I recently attended a wellness event where I first discovered WTHN, a new acupuncture spot in Flatiron that caters to your needs. I’ve always steered clear of acupuncture because of my fear of needles, but I decided to give it a shot and the result was almost immediate.
My first experience with acupuncture was considered a “mini-session” and it was done at the wellness event. I indicated to the acupuncturist that I had chronic neck pain. Three needles placed in my right hand and suddenly my neck pain disappeared without a trace. I was really shocked, amazed, and sold. From there I knew I had to go back and give the whole thing a shot.
I scheduled my appointment online easily. On a Friday after work, I arrived for my appointment and was greeted by a friendly receptionist who checked me in and offered tea or water. She showed me
I was soon greeted by my acupuncturist, Karen, who walked me into a closed curtain room and talked to me about my issues. I’ve been having chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain and have not
After getting a sense of my concerns and how to tackle them, she asked to check my tongue (which I thought was weird) but apparently, she can tell that I was having some indigestion. Once we were set, I undressed leaving my undergarments and laid face down on the heated bed underneath a blanket.
Karen, knowing it was my first time, took gentle care to explain to me exactly what she was doing and kept checking in that I was comfortable. She placed needles along my spine and some others in particular points in my legs, arm, and neck. The needles really didn’t feel like much. Some spots were more tender than others, but overall no discomfort! After needle placement, she put noise cancelling headphones on my ears and left the room for me to enjoy a guided meditation and sound therapy.
I was so comfortable and zen that I drifted to sleep and completely forgot I had needles all over my body.
Karen came back and slowly removed the needles one-by-one. Interestingly enough, some needles were harder to retrieve than others (we joked that they didn’t want to leave). After the session, I was so relaxed and pain-free that I went back to the waiting area to sip some more tea. On the table, there was a sample of Tiger Nuts which I decided to spontaneously try. I fell in love with them and they are, to date, my favorite healthy snack.
I highly recommend you visit WTHN if you’re in NY. First session was $65. I was sold after day one, so I signed up for the WTHNsinder membership that offers sessions at $75 each with complimentary cupping and LED therapy. Otherwise, regular sessions after the first are $85 a pop.
Disclaimer: This post was in no way sponsored by WTHN or anyone. I just wanted to share my overall experience with you! I have no photos of my session because I really wanted to immerse myself in the experience and not have “blogger/