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Another Try at Acupuncture

Another Try at Acupuncture

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Roz@weightingfor50

    HI Lisa. Glad this acupuncture experience was better than the first. And big yay for leftovers!!! Your cat is simply ADORABLE!!!! LOVE the photos!!!! Take care, hope today is a good day!!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Roz! He is the light of my life. 😀

  2. Lisa @ I'm an Okie

    I’ve never tried acupuncture, but I’m certainly not against trying.

    and that guac. I want some.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I really had a positive experience this time. I would definitely do it again.

      The guacamole was extra spicy. We added a bit too much garlic. LOL

  3. shelby

    Does Fat Kitty have greenish eyes? How handsome!

    I have never done acupuncture. I don’t like needles. I know you can’t really feel them, but…still.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      He has beautiful green eyes!

  4. Christo

    Lisa, what questions would you suggest for someone to ask before, during and aftet a session? And I’ve been meaning to ask, did you like Dallas or Austin better?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Hey Christi! Those are great questions.

      I asked the therapist before how acupuncture works–like the theories behind it. She said that for example if I was having skin issues (acne, dermatitis, psoriasis etc) than she would put the needles in the spleen area because they are connect. Asking questions about how it worked made me feel more informed about my session.

      After the session I asked her about stretches I could do and what other kinds of treatments I could do to for the issues I went in for. She was very open and showed me lots of stretches I could do. She also recommended a Chinese herb for insomnia.

      I think the biggest tip is to be very honest and open with the therapist about what your issues are. A lot of things are connected. Like digestive issues can be related to skin issues, etc.

      As for Texas–we had a great time! I definitely liked Austin much better than Dallas. Austin felt comfortable to me. I fit in there. Dallas, not so much. 🙂

  5. Christie

    I’ve never done the acupuncture before!! I would be nervous but would love the relief.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I was nervous the first time too but it wasn’t bad. It doesn’t hurt.

  6. Jill

    So glad you had a good experience this time. I have never tried it before, but am very interested. I have headaches, insomnia and plantar faciitus that I would be interested in seeing if acupuncture would work for my issues. I would be interested in hearing more from you on the lasting effects. Are you planning on going again?
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I think you should try it. If you’re on the fence, get the Living Social/Groupons for acupuncture in your area. That’s what I did and I plan to do it again. It’s the only way I can really afford it. Acupuncture isn’t covered by my insurance.

      I will definitely do it again. I have seen a difference since Monday. My sacrum issues are resolved. I’ve been able to sleep two nights in a row now with no sleep aids. I don’t know how long it will last.

  7. Samantha

    That’s so awesome Lisa! I’m so glad it went better this time. I have always be interested in acupunture but have never tried it.
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  8. eleah

    I’ve never made my cat dance before.. she would probably bite my face off it I tried that.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Fat Kitty loves attention and love no matter what, so he’s ok. My other kitty, Maya, is scared of everything so she’d be horrified if I tried to dance with her. 🙂

  9. Julie

    oh my! Those enchiladas look amazing!
    That top pic of your cat is too funny. I miss my cat 🙁
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m sorry about your kitty. 🙁 I can’t imagine my kitties not being in my life.

  10. Leah @ L4L

    I love acupuncture. I go once a month now. Wish I could afford to go more regularly though! My first experience was terrible (I passed out from needle shock) but this new guy is fantastic. He tells me what each needle is for and where it is working and what it is doing – I love learning about it! I usually end up falling asleep on the table!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I didn’t have a bad experience with the needles the first time, per se, just the process and environment. This was much better. This therapist also had me take a deep breath with each needle prick. It was very relaxing!

  11. Amanda - RunToTheFinish

    I actually tried acupuncture for the first time last year and was amazed and the emotional benefits. I think for injuries it takes multiple sessions…but I really and truly had more energy and felt happier after one sessions
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I had the same experience this time. I left with a feeling of euphoria. I definitely felt much better and happier in general. It was pretty amazing.

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