There are many ways to destress and treat pain. Some would do yoga and meditate as it’s good for both the mind and body. Others would go for prescribed medication or supplements and daily exercises. Massage therapy is also good to relax your tense muscles after a long week of work.
While this method may not be for everyone, acupuncture is also one way to treat chronic pain and relieve stress and anxiety. However, if you’re going to try this traditional procedure, be sure to do your research, or else you’ll end up like Shah Rukh Khan who got punctured in a very sensitive area to treat his neck pain.
Legendary Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan used to write monthly columns for DNA India years ago and apparently one of the entries for that column has resurfaced. Out of all the column entries, the one that is currently making waves is the time the actor went to acupuncture to treat his neck pain. Unfortunately for the Bollywood star, this was a very unpleasant experience.
In the viral column entry, the now 57-year-old recalled the time he was forced to consider alternative medication after being told by doctors that he needed surgery for a prolapsed disc in his neck area. “They listed all that could go wrong. They said I could be paralysed or rendered voiceless,” he wrote. Worried about the potential side effects, the “Dil To Pagal Hai” star decided to try something less invasive. Or so he thought.
The father-of-three was recommended to one of the “best acupuncturists” in the world for his treatment. However, despite telling the man the pain was in his neck, the apparent pin specialist wanted to stick the needles into the actor’s private parts to fix his neck. Ouch! “As you can imagine it was an extremely hurtful prospect. I was shaken to the core of my being (not to mention, below it),” said the Bollywood legend.
Shah Rukh Khan described the acupuncture treatment to be the most humiliating and painful experience in his life. If you’re curious to know if the treatment worked, the actor wrote that the pain just moved from his neck to between his legs.
After much consideration, and other alternatives, the Indian celeb decided to proceed with surgery. Thankfully, the procedure was a success (and apparently far less painful) and he has made full recovery since then.