(couldn’t think of any other board where this would apply)
Recently, I’ve been having some trouble with my right glute muscles. They feel tight as hell, hurt like a son of a bitch, and stretching just seems to make it worse. I couldn’t figure out what the deal was, so I talked to this one guy on our speedskating team who does accupuncture, he told me that he could work on me. So after going to a massage therapist who did some myofascial release with no decrease in pain, I decided to take him up on his offer.
So I went over to his office yesterday and he basically told me that there were a few kinds of accupuncture and that he would be giving me the “athletic therapy” version. It was weird, a couple times he poked the needles in and then manually pushed them in farther and moved them around which resulted in my right leg twitching really quickly. And a bunch of other times, he stuck the needles in and I felt this heavy, dull type of pain which sorta took my breath away every time it happened.
How did it work? I actually feel better today, and I didn’t feel any pain this morning on the ice at practice, but thats probably attributed to the endorphins.
Has anybody else had an experience with accupuncture whether it be success or did nothing for you?