Many weeks ago, I hurt my knee somehow. Maybe I caught the frisbee one too many times, I don’t know. But now, my doctor thinks that I have a partial ACL tear, and she recommended acupuncture treatment to help me feel better. I know that I don’t like Tramadol, so I was willing to try anything, even getting pins stuck in my flesh.
I was nervous at first. It seemed like such an odd thing to do, sticking pins in my skin and all. The doctor had to help me calm down. But once I did, and all of the pins were in the right places, suddenly I felt a real sense of relief. I went “ahhhhh!” and everyone heard me let out a big sigh.
Within a day or two of treatment, my limp got better. Mom says she sees a big difference in the way I walk, Dad says he doesn’t really notice it as much. I know that I don’t need tramadol as much, and definitely want to do this again, as soon as we are able to get back down to Durango, about a 3 hour drive from here. Mom says she has to save her pennies too, because the next treatment will be about $65.
Heck, I’ll go get a job if I have to pay for another round, this animal acupuncture thing is great! I highly recommend it if you are dealing with some kind of chronic pain as well.