I was so nervous on the day before acupuncture treatment at Hejitang TCM 和濟堂! Being a first timer, this is absolutely normal.
After filling out my particulars, I was called into the consultation room. I asked for the female doctor, Dr. Chen Ying Chen during appointment booking. During consultation, she asked me about my current condition/problems so that she can guide me. I mentioned about the back pain I’m having these few weeks due to uncomfortable working chair and I changed from desktop to netbook. She explained that having a tall frame, I should adjust my chair accordingly to suit my height.
She also mentioned that everyone’s reaction towards acupuncture is different. Some will feel numb, some will feel like electric shock. She even explained the structure of an acupuncture needle. An acupuncture needle will slide into our flesh as soon as it is inserted so there’s no force needed. She also suggested I exercise regularly (I’m a lazy bum).
Then suddenly, the stuff she told me sounds like advising me about life as if she knew I’m struggling about it. Among the things she said:
- You’re still young, move and exercise while you still can.
- Explore more things, try more types of exercises. Then, you will know which one you like most.
- OK I forgot the rest. LOL!
Acupuncture @ Hejitang TCM 和濟堂
When she poked in the needles, it really felt like some mild electric shock. She asked me to focus on my breathing and it got easier. She did constantly ask me whether I’m OK with the pain and I assured her in a confident tone (I’m so good in pretending tough!). After waiting for 20 minutes with the needles on, finally it’s time to remove them. Next is the cupping treatment. The warm air from the cupping stimulates the skin, and the suction coaxes blood to the area which promotes localised healing. The chi is warmed and starts to flow freely down the meridians. I was left there with the cups for 5 minutes. I don’t understand why it needs to be left for so long though. I’ve tried cupping my stomach when it’s bloated and I’ll remove the cup as soon as the suction stopped (this method is taught by my grandma).
Anyway, the receptionist informed us that we’ll get 30% discount for next visit and the normal price is RM 38.50 so it’ll be RM 27 after discount! Quite affordable!
Jalan Jejaka, Taman Maluri, 55100 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-9205 1723
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Tue: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wed: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm