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Posted 5 years ago

After being diagnosed with sciatica during the third trimester of my pregnancy, I was told by a medical doctor that there was no available treatment other than tylenol and bedrest. However, I received one acupuncture treatment which gave me immeasurable relief. Following the session, I only experienced a faint "shadow" of the pain I had previously. I went from barely being able to move without pain, to being able to walk and move comfortably.

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spechner 5 years ago

That's so great to hear! Acupuncture has so many benefits, as I have used it for myself to treat many things. Did you only attend the one session to notice the dramatic shift in your pain?

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Posted 5 years ago

Accupuncture was very helpful in treating my stomach problems. I saw an accupunturist every month for a year. After my treatment, I noticed a big improvement in my stomach. Don't be afraid of the needles. They are very very thin, and do not hurt at all. I have a low tolerance for pain, and was fine. It's also a very relaxing process.

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ritasharma 5 years ago

I have always had positive experiences with acupuncture. I've used it along with herbs to cure a cold, plantar fascitis, nausea during pregnancy--I always highly recommend it.

I have noticed that some acupuncturist provide a more gentle experience while others are a little more direct in their approach of the needles. Not sure if it has to do with size of the needles or the acupuncturist?

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Posted 5 years ago

I have used acupuncture on more than one occasion and have had positive results every time. Most recently-- Saturday-- I went to an acupuncturist to treat the beginning of an eye infection. What I loved most about that treatment was not only that I received some relief (and no more redness, swelling, itchiness around my eyes), but also that I had a health care practitioner who explained the origin and proposed treatment to my problem-- the what and why--according to Eastern medicine. I not only received a treatment but also was given herbs and home remedies (did you know that black tea is a natural antibiotic and that dipping cotton balls in some warm tea water can be very effective in soothing an irritated eye?) which not only offered relief but also gave me faith that I was on the mend. He was accessible, personable, and not rushed-- the opposite of my experiences with most medical doctors. Acupuncture has been a very effective treatment for me and I would highly recommend it to others.

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Posted 5 years ago

Many sectors of our health care system now recognize acupuncture as an effective treatment for a variety of physical and mental problems. Less well known is that the technique also works well as a support for spiritual growth.

There is more to wellbeing than physical and mental health. A person can feel unwell in a sound body. It is also possible to suffer without emotional turmoil, but simply from feeling purposeless and cynical. Some people enjoy spontaneous spiritual contentment and readily embrace their path in life, but many of us need to work to attain such equanimity. Acupuncture can help patients connect with their inner senses of unity, rightness, and love, which are the touchstones of spiritual health.

Spirituality gets discussed so often it has lost definition, but we know it when we find it. Whenever we feel peaceful despite tragedy, injustice, and chaos, we have found a deeper center. Whenever we realize our hearts will grow no matter what fate brings, we feel profoundly healed. This is the Health of Spirit.

A person can be gravely diseased in body and severely buffeted by circumstance, but remain at ease in that still, small refuge at the center of the storm, where divine light shines. The rational mind may seek to explain this abiding comfort: Is it the hand of God or a bracing mix of neurotransmitters? Logic cannot answer this question, but fortunately the words we use to describe Grace are less important than the peace we find when we accept it.

Acupuncture stills the mind and opens it to larger horizons. The needles stimulate deep energies in the body, brain, and spirit. At times, a fuller realization of one's purpose, one's loyalties, and one's wholesome desires can result. The ordinary pains of life can be transcended as they are understood as enlightening lessons rather than meaningless torments. Tectonic shifts in perspective may occur.

Such earthshaking changes do not happen every day or for every patient. But acupuncture works a bit like meditation and prayer, awakening the heart and mind to forces latent in the human being. When a person is on the verge of a paradigm shift, acupuncture can be the catalyst to bring it about.

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Posted 5 years ago

In my intense battle with a very aggressive form of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), I believe acupuncture has made a critical difference in helping me not only to survive, but to actually thrive as my good health has gradually returned to me. I was part of a clinical trial that world-wide had shown tremendous promise in putting difficult forms of leukemia like mine into remission. Thirteen of us began this trial. At it’s end, I was the sole survivor. The side effects of the drugs I took were excruciating in the extreme. I finally understood that something had to change when my liver counts became dangerously elevated. I found a caring, gifted acupuncturist, who is the very definition of a healer. Within a couple of months, the differences in my overall condition were dramatic. My liver counts began to descend to more normal levels, and my blood counts began to rise. My white, immune boosting cells increased, as did my red cells, especially my platelets. I was able to eat more and sleep better. I continued with my wonderful acupuncturist as I went through the challenging steps of a bone-marrow transplant. Working together, acupuncture and traditional medicine achieved a complementary balance that eventually gave me the precious gift of remission.

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Posted 5 years ago

I want to comment that there are a number of online directories for acupuncturists. One that is quite popular is Acufinder http://www.acufinder.com Some states have an online directory of acupuncturists. In California our acupuncture board allows you to search and see the licensure status of all licensed practitioners. The NCCAOM which is the national board provider for acupuncturists also has an online directory of all its diplomates.

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Posted 4 years ago

A few years ago, I woke up with tingling and numbness in my right hand..the sensation was so severe, it compromised my abilities to grasp something. As a writer and right-handed, I was terrified. After ruling out more severe neurological conditions, my doctor said it was carpal tunnel, and recommended high doses of ibuprofen and surgery, if it persisted.

Research indicated the benefits of acupuncture in carpal tunnel, and I decided to give it a try. I walked in my local acupuncture clinic and was comforted by the soothing nature of my surroundings and practitioner. After a complete workup, which includes a detailed health history, she started the treatment. The needles were not painful at all..you feel a tiny prick momentarily, then a surge of endorphins. After a few minutes, I was relaxed enough to fall asleep. After 4 sessions, my symptoms were gone and I was pain free.

I have tried it for other ailments and just find it relaxes me and recharges my batteries.

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Posted 5 years ago

I've had deliciously relaxing experiences and alarming and uncomfortable ones. I'd avoid the electric stim at all costs - this is where they clip little wires to the needles and send it into the muscles through the skin. I found that really uncomfortable. Community acupuncture clinics, however, are GREAT. It's a group setting, so they'll just prop you up on a bunch of pillows, put a few needles in your hands, forearms, feet, and maybe one between the brows, turn on some relaxing music, and you close your eyes and float away. It's really relaxing and has really helped with the serious muscular knots I was having in my back, neck, and jaw.

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Posted 4 years ago

I used acupuncture when I had bad heel spurs. It took about 3 weeks but then the pain and the issues went away. Yeah!

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