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I have and at the time I thought I'd been fleeced. I wasn't 100% convinced that there was a major improvement. Saying that - I did feel much better and had the best nights' sleep I'd had for ages. So I went again and -whether it was placebo effect I have no idea - I started to really feel better.
It was for tension in the neck/shoulders and general stress/anxiety. I was told I had a lot of tension and knots in my neck.
I'd go again if I had the spare cash. Actually, I'd go for a proper massage. Depends what you want it for I suppose.
When I went she told me to lie down on the couch. She told me to describe how I was feeling, and then proceeded to insert some needles into my scalp. I immediately felt very heavy and relaxed, then she inserted two more and I felt even better and started giggling. I just couldn't help it. She hadn't warned me that this would happen and I didn't expect to feel like that at all, so it definitely did something.
I don't care, it made me feel amazing. I was nearly 42 weeks pregnant and thoroughly fed up, tired and miserable. I felt like a cloud afterwards, and went into labour the next day. I don't really attribute the labour onset to it (the sweep more like), but it did make me feel a whole lot nicer.
It isn't snake oil! Has well documented effects. I have had strong reactions to accupunture and as a pp said, my old dog had it (given by our vet) and it had a great effect on him, so worth trying I think.
I had it after problems conceiving. After first session I had the worst period-type pains I'd ever had, which must have been my ovaries cranking into action, because I then got pregnant immediately. I hadn't expected to have such a physical reaction to it.
Acupuncture got me out of a stress induced asthma rut. I had a course when I was twelve and had spent the previous 5 years off and on steroids. After acupuncture it was then 15 years before I needed steroids again. Another course sorted out another rut, when I was constantly struggling to breathe, had no energy and looked grey. After the first session I felt like my cheeks were burning, and everyone started commenting how I was looking much healthier. Definitely not snake oil.