I haven’t had surgery since I was 17 and even then it was pretty minor, topical stuff. As I turned 40 it became clear that some heftier surgery was in order. I was told I had endometrosis among other issues. So, they wanted to fill me up with air and go rooting around inside my gut to figure it all out and get rid of any aberrant growing tissue. I tried to ignore it but the day before, I started to panic. I was really scared. Luckily, I had an acupuncture appointment scheduled and I could get some pre surgery acupuncture.
What are the benefits of pre surgery acupuncture?
I experienced, and am experiencing quite of few. Here are the wonders of pre surgery acupuncture:
- Sense of Calm: Immediately I was calm and at ease about the procedure. I relaxed that night and had a dreamless sleep. However, the calm melted into the next day. At the hospital, I had no anxiety. I was chipper and went under quick and easy.
- Immune Boost: I had been treating myself extra kind the last month. However, I was happy to have the added immune boosting benefits of pre surgery acupuncture. Hospitals can be dirty places where you can go away with more bugs than when you walked in.
- Less pain: This is the great part. I have had very little pain. Shockingly, I only took one Vicodin out of a bottle of 30. I just didn’t need it. I took some Ibuprofen for a couple days but I have had little to no pain. Amazing.
- Faster recovery: Another great benefit of pre surgery acupuncture I witnessed first hand. I had the surgery on a Friday and was back to work on Monday. I was wearing some loose clothes but I was there and in good spirits.
My best advice is to nip your surgery problems and complications in the bud. Get a little pre surgery acupuncture and save your a lot of hassle later.