Thursday, September 19, 2019

Your Turn

Have you ever tried acupuncture?

49 comments:

MyDogSmiles said...

Nope

sandybrook said...

nope

Super Comic Fun Time! said...

Yes! I tried it twice. It's wonderfully relaxing.

Super Comic Fun Time! said...

I think it might be even better than massage.

E said...

No--its voodoo with legitimacy from some parts of the medical community. No way!

Do Tell said...

No, but I'm thinking about it. These days I can feel every vertebra in my lower back rotating every time I move.

Astra Worthington said...

YES! And I recommend it to anyone. Completely fixed my female issues that doctors couldn’t fix, for nine or so years. Was completely cured in three months. He gave me some herbs and the needles twice a week, for three months and I swear I could feel it working. It was agonizing when he started, at the end, there was no pain whatsoever and I was fixed. That was ten years ago and still problem free. I would definitely tell anyone to give it a try, why not? I would love to go here (moved far away from my old acupuncturist, or else I’d still go for other issues) and if I find someone, I will. It is AMAZING. Lots of insurance companies will cover it now also.

Brayson87 said...

No but I really should for kicks. Definitely don't want the happy ending though ouch.

Trapped said...

I loved it, it was better than taking medication..
It was strange at first, but I use to go out to eat with needles in my forehead and head.

Brayson87 said...

@Astra, How long does each session take?

JaneEyreApparent said...

Yes, several times. I found it very helpful for pain relief.

Gator said...

Many times, it's better for some things than others.

Gator said...

Voodoo? Really? Moron.

Me Again said...

Yes and it was a great help with migraines. Very relaxing.

Mooney said...

No. But I’m willing to try it.

longtimereader said...

They use it for pain relief for seriously ill cancer/palliative care in the Hospital i work in, it works.

Freebird said...

It didn’t work for me, but I’m glad it has for others.

Astra Worthington said...

Brayson, mine were an hour. But I’m sure they can be shorter if that’s too long. They often address other issues in the session and mine would always give me a neck/upper back massage too because I carry all my stress there lol. Definitely worth it.

kits said...

I used it almost daily for weeks to induce labor. It didn't work & I had to medically induced at the hospital.

nancer said...

I was very skeptical but I had tendinitis in my elbow and it wasn’t going away. He looked at it, told me he could fix it in 2 visits and he did. Never came back. And I had it for 3 months before I saw him. True believer.

Ann said...

Absolutely. I like acupuncture but acupressure was too painful. My cat who has asthma goes to the vet for acupuncture treatments too. Helps keep her asthma under control without steroids.

Village Guru said...

Yes, but it did not work. I won't go back because after it didn't work the practitioner tried pushing a bunch of high-priced herbal mixtures on me.

Unknown said...

yes its ancient and also integrated into most large modern medical facilities. There is no doubt of the circulatory benefit and also it reduces inflammation within hours.

JenV said...

major digestive issues in my 30s. helped enormously. in my case, I would sum it up as life saving. i go back every couple of years to help with the issues that come with age. These days I can find "community" acupuncture where the practitioner has several clients at once [you wear loose clothing] and a treatment is under 40 bucks. I used to pay 80 each time 20 yrs ago. one caution: request Japanese acupuncture/needles which are hair like and virtually painless. Chinese acupuncture is beyond painful.

Neil said...

Yeah, I took a stab at it once.

momo said...

Yes and not so impressed. I think it was the practitioner. It did not hurt, though.

I do love chiropractic, though. My doctor saved my life, literally, ending horrific pain that had gone on for weeks. He is vietnamese and a total healer. I don't live in the same state anymore and I miss him sometimes. Everyone I recommended him to said the same thing I did about him. Like you start crying when you get in the room and he makes it better before he lays a hand on you. Very gentle, not a cracker.

I saw some other guy in LA that was all the rage and it didn't really help. I think women just went to him because he was totally hot. He was in Santa Monica. Meh.

Kikibunny said...

yes for lingering pain after a car accident...i had started with chiro which didnt do much but the accupuncture and herbs got me on my way.

tigerlilly27 said...

Yes, for injuries when needed. It is wonderful and helped me sooooo much!

OKay said...

@E I can't decide whether you're hilarious or scary, but either way that statement is just all kinds of messed up.

Brayson87 said...

@OK, Well right now it's kind of up in the air whether it's placebo effect or not, so E might have a point.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acupuncture#Sham_acupuncture_and_research

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acupuncture#Purported_scientific_basis

AbbyRock said...

Yes and I liked it. Helped with stomach issues.

Rosie riveter said...

