Get Over Your Fear of Acupuncture

Acupuncture can help with getting you pregnant?  In a recent issue of OK magazine Jennifer Aniston is seeing Sheryl Crows’ acupuncturist , “Jen sees Sheryl as her health guru, so when she suggested acupuncture, Jen went with it straight away,” an insider tells OK!. “Jen wants to get pregnant soon, she’s convinced acupuncture will give her a helping hand.” Also, Jennifer Lopez admitted to OK magazine that she lost 15 pounds with acupuncture therapy.  Acupuncture has been around forever but now it’s becoming more mainstream.

Acupuncture which is a Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) that manipulates needles on certain areas of our body to help with different ailments. The needles slightly stick into the skin. This form of medicine can be dated back to the stone age in China. How does this all work? The body is seen as two opposing sides; yin and yang. Yin represents the cold, slow side were the yang represents the fast and active side. According to TCM our body needs to be in a constant balance but when the body is off balanced, disease can  cure. The imbalance blocks the qi (vital energy) with moving smoothly along the meridians which move throughout the body. Qi can be restored with using acupuncture.

According to the National Institute of Health, acupuncture can help with anything from headaches, recovery from surgery, fertility, weight loss, and the list goes on. It was my turn for a treatment.

I was recommended to well known Acupuncture Physician, Sharon Bock of Fort Myers, Fl. I had seen Sharon once in the past and trusted her professionalism. She graduated with the highest honors earning her Masters Degree from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine.  She is very kind and patient with listening to me about my body. She had me stick out my tongue to see whats happening with some of my organs. She noticed my tongue was quivering on the side which is directly related to my liver. I was a bit hesitant but I looked in the mirror and yes my tongue was quivering. She educated me by giving me some hand outs showing the qi and how all the organs relate. The treatment we agreed upon was getting the flow of qi back in the liver and of course being newly married our goal is a baby, I wanted a fertility treatment. Sharon’s specialty is in pain reduction, weight management, nutrition specialist and addiction release. She is also treating a few woman for fertility.

A few needles in the abdominal, arms, hands and feet. I could feel them for a minute but I wasn’t sure if it was me thinking about them going in. Our mind will play funny tricks on us.

Once I was finally relaxed I forgot about the needles. I know it sounds funny to say, “relax” when there are needles sticking into you but it is possible.  After a few minutes on the table she took the needles out of me and I couldn’t feel a thing or even know where they were. She placed some acupuncture seeds from a Vaccaria plant in my ear to continue with my treatment for another week.

She told me “in TCM when the blocks are removed and the qi and blood are flowing, we are like a smooth flowing river“. I would recommend Sharon Bock (239-425-2777) to you if you are in Southwest Florida. If you have never tried acupuncture, I would encourage you to try it. I am not crazy about needles but acupuncture isn’t bad at all. If it can help you why not give it a try, fear no more.

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