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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Glock!9, May 1, 2012.
I have a herniated disk, and was thinking about acupuncture. Anyone with personal experience?
I have not but my wife goes a couple of times a month. She has chronic pain in her neck and shoulders from a head on car accident 20 years ago.
A couple of years ago she was a participant in a pain management study at the University of Florida medical school. They were testing acupuncture.
It worked so well for her that she now pays a local acupuncturist to treat her.
It doesn't completely numb the pain but it helps her more than chiropractic or drugs.
Tagged. Been thinking about trying it.
Not me, but I have a couple coworkers that swear by it. Give it a try.
A co workers wife hd extreme back pain. She was on hard drugs. Then she found that she didn't need the hard drugs if she was being stuck by needles. It works for her.
I tired it for migraines. It didn't help me any. I went several times.
Of course, I've tried everything from Reiki to spiritual healers to facet injections to infusions to Botox. Very little has helped my head so I wouldn't discredit it on my experience. I would be willing to try it again for something else.
Thanks for the info guys.
I was about 784 months pregnant with number 3, and he was pretty big, so I had acupuncture done to help get things started. He was born 2 days later, so who knows if it did anything. Made me feel better that I was doing something though.
Wow, That is seriously pregnant...784 months! Yikes...
I used it and it didnt do much for me, I know others who have used it with success. Its one of those works for some but not all. Not sure if a chiropractor would help in your case but it did wonders for my back issues.
I know, right?!!!
There is also a type of acupuncture where they attach TENS unit current to the tips and it provides a very small electric shock at the points. This works quite nicely for low back pain.
My Chiropractor does that from time to time...hasnt seemed to have any effect.
I have one and have been going to different once for many years. limited success.
Only tried it once for my back. It was done by a chiropractor and he was new at it. Did nothing for me.
Most Acupuncture is that it may help and cannot hurt
Even if one is not trained in the specific meridians of acupuncture just sticking needles in prople in pain at random points improves about half of them
The problem with acup. studies is that they have poor methodology in the study structure, no controls, and insufficient numbers to exclude A and B type errors.
That is a difference is shown between two treatments when one is not really present , or ano difference is shwon when one is really thers. This relates to sample size.
If you want more info go to Cochrane Reviews...