While I was in Florida last month, in a quest to control some back pain I was having, I went to an acupuncturist for the first time. I figured that while I was at it, I may as well use it as a opportunity to go off the medication I was taking for the prevention of migraines that was a)very expensive, b)causing me memory loss, and c)causing my hair to fall out (!!!). It's sad to say that "c" bothered me more than both "a" and "b" put together. Vain, I know. I thought that I could use the benefits of acupuncture to taper off this medicine and hopefully not get the dreaded auras and floaters that can become a daily occurrence without it.
For the most part, I think it helped, though by the time I got back to Dublin I was over a week without the acupuncture and got a migraine 4 days in a row. If you know what this is like, you feel sorry for me. If you don't, well, you should. So I looked on the Acupuncture Foundation's website and found someone close to me. I made the appointment for last Friday.
Holy moly was she great! I liked the acupuncturist I saw in Florida, but in all honesty, this new acupuncturist here in Dublin blew her out of the water. First, she spent well over an hour asking me about my history and symptoms. Then she gave me the needle treatment (which didn't hurt a bit), and then when it was done she put these little seed things on my ears to press on to keep headaches at bay. And not only that, but when I mentioned that I was out of work, she knocked a few euro off her rates. And guess what? I haven't had a migraine since. I'm going back tomorrow for maintenance, and I am so thankful that I found someone this good.
So if any of my Dublin readers are considering acupuncture, I recommend Stephanie at Fairview Acupuncture.