A patient, coming for a long standing pain condition, was discussing with me how they were feeling after their second session today.
What moved me wasn't that the pain had diminished (from 9/10 to 2/10, which made us both happy!), but that they felt a deep sense of peace. Something they hadn't felt in a very long time. Living with chronic health imbalances can leave us tense, agitated, worn down - how lovely to leave those feelings behind. Acupuncture affects the whole person.
(These swallows are from my clinic room, patients love to watch them while they relax)