I would be most grateful for any advice which you can give. I have had 7/8 acupuncture treatments over tha last 4 months (primarily Five Element) for a chronic illness which cannot be treated by Western medicine (only pain medication & rest). Although my physical symptoms have improved (which I sought treatment for in the first place), a whole array of negative emotions and psychological problems have emerged. It seems to have brought back memories of a traumatic period which I went through many years ago. The depression is of the worst kind and the symptoms of an eating disorder have reappeared. My practitioner says that it is better out than in and to try and be strong. Things have been unbearable at times.
Can this happen with treatment? Or does this mean that it doesn't suit me? I am confused as I have had acupuncture in the past and it has always been a positive experience.
There has now been a long gap in my treatment and I am considering whether it is worth me continuing even though it was definitely helping with my physical pain etc.
Any advice which you are able to give will be greatly appreciated.