If you follow me on Instagram or you work with me you might know that I’m suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
You might know this condition as the “selfie wrist”. This is a result of Kim Kardashian also being recently diagnosed with this syndrome.
According to most results on Google the prospects of a cure are not great. Many people have to go through an operation to fix it. And that’s something I’d like to avoid.
On the NHS these things take time anyway so I am trying an alternative solution.
Google says acupuncture can help. Great, I absolutely hate needles. But scalpels are even more scary! So needles it is I guess.
I’m not too bad at handling pain but this thing is no joke. For me to let someone use me as a human pin cushion I need to be “dying”. Trust me.
Consultation day came along and I was ready to discuss a possible treatment and go home with an appointment booked in a few days. That’s not how it went though.
Dr. Yang was ready to get those needles to work!
Nine needles in and I was left to “rest” for around half an hour! It felt like hours! Not that it is specially painful but it’s not great either as you can feel them. Also I couldn’t move which made it even harder.
When it was time to remove them I was so happy it was all over. Except, it wasn’t!
It seems that cupping could also help me so I got some glass cups sucking my arms like some vicious animals! For five minutes straight. Now that was painful.
Once that was over the lovely assistant massaged my arms vigorously. Again not the nicest massage ever. Not painless either.
One hour of pure torture went past. Bought some “plasters” and Chinese pills, booked my next appointment and left with a lighter wallet and bruised arms.
I must say that I feel less pain now (if we exclude the bruised areas) so maybe all the pain is actually worth it?
Have you ever done acupuncture? Do you have any questions? Feel free to use the comment box or to DM me on Instagram.
If I take long to respond please don’t be upset as typing can be painful at times so I’m trying not to overdo it.