I gradually changed my life
That got me thinking. I gradually started to get more interested in health and wellness. I started learning martial arts, tai chi, and qigong from video tapes and books. I changed my diet. I started meditating. My life gradually changed for the better. I got stronger mentally and physically. I had more energy and a more positive outlook. These are habits that are still in place in my life today. I’m constantly working on refining my lifestyle to cultivate optimal health and wellbeing.
I became interested in helping others after seeing some of my friends and family becoming sick, getting injured, and passing on. Everyone around me seemed to be suffering in some way. I wanted to be able to help ease the suffering of those around me.
Learning about holistic health modalities
I began seeking different health modalities. I began looking at nutrition, massage therapy, herbology, reiki, and qigong. I had made my mind up not to look into acupuncture because of my fear of needles. This changed when I was suffering from a lot of stress, started to develop heart palpitations, and had difficulty sleeping. I figured I would bite the bullet and try acupuncture.
I was super nervous going in for a treatment. The acupuncturist showed me how small the needles were and that set me at ease a little bit. I still wasn’t sure how it would affect me though, so I was still afraid. The needles didn’t hurt and I felt so relaxed—I even fell asleep.
Acupuncture improved my sleep and my eyesight!
After the treatment, I felt amazing! I couldn’t remember ever having felt so relaxed and happy. When I drove home, I noticed that my eyesight had improved. I was able to see road signs much more clearly. Everything seemed brighter and more vibrant. These effects on my vision lasted for about 3 days. I was surprised since she didn’t use any acupuncture points near my eyes. On top of this, my heart palpitations never came back and my sleeping problems completely resolved. I was sold.