I told you all last Tuesday that I was going for my very first acupuncture appointment! Well, I went, but we didn't start the acupunctures... Dr. Elson just spent some time getting to know me, so I got lots of pets, scratches and a nice massage for a whole hour! He got lots of Corbin smoochies in return. Needless to say, it didn't calm me down much.
So, he asked the momma if we'd be able to come back on Sunday... and that's what we did. We went back on Sunday. It was real quiet at the vets office and Dr. Elson spent some more time giving me good scratches before we started. I didn't care much about the needles going in... they didn't bother me.
What. The. Heck.
But, I really didn't settle down and I was still very anxious and, well.... kind of cracker dog crazy. The momma and Dr. Elson tried all sorts of relaxing things, but I just wasn't having any of it. We stayed for about an hour, and gave it a real good shot... but it just wasn't meant to be.
There were about 18 total in my back, legs and head.
Dr. Elson did manage to get in quite a few needles. He was surprised they stayed in for as long as they did with all my jumping and wiggling and crazy dog ways.
But, he said with all my activity and inability to relax, acupuncture just isn't the path for me to head down right now. Oh well, can't say we didn't try! The momma was pretty bummed because she's heard such great things about how much acupuncture helped... but I guess I'm just THAT special! Dr. Elson did recommend a supplement for me to try that will help with my circulation. He thinks my body could use some help with circulating my blood and he was hoping the acupuncture would help that. He said it could be a cause for my heart problem, skin ichy allergies and my anxiety. The anxiety is something that's recently developed since all my ouchies started and the vet became a mean and scary place (besides seeing my girlfriends). So, maybe we'll try acupuncture another time, but as for now... no needles in this Corbin!
Not the face of acupuncture.