Yes the reason is because of my panic attacks. Just thinking about my past experiences sends me into hell
I've kept my post very pg13 with what lil I've shared with you guys. Ive only told you guys the not so bad stuff so far
Western studies in the past several years indicate the following:
Dopplar ultrasound shows that acupuncture increases circulation & blood flow in treated areas.
Thermal imaging shows it decreases inflammation.
Neuroimaging studies suggest it calms areas of the brain that register pain and activates those involved in rest and recuperation.
The reasons why acupuncture works are not well understood, but the important thing to know is that acupuncture can help people to quit opioids and can treat depression and anxiety.
The links in my signature have some more info
Here's some info on finding affordable treatments
You get acupuncture usually in a group setting, typically costs about $20 US
Clinics can be found by searching for "community acupuncture clinics in [your area]"
www.POCAcoop.com has listings for commmunity clinics, mostly in the US, 3 in Canada, 1 in Isreal, 1 in Spain
www.acmac.net has listing mostly in the UK, 1 in Germany
You get treated by a student (usually) under the supervision of a teacher or licensed acupuncturist (always). Treatments are in a private treatment room (usually). Prices range from zero to $50 per treatment.
Teaching clinics can be found by searching for "acupuncture schools in [your area]" and then finding the clinic link or info on a school's homepage.