The room is darkened, and flute music plays softly. Then I barely feel the first stick.
needles are very tiny, just the thickness of a few hairs — not at all
the vast implement some people think of when they envision acupuncture.
the third stick, I feel an overwhelming desire to close my eyes. A
fourth stick, and I am left alone — just me, the needles and the low hum
of Southland Drive traffic outside. Fifteen minutes later, my eyes open
and the perpetual knot between my shoulders has untangled.
this very minor acupuncture experience, Kathleen Fluhart read the
pulses corresponding to various organs and body systems on each arm. She
read the pulses before and after the treatment by gently pressing
various points around the wrist and lower arm.
undergoing a full acupuncture treatment, the experience might involve
several treatments with the one-use, variable-size needles — one size
for digestive problems, say, one for pain and one "seasonal" treatment,
which is a sort of tune-up for all body systems that Fluhart recommends
that patients receive five times a year.
Source - Kentucky.com