupuncturist with a great deal of education and training.  Our meeting went well and she reviewed my total medical history.  She has treated patients with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and auto-immune diseases, which made me feel good.  She also understood the disorder as well as POTs.

acupuncture model

My first treatment was very peaceful and relaxing.  Only a few needles were used, to make sure there was no allergic reaction.  With my Mast Cell disorder, I was a little concerned about reacting to the needles.  There was no reaction and I barely felt the needles.  Since the needles were to stay in for 30 minutes, I tried to be still and pray.

The time past quickly and she was pleased that I was comfortable and had no reactions.  I plan to return again and have high hopes for it to work.  Honestly, my pain is less than it was before I went and this has continued into the evening.  That’s something to be thankful for, and I am.

Acupuncture Needle

Have you tried acupuncture?  If you’re suffering with pain, it might be something to consider.

@2017, copyright Lisa Ehrman

Disclaimer: I’m not a medical professional and this post is not to be taken as medical advice.  If you have a medical concern, please consult your personal physician.

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