Acupuncture and Cupping

**OBVIOUSLY DON’T LOOK IF NEEDLES FREAK YOU OUT LOL**

Recently I got invited to try something I’ve never done before; acupuncture. It’s something I’ve always been interested in and I love natural remedies and treatments. I was naturally quite nervous but was excited to learn about this old ancient Chinese technique.

I had my treatment with the lovely Soreh, based at the Tree of Life Center on Portland Road, and I felt very at ease with her. Her links will be below if you want to make an appointment. One thing to note, though, is that acupuncture isn’t a one off treatment and if you have an issue you want to tackle- you’ll need to go to regularly. The treatment room was lovely and calming and smelt very relaxing.

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We started by having an in-depth consultation about my health, lifestyle, diet and things I wanted to tackle. We decided the main things were my psoriasis (a stress and immune-related skin condition) , anxiety and tension in my jaw (NOT good for a singer).

She put 2 needles in my ears, for the spleen and the stress point (for anxiety), 2 in my jaw, 2 on my knees (for psoriasis)  one in the centre of the head (for stress relief) and 2 in the ankles (energy levels). It involves small needles being pressed into the skin. You feel a slight pull, like a muscle tensing then it relaxes completely.

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When I was there she also tried cupping on me, it’s a Chinese method to promote healing and mobilising blood flow. She used a moving cup- a hand held small glass suction cup. There are also larger ones that use fire to suction to the skin.

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Does it hurt? Not at all, but you can feel it. A SLIGHT pinch feeling, nowhere near like an injection. The needles are so so tiny.

Does it work? It’s been proven to work to cure anxiety, depression, back pains, skin conditions and fertility problems but like previously mentioned you need to go regularly to see real results. I did feel instantly relaxed though and it was very inspiring.

Sorehs Website: http://www.sorehlevy.com/

Sorehs Email: acupuncture@sorehlevy.com

Hope you’ve enjoyed todays post as it’s something different for me. I really enjoyed this experience and I’ll be keeping it up!

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4 Comments

  1. 21st November 2016 / 5:56 pm

    Wonderful! Acupuncture has been life changing for me. Consistency is key for sure. Do you think you’ll keep going?

    • thebrightoner
      21st November 2016 / 6:03 pm

      Yeah I’ll defiantly keep it up I wanna see results! I noticed my jaw was more relaxed instantly xx

  2. The New Old Fashioned Girl
    1st December 2016 / 4:56 pm

    I did acupuncture for my headaches and found it to be quite ineffective. they used an electric pules which was both weird and uncomfortably. I have heard such wonderful things about it, so I hope it works for you.
    The New Old Fashioned Girl

    • thebrightoner
      1st December 2016 / 4:57 pm

      Yeah I think it depends on the person! Maybe try someone else? Thank you xx

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