Yesterday, I had the pleasure of vending at the Black Women’s Health Conference in conjunction with IWES Red Tent. IWES hosts several Red Tent events throughout the year, with a heavy focus on self care and wellness. They offered chair massages and acupuncture at today’s event and I opted to try the latter.

This is not my area of expertise, but I can add “my 2 cents” based on my experience. The process was a bit uncomfortable and in some areas a little painful. I did’t have all the needles done because the acu points for the lungs and areas that control anxiety and fear were painful. In the end, it was worth trying but I am not sure I would have ear accupuncture done again. Have you ever had acupuncture done? If so, what was your experience?


According to “Sixteenth century Chinese doctors believed that illness was due to an imbalance of energy in the body. In acupuncture, disposable, stainless steel needles are used to stimulate the body’s 14 major meridians, or energy-carrying channels, to resist or overcome illnesses and conditions by correcting these imbalances.”

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