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having my first round of acupuncture on Tues-for anyone who’s had it-how did you feel afterwards and do you think it was a good thing to have?




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      UK Girl wrote Feb 19, 2011
    • I had it last year for the first time and my mother is a big advocate.
      I have a very bad lower back problems - my muscles have atrophied - the relief and the removal of pain afterwards is amazing plus you feel very calm.

      I normally sleep like a newborn afterwards - plus it seems to detox me




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      Carine Nadel wrote Feb 19, 2011
    • good to know-1/2 my problem is my lower back/hip/knee/foot.  My L5/S1 have no space left and the RA is severe.  then I’ve also got problems and degenerative disks from C3-7-which radiates into my shoulder.

      I’d love to feel “no Pain” if only for a little while.




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      UK Girl wrote Feb 19, 2011
    • You notice a difference straight away
      I think because when you have it your so in another place and relaxed it works plus your not taking meds so not masking the problem




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      Carine Nadel wrote Feb 19, 2011
    • estatic looking so forward to this now.  I was before-at the thought of getting some relief!




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      Mztracy wrote Feb 19, 2011
    • wonder if it would help pain and other things from my MS! Let me know how it goes!




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      Carine Nadel wrote Feb 19, 2011
    • will do Tracy.  hope it doesn’t relax me too much -have a serious deadline by the end of the day.




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      Mztracy wrote Feb 19, 2011
    • thanks and good luck!




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      Mztracy wrote Feb 19, 2011
    • wonder if it would help with bladder issues... hmmmmm




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      Carine Nadel wrote Feb 19, 2011
    • as long as it helps the pain-I’m tired from the pain. one can only go so many years before you have trouble finding the humor in it




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Feb 19, 2011
    • Carine I love acupuncture and I have a very good doctor in Newport Beach. If you ever want to give her a try, let me know.




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      Carine Nadel wrote Feb 19, 2011
    • Thanks Cynthia-I’d do that and could probably still get Kaiser to pick up the bill (which they are doing), but NB is about a 20-30 min drive depending on the traffic and I kind of like that the one I’m going with is a tad more than a mile from my door.  I talked to 2 others and ruled them out b/c of the way they behaved on the phone.  This one was very nice, took her time to tell me about herself and kept making sure I knew exactly how to find her office,.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Feb 19, 2011
    • I had it for headaches awhile back and poof they were gone!

      Tracy not sure what kind of bladder issues but have you looked Into reflexology?




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      Mztracy wrote Feb 19, 2011
    • incontinence due to the MS! frown




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      Mztracy wrote Feb 19, 2011
    • Thanks Virginia!! heart crossing fingers I've done all medically that can be done, tried the pills etc, and nada!




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      Cathie Beck wrote Feb 20, 2011
    • Yes, I’ve had acupuncture and it was very relaxing, I almost fell asleep. I once had a session to juice up my energy and that was great too. Carine, sounds like a good idea to have your session closer to home. Also as late in the day as possible is a good idea so you aren’t busy afterwards and undo it. Let us know how it works for your pain, Ok?  

      Cathie




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      Carine Nadel wrote Feb 20, 2011
    • no such luck-I have a tentative lunch date and a huge article due.  lunch date though said to let her know, as she’s had it done and said she just needed to rest for a while afterwards.  nephew said that even though he hates needles, he’s all for it as the pain was way less when done




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      Carine Nadel wrote Feb 20, 2011
    • thanks termagsea! I get shots all the time for the RA, so the needles don’t bother me one bit-but if this works and helps those pinched nerves somewhat-I“M IN




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      Cathie Beck wrote Feb 21, 2011
    • You will hardly notice the needles being “placed“, Carine. It’s not as invasive as getting a shot. I hope to hear it relieves your pain.  

      Cathie




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      Peejay64 wrote Feb 21, 2011
    • Carine,

      I’ve had acupuncture treatments for about 3 years now.  I love it.  It helps tremendously w/ the chronic pain, tightness, limited range of motion I experience in my neck, traps, shoulders, upper back.  It has also helped with swelling, pain, etc. in my hands & feet due to mild arthritic issues.  AND it’s a stress reducer.  There are many times when I get so relaxed....yes, with needles in my back, that I can fall asleep for about 20 minutes while I am on the table.

      I hope you have a great acupuncturist who will be comforting and reassuring for your first treatment & follow-up visits, too.  

      BTW, acupuncture is also known to help with peri- & menopausal symptoms.

      In good health....
      P.




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      Peejay64 wrote Feb 21, 2011
    • P.S. Please understand, also, that one acupuncture treatment will probably not be a quick-fix.  In many situations, especially for patients who have been dealing with chronic, long-term pain, it takes several treatments within a couple of weeks’ time to really start feeling the results.  Hang in there!




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