As of today, I have completed 7 acupuncture sessions that I initially began almost three weeks ago in order to find relief from knee pain. It is important to note, that I received a synvisc shot just over three weeks ago too. Prior to acupuncture, I was unable to bend my knee without lots of pain. At that time, keeping it immobile hurt just as much as moving it. I can report today that I have had no pain in my knee for nine days. None. Zip. Nada. The swelling in my knee, calf, and ankle have been gone for over two weeks. I know that the synvisc is helping, but the pain began to ease and fade well before the doctor told me that the shot would begin to work.
I'm entering the "maintenance" phase of acupuncture now, so my appointments are going to be 10 days apart and then moving to two weeks apart. I'm probably going to keep them going at a month apart from then on going forward. Not only has acupuncture helped my knee, but it has relieved the sinus issues caused by allergies, and some other miscellaneous issues that can pop up as they do for all of us. I must say that I am a believer! I can sleep without waking up from pain, walking is so much less painful (and exhausting), and I intend to go for my first, tentative run in over two months this week. Yaaaayyyy!!!!
I feel so much more energy now. I'm diving headfirst into a new project and have a new spring in my step for all the excitement.
Hope you are all well. Have a wonderful week!