As an acupuncturist, two of the most common questions I get are:
1) Do you get acupuncture yourself?
2) Do you treat yourself with acupuncture?
The answers? YES! And kind of..
I absolutely get acupuncture. I enjoy and look forward to my treatments. I currently get acupuncture for stress management, prevention and immunity, and my overall well-being.
Do I do these treatments to myself? Honestly, not usually. While it's possible to do some self-care treatments to myself, I much prefer going to another practitioner. I can reach and treat my feet and legs, so when my knee acts up after a run I might do a mini local treatment. But when I'm looking for the full effect, I opt for a full body treatment from someone else.
I consider my maintenance treatments an important part of my self-care protocol, and enjoy the opportunity to relax completely!