I went to see TCM doctor for a lump in my breast. She diagnosed a hormonal imbalance and prescribed 12 sessions of acupuncture of which I have just completed number 9.
The lump has gone, and I enjoyed the sessions. I usually felt very relaxed afterwards but as if things were moving and healing inside me. For the last few sessions, the doctor has changed the acupuncture points, to a different meridian. After the needles go in, my right leg and foot often tingles and feels numb and deathly cold, especially in my toes. Once they are removed feeling returns in the leg.
I’ve also noticed since changing meridians, I feel very stressed and angry, and during the session today I felt terrible. I was really anxious, angry and upset, and even started crying because the bad feelings were so overwhelming.
I described all of this to the doctor, but she doesn’t seem overly concerned. Whilst I believe and trust her skills, she doesn’t speak great English, so communicating certain things is not so easy.
Is this a normal part of the healing process? I did feel cold/flu like symptoms after the first session, but it quickly went away and then I began to feel better.
The anxiety, stress and anger is very concerning to me and it makes me not want to go back. Does anyone have any advice or information regarding my symptoms?