After a tough week of Physical Therapy and Acupuncture, I’m thankful that it’s Saturday! My PT worked with me and added one new exercise. After this much exertion, I go home to crash. The way my body responds to this is awful! I feel like I have the flu and I’m not able to do anything. I rested the remainder of the day and then had so much trouble going to sleep, because of the pain.
Two days later was my acupuncture appointment. I didn’t count the needles, but there were many. During treatment, I didn’t feel relaxed or good at all. My neck pain made it impossible to rest my head in a comfortable position. Because the pain was bad, I felt like the treatment lasted forever!
I was in a huge amount of pain afterwards and was so tired. The extreme fatigue and flu-like feeling was rough, and I begged Hubby to get some take-out. Sleeping was impossible until about 2:30. Then, I woke up at 3:30 and stayed up a few more hours. I also had to take a benadryl because of severe itching all over.
I’ve noticed severe itching hours after the acupuncture treatments each time. There was information online about studies that indicated a reaction to acupuncture if you have Mast Cell Disorders. The studies found a clear connection. I’ll try acupuncture next week. If there is a reaction connection again, I may need to discontinue the treatments.
ROLE OF MAST CELLS IN ACUPUNCTURE EFFECT: A PILOT STUDY (2008; 4:170-177. © Elsevier Inc. 2008)
Disclosure: I’m not a medical expert. Article contains my opinion and not medical advise. If you have a medical concern, please consult your personal physician.
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