Have you been wondering can you perform acupuncture on yourself at home? Well, the answer is yes you can.
You obviously can’t hit as many acupuncture points as safely and effectively as if a trained and certified Acupuncturist was performing the acupuncture on you.
However, you can definitely still help yourself heal and feel better with self-acupuncture.
When do I perform Acupuncture on myself at home?
If I ever have a headache. Also, If I feel sluggish and need a rest as I think I may have depression or anxiety creeping in. Mainly it’s because my Hiatal Hernia is playing up.
How do I give myself an Acupuncture treatment at home?
I will grab my bag of Acupuncture needles and Alcohol wipes that I keep with me in my medicine drawer. (I do believe they should teach Acupuncture at school, at a basic level, and every house should have an acupuncture kit), and get needling into myself.
Who should learn how to give themselves Self-Acupuncture?
Everyone who is interested in learning Acupuncture and has the time to learn should be encouraged to learn this Ancient Chinese Medicinal craft. It really is incredibly fascinating. Acupuncture is not something where you can just ‘buy the needles, and off you go’ – Acupuncture can be lethal if you do not know what you are doing, You will need to be trained in performing Acupuncture.
Why should a person learn to give themselves Acupuncture treatments at home?
If a person takes the time to study Acupuncture they can then treat themselves at home. But it doesn’t stop there. They can also treat their friends and family at home too.
You will no longer have to just settle for acupressure when you can learn to do acupuncture on yourself. Acupuncture points and acupressure points are the same and are serviced from the same Chinese medicine textbooks, however, it is much superior to learn how to do acupuncture on yourself rather than just acupressure.
I give myself acupuncture all the time. it makes me feel a lot better, and it’s so easy!
Is giving yourself an Acupuncture treatment just as good as having an Acupuncturist perform the treatment on you?
Not usually. However one of the best Acupuncture sessions I’ve ever had was when I was sick with food poisoning whilst traveling as a Digital Nomad in Manila, Philippines. This then turned into a Kidney infection and when taking the Clarithromycin to treat it. I truly didn’t know if I was Arthur or Marthur. I was not well. I was so sick, and so far from feeling like my usual bouncy, and energetic self who is capable of being a podcast host.
I remember getting up the courage and finding the strength and energy to put the Acupuncture needles into my ‘Special Self-Acupuncture points’ I use when I need a good ‘pick-me-up’.
At what points did I place the Acupuncture needles into my own skin?
- Liver 3 x 2
- Stomach 36 x 2
- Liver 4 x 2
- Large Intestine 11 x 2
- Yin Tao – Between eyebrows, above the nose (Third-Eye)
- Baihui (DU20) – Top of head
Within minutes of resting my head on the pillow, after placing these 10 needles in, I felt all this energy buzzing around my body and an unbelievable, and the incredible feeling of levitation. I felt as if I had left my body and somehow floating on top of it 1-2 meters above in the air. I’ve had this feeling a few times during acupuncture but this time the feeling was so intense.
After this session, I felt it was the turning point in my recovery from the bout of food poisoning from hell. for times like these, I truly believe Acupuncture should be bought to the attention of much more people. I hope more and more people learn acupuncture and gain the ability to give themselves Acupuncture treatments at home also.