I will never forget when I was first introduced to acupuncture.
I must have been around 8 years old and my mom took me with her to one of her sessions. She didn’t usually do that but as a single mom she balanced taking care of herself and taking care of us all at the same time and sometimes that meant taking your kid to an appointment or two. I remember when the acupuncturist tried to show me what it was all about by putting a needle in my hand to show me it didn’t hurt.
That had the opposite effect on me.
I ran out of the room screaming and totally embarrassed my mother I’m sure. Fast forward 22 years and I am basically dating 3 acupuncturist at the same time. I’m always searching for the best of the best and one thing that I have learned since entering the wellness world is that everyone thinks they are the best at what they do. I have the privilege to meet and work with amazing people but sometimes I don’t feel the way I was hoping to or if a doc is talking a bit game it makes me more skeptical. I do really believe in acupuncture and other certain types of energy healing, so much so that within a few minutes of having the needles in me, I can feel my energy moving around my body. Its like this energetic harmony that I can’t feel outside of my body.
So I’m a believer in the powers of acupuncture but I also know what people preach and what they do may not always be aligned. So I developed my own approach to issues I’m dealing with and go to acupuncture for. Like stress, regulating my period, aches and pains, skin issues and more.
It basically boils down to a macro and micro approach. I go to see the acupuncturist who talks a big game and thinks they know everything once every three weeks and I go to my acupuncturist who is humble and I know really cares about me because she is constantly tracking my progress. The thing is I go both of these people for the same reasons. That’s the key for me, to have two different people work on the same issue from a micro (weekly) and macro (once every couple weeks) approach. I really think that this method has helped me deal with the things that are out of whack for me. I sometimes throw a third person in the mix just for perspective. I love hearing multiple options on one topic and figuring out what works best for me given all the knowledge and options I have.
If you try the micro and macro approach i would love to hear how it is working for you!