As I awoke this morning to go to my weekly business meeting, I was slammed with excruciating pain in my neck and head as if a Mack truck had driven through my bedroom. You see, it was years of neck pain and migraines that brought me first to acupuncture myself and what has successfully taken it away. I was on a ton of ibuprofen just to get through my workday and I was only 24 years old. This I knew was not going to work over the long haul. After 6 treatments of acupuncture, my neck pain was gone and my migraines ceased to occur! So this morning was a surprise since I had been pain free for years. What had happened? Why today? Why is it back?
The answer was simple yet also complex. Hormones are active, just started increased training for triathlon season, predisposition for neck pain, exhaustion from the week and kids, and a glass of wine. As an acupuncturist, I am thankful to look at the whole body holistically. It’s not just one thing that causes injuries to occur and/or reoccur, it is usually a few issues that come together to create the perfect storm. Realizing this, a little chiropractic work and some acupuncture today will have me back on the bike tomorrow, surging over the hill in front of me.
So if you find yourself with a similar situation or condition, please consider acupuncture as a viable treatment that can help you get out of the perfect storm and back to enjoying the ride of life!