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Q: Acupuncture - do you have any experience with it?

Today I tried acupuncture.
After implementing the needles the pain more or less disappeared. When taking them out the pain returned but smaller then before.
In my country the official science believes acupuncture has no effect. My today's experience shows there is the effect (I do not believe it was just placebo effect).

Did you or some of your friends try acupuncture? If yes then with what outcome?
If not is it because there was so far no reason or you would never try it?

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Yes, I've given it a fair go.  I have an inflammatory illness that has retarded me for 6 or 7 years.

NSAIDS have come and gone as my mobility has steadily decreased.  

Since being in China I've had a crack at acupuncture from a practitioner,  an orthopedic doctor and finally a TCM / orthopedic professor.

Treatment has involved some pretty out there wacko type stuff.  

All did their best (presumably) and the result is that acupuncture can only live in the mind.

So I feel I'm qualified to say it's a bunch of horseshit.

 

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I had it in my arm and it hurt, a lot. And the problem I had before hand didn't get any better.  Would never have it again.

 

 

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Not me, my wife. She got some pain in the neck. She got needles put in the neck muscles, just at the surface of the skin. Then the technician plugged that to an alternative current generator. The muscles were pulsing gently. A few minutes later, it was all done. The pain was gone too, for a week or two. Then it came back : maybe a bad sleeping or seating position...

More generally, this summarize well my experience of actual acunpucture (not electric current to excite muscles)

http://sci-ence.org/series/the-ghosts-of-woo-acupuncture/

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Yes, I've given it a fair go.  I have an inflammatory illness that has retarded me for 6 or 7 years.

NSAIDS have come and gone as my mobility has steadily decreased.  

Since being in China I've had a crack at acupuncture from a practitioner,  an orthopedic doctor and finally a TCM / orthopedic professor.

Treatment has involved some pretty out there wacko type stuff.  

All did their best (presumably) and the result is that acupuncture can only live in the mind.

So I feel I'm qualified to say it's a bunch of horseshit.

 

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haha,,,,  the post caught my attention.   I underwent surgery in SZ, the first thing the surgical team did as I lay on the table was to roll me up over on my side and jab what felt like a dull butter knife about 5cm deep into my spine.  devil  dunno if that is modern surgical acupuncture, but it darn sure got my attention!  I let out a howl that would have made Dr. Mengele proud of his work.  

*fun thing is, they repeated three times. I'm a lucky guy.  :)

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Acupuncture is the ONLY part of TCM to have a documented effect. In my country, with modern medicine, it can be offered alongside normal pain medication, pain relief is the only documented effect.
My mother in law suffers from migraines (she thinks, in fact she just has some severe muscle tensions, but not one can diagnose that and she of course trusts the witch doctors more than me, well maybe that makes sense) and she often goes for a good needeling. This seems to help her, altough, I am fairly confident that it will never solve her problem.

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I also underwent 'acu-pee' once.....in Cape Cod, MA. The purpose wasn' t really to heal, butT.....I must be really in the 'honest' mood as of this moment.
I had traffic accident in Boston just few days before 911.......Somebody banged into the back of my Merz, while I stopped at the red light.
Insurance & traffic law 'analyst' would 'really' come handy in the further read.

My car was 'deemed' totaled, and Insurance Co. issued me refund for around US$ 3000.
Car was some 10Y old, remodeled and what not, so I felt 'pain' at the lousy refund.....and-d-d-d..... went to the Hospital a month after the accident, with the claim of excruciating pain in L shoulder when I make 360* move with L arm. Main 'cause' was the impact of the safety belt on my shoulder at the crash.
'Medical Pro at the Accident Cite'---->For the all Un-initiated'
MD (on duty) suggested healing with accu..., and shoulder's electrical therapy, what I all underwent in some 2M treatment.
I really wanted to 'soften' Ins, Co. up with all all my 'pain and medical cost'.
All shoulder's medical procedure was covered by Insurance Co. Free car too.

MD further suggested shoulder surgery as the last resort, what I 'agreed' to underwent (only) after few months observation of my shoulder.
My 'pain' ended as soon as the Insurance Co. deposited US$18 000 or so to my account.
If ins. Co. would force me to come out with my 'new' injury/disease, it would warrant Ins. Co.'s bankruptcy.
'When you step on the cat's tail, it (always) sounds (very 'loud') MIAU'-----> 'ButT ....u all know that!'
B. Marley wrote a song (mush earlier, thou) about 'acupuncture healing and things'.
It's called 'Don't Rock my Boat' ------> too hard....

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in my early dreams ..  I did acupuncture with a credited acupuncturist in Canada ...many needles and a few electronic charges, today, I just look after myself and if I screw something up, well ... I live with it  ...soon it will be better, and it always is...I am healthy today...... no need for anything but my belief.

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My dad struggled with chronic back and elbow pain for years. When it was really bad he got a medical referral from our family GP to recieve accupuncture within our medical system. It worked, well, every time. I'm disinclined to think it was a placebo, he's a moody old bastard and I just can't see mind games working. He said it hurt, but only a little.

Oddly enough, I'd be more inclined to seek out and try accupuncture in Aus than in China.

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