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I Tried Acupuncture For The First Time To Help With Stress And Anxiety, And It Exceeded My Expectations

It was nothing like I expected, and I loved it!

Hi! I'm Fabiana, a 27-year-old woman trying to navigate life the best I can while dealing with life's stresses and anxieties like everyone else.

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In my life, I am sort of always looking for ways to improve my mental health. Currently I attend weekly therapy sessions, I've worked hard to implement (and stick to) morning and nighttime routines, and I keep as active of a lifestyle as I can.

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Acupuncture is the use of hair-thin needles to pinpoint specific areas on the body to treat pain or tension the body may be experiencing at that time, according to Mayo Clinic.

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For my first acupuncture experience, I booked an appointment at Ora, a luxury acupuncture space in NYC.

When I arrived at Ora for my appointment a few weeks later, I was in awe of how beautiful the space was.

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Once in the room, I was told to change into a towel that velcroed around my body and wait for my acupuncturist to come into the room for a brief consultation.

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Ten minutes later, I was told to lay on my back and take deep breaths as the needles were inserted.

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After all of the needles were inserted, James instructed me to stay in this position for the next 20–25 minutes to let them do their magic.

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James removed all of the needles and asked me about my experience. After that, I took my time changing back into my clothes before heading to the front sitting area for some water.

Have you ever tried acupuncture? Tell us in the comments below!