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I just jumped into this world of TCM, energies, chakras, third eye, holistic therapies and this New Age movement and it looks amazing. To cut to the chase I've dealt with anxiety, depression and stress for 10+ years and have tried exercising, diet changes, trying new hobbies, and popping pills as a means to ending this frustration. I decided to try acupuncture to kick start this holistic therapy regime and wanted to share my experience because I'm really confused as to what happened on my first appointment. So here we go.
Initial appointment I was asked questions why I decided to try acupuncture and what I would like cured. I explained my concerns but one thing to mention - I thought my tongue and pulse was going to be analyzed but my practicioner never did - does it matter?
Needles were inserted, she did some energy work, said she'll be back to check up on me. It's about 10 or 15 minutes in with the needles stuck in me and my impatient self was annoyed I didn't feel anything. From what I've read some people feel immediate responses and others not until several sessions later. I stared into the ceiling and all of the sudden I felt a ball of energy hovering over me circling towards my feet and rushing back just above my head... over and over and over for a few minutes. [You know when you close your eyes and someone shines a flashlight in your face you get all of those red bubbles and halos? Every time the ball of energy approached my head, all of those bubbles and halos appeared in my field of vision.] After I didn't feel the ball of energy anymore, my whole body started to get really hot.
My practicioner came in not too long after and removed the needles. I felt out of it and her explaining to me the herbal supplements I should take went right over my head. I also had a headache around my third eye spot for several hours afterwards. I tried explaining to my practicioner what I felt but she squinted her eyes and nodded and said I should come next week.
I'm going to go again next week but I'm confused as to what that ball of energy was and if I opened up my third eye? Or am I just imagining all of this? Any thoughts is greatly appreciated. I'm very new to this and was hoping for any possible explainations. Thank you!