Submitted By: hopeful1
Thank you, in advance, for any thoughts towards my post.
I was treated by acupuncture successfully for one year for anxiety symptoms and immune boosting. Then, after a severe chiropractic injury (following several chiropractic cervical adjustments), I was left with "cervicogenic dizziness," "chronic trigger points," and "migraines." All MRIs and MRAs are normal; no arterial damage. The muscles in my head, throat, neck, and shoulders are all very tight from the repetitive (now in aftersight unnecessary) chiropractic treatments in the absence of massage. Since then, I have been receiving myofascial release massage for one year.
After the chiropractic injury, when I returned to the acupuncturist to treat the anxiety and immune system, the strangest thing happened: the needles where in the original, effective places as usual (pre-injury) but this time my throat and neck muscles tightened during the treatment to the point of great discomfort. (When the neck muscles tighten, dizziness ensues, and when the throat tightens I have swallowing issues). The acupuncturist removed the needles, and tried treating the neck throat only, but was overall not sure about that reaction from my body. I returned once more for anxiety and immune treatment, but the throat and neck/shoulders all tightened immensely.
I really still do need help with anxiety and immunity; is there a way to be treated with acupuncture without aggravating/tightening these muscles? (I do not respond well to using needles combined with electric currents.) The acupuncturists who I have gone to, and I have described the problem, just come up with a question mark on their faces...
As I am hoping to return to an acupuncturist for anxiety/immune, as a patient, what information can I present to best help the acupuncturist to help me?
Thank you again.