It is day 6 since my initial acupuncture visit. Time will tell the full story but my hot flash frequency has been less since the treatment. Also, they are more predictable. My first flash of the day is between 5:50 and 6:10 pm. I have an alarm set on my phone to remind me to take a few nutritional supplements (I take most of them in the morning). I find that my 6pm hot flash is a good reminder! I have continued to have hot flashes at night but fewer of them and for the most part they are less intense and shorter. I have gotten one hot flash each night that leaves me in a puddle of sweat but it doesn’t last that long. The intensity of it is actually greater than before acupuncture.

My energy level is noticeably higher this week but this could just be part of my normal post-operative healing process since it has been 5 weeks since TRAM reconstruction.

I have another appointment tomorrow so I will keep you posted. I really didn’t expect to experience any change at this point so I am quite intrigued.

The Weekly Cup of Qi has a post today about what to expect during one’s first acupuncture appointment. It meshes with my first experience exactly so I encourage you to read it if you are interested in learning more about what happens during an acupuncture visit.