I had been experiencing a greater amount of stress and lower back pain in the past few months. And found that some of the more traditional methods of treatment were not as effective. So I gave acupuncture a try. I received 4 treatments while onboard. I noticed an almost immediate release of the pressure in my lower back. As the treatments continued, the stress was much less. The sessions were very relaxing and would recommend this to anyone looking for an alternative to traditional methods, such as medications.
First let me say I LOVE ACUPUNCTURE!!! No, I don’t love pain, I love that I can immediately feel relaxed and when the acupuncture session is over, I feel like I’ve had the best massage of my life! While living on the ship (Celebrity Century) performing, I felt anxiety, stress and sometimes just didn’t sleep well. I felt my body was unbalanced and was trying to adjust to an unfamiliar environment. As a dancer and gym nut, I am very in tune with my body and knew my body was “off.” Trying acupuncture with Jennifer for only the second time in my life began an experience and healing I’ll never forget. After the first two sessions I felt calmer, more centered and with the “heat” in my body, I felt cooler internally. Life wasn’t coming at me and affecting me as much as now, I could just handle moment by moment with more ease. My appetite changed for the better (craving healthier foods), my sleeping pattern changed to where I was sleeping soundly and feeling well rested as I woke up, and I just felt happier because I felt more grounded. The physical benefits were obvious, but the mental and emotional benefits were what had me convinced! I would say this is one of if not the best ways to heal and balance the body, after all it has been around for more than a thousand years!