My wife has suffered with severe allergies her whole life, and none of the prescriptions her doctors have provided gave any lasting relief. She began going to an acupuncturist a little over a year ago on the recommendation of a friend. I’m a bit of a skeptic, so I didn’t expect results from such an unusual field of medicine. Acupuncture seemed so foreign to me and more of a novelty than anything. However, after a few visits, she was able to reduce her allergy medicine and, eventually, quit taking the medicine altogether. I was surprised at the results – there was no doubt that she was feeling much better.
Fast forward to March 2007 (when we combined our finances): My wife quit going to the acupuncturist because she was feeling better and wanted to help us save the money. As a result, her allergies have begun to worsen again. That being said, we have decided to add the $60 acupuncturist visit to our monthly budget beginning this month.
Although I wouldn’t believe it if I didn’t see it, this is money well spent.