I saw my naturopath Dr. Kelly Upcott today and had acupuncture as I do once a month. There is an area on the inside of my left ankle that usually hurts when she sticks the needle in it. Most of the needles don't hurt but this one usually does. And she sticks it in there and leaves it for like half an hour anyway. Today, when Dr. Kelly put in the needle I just about jumped off the cot. I felt instantaneously a mini-lightning bolt run from the needle to the sole of my foot. Felt like electricity cutting a path through the inside of my foot. And the sole of my foot burned for a few minutes afterward. She will periodically lightly brush the needles with her fingers after insertion, and when she did so to that needle, I got another shot of lightning, this time to the ball of my foot and it burned mightily afterward as well. She said this was very good. I said, "Oh yeah? Okay." She says this point is connected to the kidneys which in Chinese medicine is considered very important in terms of chi, or life force. The kidneys also are the base for the adrenals (and I know mine are weak). So if I'm having this kind of action, Dr. Kelly believes we are breaking through some kind of blockage. And the fact that it has taken over 2 yrs for this to happen suggests it's SOME blockage. By the time the half hour was up I went from being fairly clear-headed to being fogged up and disoriented. She smiles and says that's good too.