acupuncture mat vs. acupuncturist

acupuncture mat vs. acupuncturist

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Since: Mar 10

Bellmore, NY

#1 Mar 15, 2010
I've had back pain for 4 months now because of constant stresses I placed upon my body training jui jitsu. I would workout 2x a day, 6 days a week and do competitions twice a month. This put a toll on my body. I started seeing an acupuncturist twice a week and got a quick but short lived relief from back pain. Each visit to an acupuncturist cost me $90 so you can say a toll on my wallet was taken.
During competition week in Europe I noticed a shop having a small mat with little plastic spikes on them. I was told this was an acupuncture mat for back pain. It was priced in euros, which converted to U.S. dollars was $80.
When I got back to the states I researched acupuncture mats and came across Nayoya which makes the nayoya acupuncture mat. Their price was between $40 and $45 which was half the price of the mats in Europe. The mat arrived 3 days later.
The first thing i noticed about the mat was how light it was. It felt almost lighter then a pair of jeans. I started using the mat after training and also before bed. I started out doing 20 minute sessions and noticed immediate benefits of extreme relaxation and sleepiness. The first night I had great sleep and woke up feeling very well rested. I started using the mat for 45 minutes 2x a day to test out its full benefits. Slowly the pain in my lower back started leaving and now it is almost gone. Another benefit of the nayoya acupuncture mat I noticed was that I started having uninterrupted sleep for a full 8-9 hrs per night as opposed to the 6 hrs of sleep i would be getting on average prior to use of the mat.

The benefits of acupuncture mat vs acupuncturist is definitely the price. One visit to the acupuncturist ran me $90 per visit and with visits 2x a week that's $180 per week. The Nayoya mat cost me $40 and has unlimited uses whether 2-3x a day of even 3x a week the low price beats going to an acupuncturist plus it's benefits seem greater, at least from my experience with it.

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#2 Mar 24, 2010
interesting
Hashim

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

#3 Mar 27, 2011
read mrcp ii made easy to understand acupuncture

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