I have been trying to add more self care to my life. My job can be stressful, not necessarily in my daily tasks but with the things I have to endure. I hear and see a lot of things that come through the systems. My supervisor is also a micro manager and the two together just wear me out. 

I work all day doing my best to be on top of things while fighting my vestibular disorder and keeping the supervisor pleased. I spend so much time worrying about all the things that need to be done at work and at home that It’s easy to forget about myself.

One of my recent purchases from amazon is an acupuncture mat. I have always wondered if acupuncture really works, so when I seen these mats and the fact they did not actually have “needles”, I wanted to give it a try. 

Well? What did I think?

I actually love it! 

It haa some really sharp plastic tips that do not pierce the skin but will cause some prickly pain. It’s not unbearable. My 10 year old nephew even tried it out. He though it was fun but not really understanding the whole point of it (no pun intended). 

I lay my bare back on it while leaned back in my recliner. At first there is a slight uncomfortable prickly feeling. Then it turns hot and numb. After a few minutes, I’m in a complete relax mode. I have even fell asleep on it. 

After a about 20 minutes, I take the mat away leaving my back with a burning feeling something equivalent to slight sunburn. This sensation last about 4 minutes then I'm back to normal. 

It’s certainly one of my favor things right now and use it about twice a week to relieve stress and tention.

Have you ever did acupuncture of any type?


  1. I haven't, but now I am intrigued! I'm glad it seems to be giving you a bit of relief.

  2. Yikes! That doesn't sound fun at all! js... But I'm glad it works for you! LOL!

  3. I have never heard of this thing. I don't think I need it, but it sure sounds interesting. BUT you said one thing I know about. I worked for a micro manager once and it about drove me crazy. I gave up a good job because of it, then later learned he was leaving just a little later. OUCH. I do hope this THING, will help, I sure can sympathize, i hope things lighten up for you...
    Love from across the muddy river...

  4. That's brilliant.. I have looked into acupuncture for various reasons and insurance not covering it makes it so expensive.. Didn't know there was an at home method. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I am a big fat baby but my husband swears by it! ;)