Monday, February 9, 2009

Trying Acupuncture

I recently decided to try acupuncture for overall health benefits and for seeing if it help me additionally with sinus and allergy problems that I seem to have fairly consistently. I had had great results from Reiki, to the point that even though I had some sinus and allergy problems, none were severe and rarely caused me to have to use the over-the-counter medication as I had been doing daily prior to that. I had read about acupuncture being beneficial for so many things, both physical and spiritual, and decided that it would be a good thing to experience and learn more about. My intention was to work on some minor physical problems and to achieve deeper spiritual growth, or get back on track after distractions of the holidays and other events.

I came upon an acupuncture place in Asheville (The People's Accupuncture of Asheville) offering community style acupuncture, meaning that the service is rendered in a group room, allowing the practitioner to serve several recipients at once, and allowing the energy and intent of the group to strenghten the overall benefits for each. I have learned that this community style is actually how acupuncture was intended to be practiced and is the setting that is most beneficial, so there are no "losses" in choosing the group method, but actually gains. This group setting also makes the service more affordable to the individual, as obviosly the costs for the time and facility can be spread among several clients. This group that I went to has a mission to provide an affordable service on a sliding scale that can be utilitized by all without undue hardship. It is a noble cause and one that could contribute to answers to our rising medical costs. I was very impressed with the energy of both my practitioner, Elizabeth, and the energy in the room.

From what I have learned, acupuncture is also something that needs consistency for best other words, having a series of treatments is best for maintaining any gained benefits, rather than one "fix it" session. It makes sense to me, considering that our learned habits or energetic norms need re-setting or reconditioning. It has been noted that one needs 30 days to truly break a habit, so it is perfectly understandable that one would need some repeated acupuncture, or any natural healing modality, in order to reset and heal the body's patterns. (I find it interesting that some people will have no problem taking certain medications routinely and consistently, but will then expect any alternative healing to happen immediately!)

I have set myself up on a once a week schedule for now and have just completed my third treatment. I noticed very quickly that my sinus congestion was improved and I was not waking up as congested. I also felt very spiritually energized from the sessions, which was my greater objective. I would so strongly encourage anyone and everyone to try new non-traditional healing options that are becoming so much more widely available to us now. These would include such practices as acupuncture, Reiki, meditation, and others. I have personally felt the impact of Reiki and have witnessed it in others that I have provided it for, and I have also felt the impact of meditation, acupunture and other spiritual based healing methods. I can tell you that they are beyond what any pill can provide.

More information about The People's Acupuncuture of Asheville:

The People's Acupuncture of Asheville provides group/community acupuncture treatments on a sliding scale of $ 15-$35. Herbal consultations are a flat rate of $30. All with additional $10 fee for first visit.

Visit their website for contact info/address:

For information on community acupuncture in othere areas, visit the Community Acupuncture Network (CAN) site:

1 comment:

Dana Lisa Young said...

That sounds wonderful! The chiropractic office where I do my Reiki sessions and classes does group adjustments using an energy-based technique called "Bio-geometric integration" along with traditional subluxation-based chiropractic. I like the group energy too - and have noticed that I can sense shifts in other people's bodies as they are being adjusted (which always surprises them!) I'm glad acupuncture is helping - hope to see you again soon!