As I travel on my journey of RECOVERY, I am constantly on the lookout for tools and techniques to help me on my way. One tool that I have come across is acupuncture. Now, I know that this is not for everyone, but I do suggest that people try and get the opportunity to try it for a few sessions. I, myself was very sceptical in the beginning and it took about a month of weekly sessions to first see any benefits, but as I continued to have the treatment I found myself looking forward to the treatment the day before, enjoying the actual session, and having a sense of calm and wellbeing for a couple of days afterwards. I have told my Community Psychiatric Nurse about this and she has seen firsthand the difference in me before and after treatment and so has put in for a grant through the NHS for Holistic Therapy treatments.
I am now having two treatments of acupuncture and two treatments of Indian head and neck massages a week and I cannot express enough how much of a difference it has made to my journey, It is not the whole answer to the whole problem but it is another tool of many that I find helps me on my journey.
Article featured in RecoveryTimes issue 7