As a chronic pain patient, my pain management specialist suggested I try acupuncture. I resisted for years, mostly because my insurance doesn’t cover any part of it. That objection broke down when I realized my insurance doesn’t cover much of anything anymore. With a $2,000 deductible, and all kinds of convenient loopholes to avoid applying the full amount of any appointment toward it, all I really have insurance for is the possibility of a catastrophic event involving the ICU.
I also heard mixed reviews from people who have tried acupuncture. For some, they felt it did nothing. For others, it helped, but was not a primary tool in their pain management regimen. A few said it made a dramatic difference.
I’ve been going to acupuncture for 10 months now, and I want to give you more information to help you decide if it’s for you.