Yesterday I had the opportunity, and incidentally after hearing a lot about China recently (and how you need to go there), to try acupuncture. There was a free stress relief clinic being put on by a friend who runs a counseling practice in my town. Some trainers were visiting to do a certification course on how to perform a special ear acupuncture by N.A.D.A.. Traditionally the method is for treating different kinds of addicts of substances (like heroin or alcohol) or psychiatric patients - of which I am neither - but it is also beneficial for managing stress and general pain, as well as a host of other ailments. I figured I would try it out, why not, right?
|They said the pain would be a 3 out of 10. I think that was fairly accurate - they are small needles, but they're still made of steel. No one yelled out who was having it done so you can gauge it from there.|
P.S. I am hopefully going to China in 2013 as part of the end of my MBA program, so there will be more on that.