Acupuncture helped my backaches, IBS, shoulder pain, headaches, infertility (hormonal imbalance) and even aided me to lose weight!! If you have a good, qualified practitioner who knows what they're doing, then it really doesn't hurt. You might just feel a pinch, but it goes away in a second. Nervousness and tension CAN attribute to the pain, though, just as with anyhting, if you're nervou, you'll tense up and feel pain. So just relax, and take a deep breath. If it's not right fo ryou, think abotu acupressure, it's the same thing, only without the needles....but I like acupuncture more.
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