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Let me preface this by saying I had (kind of still do) a huge fear of needles from all the shots/blood type tests growing up. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Then I met acupuncture, and I knew I had to learn it and do it, but oh man I hated needles. In fact my fear of needles almost kept me from experiencing the benefits of acupuncture.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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When you learn acupuncture, your fellow students are practicing on you just as you are on them (aka LOTS of needles, 8 hour days, no experience and well… this doesn’t help the fear!)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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When I did my acupuncture training was also in the height of my body breaking down — but that’s another story for another day.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Every single needle hurt. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I actually had to opt out of receiving a bunch because my nervous system just couldn’t handle hundreds of needles for 8 hours day!⠀

FAST FORWARD TO MY PRESENT DAY FEELINGS ABOUT ACUPUNCTURE⠀⠀

Present day: I now literally ask the girls to leave them in LONGER when they come to take them out. I’m obsessed with the benefits of acupuncture — for pain, for facial rejuvenation, the list goes on and on.⠀⠀⠀⠀
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So… why I’m sharing this? If you’ve been avoiding the benefits of acupuncture for fear of needles here’s what I learned through my personal experience:⠀

3 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ACUPUNCTURE⠀⠀

1. If you’ve had acupuncture before and did not like it, remember, it is an ART as much as it is a TOOL, so practitioner’s needling, choice of points, dose (how many are put in and how long you’re left on them) and brand of needles all matter!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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2. When they get the right points, move over CBD, your nervous system would actually LOVE it (it makes your body relax as if you’ve taken a sedative or a pain killer or what we call at The Movement Boutique “acu-stoned”)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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3. If you’re afraid of medical needles, acupuncture needles are like 1/100th the size! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Plus, here at TMB, we do a little needle insertion distraction technique when we put them in to make it even more comfy.⠀Once you realize that acupuncture doesn’t hurt, once that fear of needles dissipates, you can start to enjoy the benefits of acupuncture for pain relief.
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So tell me, what’s your experience with needles?

WATCH A FACIAL REJUVENATION ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT DEMO AT TMB!