Dry needling was introduced to me six months ago and is similar to acupuncture but instead of working on the Qi, it works at trigger points for muscular and joint pain. It's not the same as acupuncture but uses the same needle. Crazy. And amazing.

emeraldcity said...

I have only tried it when I had a bout of sea sickness on a cruise ship, a 30 minute session at 6pm and the sea sickness had stopped by 8pm.

Glue said...

Yes! I never would have believed it worked until I tried it.

It helped stabilize my dad's blood sugar and he was able to stop taking Type II Diabetes medication. It also helped w/ his chronic knee pain.

My mom was told she needed to have her gallbladder removed. She saw my TCM /acuputurist and two weeks later, her test revealed gallbladder was fine and didn't need removal. She also has kidney issues and acupuncture helps raise her kidney levels.

Ladies, Do not take medication for PMS (it removes all pms symptoms, your cycle will be a joy - lol) and/or Menopause. Acupuncture will stabilize your hormones, thyroid, etc and I'm not kidding when I say, "Acupuncture kicked menopauses butt. TKO!"

No more night sweats, no more hot flashes, no more sleepless nights, no more weird weight gain when you've eaten less and worked out more. LOL fucking menopause is a bitch and I'm very happy to say acupuncture has helped me feel normal again (those who have been through this know what I mean...) [=

SideNote: DO NOT GO TO A 'NEW' ACUPUNCTURIST. Try to find one who knows TCM and has been practicing acupuncture for more than 20 years. Trust me...you do not want an novice acupuncturist...they can screw you up. I know the younger/newer acupuncturist are cheaper, but don't do it.

Don't Mind Me... said...

I was thrown into menopause by a medication that I take, and acupuncture was the ONLY thing that helped reduce the hot flashes and other symptoms to almost nothing.

I went to a nurse who works in the integrative oncology dept of a major hospital, not some New Age goofball trying to upsell herbs and supplements and whatever.

Mango said...

I want to. My insurance covers it and one of my colleagues swears by it.

rednoir said...

Many times. In most cases very helpful.

Astra Worthington said...

Don’t mind me- can I ask what that medication is? Scary! I want to avoid it if possible! Sorry that happened to you, I’m beginning to worry about menopause now that I’m nearing 40, I’ve never ever heard anything other than horror stories about it so 😱 Hope you’re doing ok now.

plainjane103 said...

Yes. Did it work? No.

Don't Mind Me... said...

@Astra, it's Tamoxifen

Goodau said...

It was unsuccessful for my acute joint pain which was eventually diagnosed as severe rheumatoid arthritis. Thank goodness for biologic injections and living in a country where the government healthcare covers the $37,000 annual cost.

Aquagirl said...

Yes, several times. It works amazingly well for me and usually solves the issue in 3 visits. I only go to Chinese practitioners. In fact my sister is visiting and wanted to go this weekend but one guy retired & the other doesn’t work weekends. The thing I will never do again is go to a chiropractor. No lasting results + they can break your neck.

gabes_human said...

Yes several times. I wasn’t impressed.

molly said...

Yes.....it helped somewhat. Like Chinese medicine better than american. They don't throw out real cures because big pharma just discovered a new medicine that pays well to the prescriber and themselves.

James Howlett said...

I tried spinal injections for pain. It was the shittiest moment of my life. I can not tell you how bad a spinal headache feels. We are talking pain so bad a shotgun blast would be too kind.

346NYC said...

Yes. There's a great Chinese Doctor on East 65th Street between
1st & 2nd Avenue in NYC. They also have an adjoining massage therapy clinic.

TwoDots said...

Yup! Great for injuries. Works on animals too. Can’t recommend it enough.

DarylsBigFan said...

No I find that TM and yoga work best for me

Kansa said...

My husband tried it when he hurt his neck/shoulder. I had asked the practitioner (whom I knew slightly) for an appointment for him, and he said we could come over on a Friday. We got there at the appointed time and the guy wasn't available. Finally he comes out of one of the treatment rooms, has us go into another room and tells my husband to take off his shoes. He only asked him where he had pain, nothing else. He stuck needles into his big toe, his wrist, and a couple of other places. He didn't talk to my husband to tell him what he was going to do. Left him like that for half an hour. When I told him that we wouldn't be back, as he hadn't even gone through symptoms with my husband, nor showed any interest or concern about his condition, he said it was because I asked for a "fast appointment." I asked for an appointment, not for him to be slid into his schedule. That was my husband's first and last experience with that. In Belgium, it is not easy to find a practitioner, but based upon this experience, we will just go to the osteopath.

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