It is helping me
I just started about 6 weeks ago and I believe it is making a great deal of difference. I do not have social anxiety however, I have anxiety and panic attacks while driving. Before I started the acupuncture, I was not able to drive out of town, only here locally where I live. I know this sounds weird but after only two treatments, I drove 45 minutes out of town through a winding road that I was not able to drive through before. The acupuncturist said it should not work this quickly so maybe it's mind over matter?? Here' what happened:
My husband and I are building a home in the mountains. We travel between our present city home to the mountains every week to work on our property. I had tried once before driving from the building site home, but I didn't get 10 minutes down the winding steep road before I had the shakes and had to turn back. One day, after two treatments with the acupuncture, we were at the building site and my husband noticed he forgot a tool he left at home. He didn't want to stop working so I said I would try driving it but for him not to expect me to be able to make it. He said, okay, and so I left. I kept expecting the shakes, the tightness in the chest, the feeling of panic... but to my utter surprise and delight, it simply did not happen. I drove all the way home, got the tool, and drove all the way back with no problems at all! I thought I was cured and couldn't figure out why it just went away. I did not even think about the acupuncture treatments, because I was told it would take a while to work.
Then I got the flu and was very sick and missed two weeks of acupuncture. I got in my car when I was over the flu and attempted to drive 45 minutes in the other direction to a mall. After only 15 minutes, the shakes came on and I had to turn back. I was so disappointed.
I started the acupuncture again because I'm over the flu and have had two treatments. Guess what. I drove to the mall the other day. It was a bit scary in this one part, but I was able to get through it. I cannot think of anything I have been doing differently except the acupuncture. So for me I'm convinced that it is working and very quickly. At least, so far, like I said I've only had 5 treatments.
This is all true, I would not lie to anyone. I know how horrible anxiety and panic feels.
Try it. It just might work for you. I am very pleased so far. The needles hurt just a teensy bit when they put them in, do not hurt at all once they are in and I only have about 15 needles inserted. It I not uncomfortable. I lay in a dark quiet room, listen to meditation music, and walk out of there feeling wonderful.
Last edited by jangled; 03-12-2015 at 08:51 AM.