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After going through more than 5 months of physical therapy for rotator cuff issues as a result of an automobile accident 11/26th, a friend of mine on Twitter mentioned how well accupunture actually helped to heal her rotator cuff issues in two treatments.  That sounds almost too good to be true (and, traditionally often it is too good be true if it sounds that way); however, I know that there is a growing community of alternative and oriental medicine in the greater Austin area. There are many people that are swearing by it.  I don’t know if they are swearing by it because they want to believe it is true and/or they don’t want to feel that their efforts have been done in vain.

In a few hours, I will get off work and go to my first consultation about this procedure.  We’ll see just how involved and costly this process is; it isn’t covered by traditional health insurance, so the potential that it can be very costly, can certainly be high.  Hopefully, it isn’t as high as all that and I won’t have to get a second job (especially, in this day and economy) just to pay for this alternative resource.

Too, though, if it can put the rotator cuff issues to rest in both of my arms in two treatments versus my continuing to go to physical therapy for much more than just two sessions, I am certainly all for weighing out my options.

Any of you heard anything positive about the medicinal purposes of accupuncture?  Any caveats to be aware of???



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      Vikki Hall wrote Apr 21, 2009
    • I haven’t heard anything either way but I wish you luck. And I am curious to know what your findings are. My huz has a knot that constantly forms in his back and was told by a massage therapist and a chiropractor to see an acupuncturist to help. I haven’t been able to find one in this area but am hoping I will have better luck in Memphis.



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      Sallyf wrote Apr 21, 2009
    • I am an accupuncture addict!  I went for a treatment to assist with some balance and migraine issues I was having and it worked out so well that I make it a monthly habit.  It can assist with increasing energy, weight loss, relaxation, stress and so much more.  I still rely on traditional medicine as well, but my symptoms are so much milder when combined with accupuncture.  I wish you the best of luck with your treatment.  I am seeing my accu therapist next week and can’t wait!



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      Mary Clark wrote Apr 21, 2009
    • I’ve had accupuncture as well for back and joint pain..and just plain relaxation.  It did help me and it was very relaxing as well.

      I have a friend whose son had it done for his severe acne...it cleared up after just one treatment.  I mean really cleared up when it had been that way for a year or more.  

      I believe in it...



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Apr 21, 2009
    • I have used acupuncture many times through the years for various ailments. I found it very effective.



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