Accupuncture for Crohn's?

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   Posted 3/28/2009 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Last Wednesday, I had my first accupunture treatment. I had a horrible headache for a good 24 hours after. I just had my second accupunture treatment today, and so far so good with not getting a headache.
I am hopeful that this will help me. Has anyone had success with accupunture? Any feedback is much appreciated. Thank you.

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   Posted 3/28/2009 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I have used accupunture for crohn's. I have used it for specific area's of pain (back, stomach, joints ect.) and for over all well being and chakra lining up. It isn't immediate relief but by a day or two I feel better. I had to drink lots of water after for a day or two also.

Good luck.

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   Posted 3/28/2009 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much! I will keep a positive outlook! Take Care.

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   Posted 3/29/2009 1:40 AM (GMT -6)   


I have used it for pain contol and to get over a flare. Very happy with the results- highly recommend. It was also helpful getting me down of the pred high once I began tapering.


good luck and take care!

40 year old female- Diagnosed with Crohns in 2000. Currently on Colazaal 950 mg, prevacid 30 mg, prednisone. Also diagnosed with ibs.

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   Posted 3/29/2009 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I've used acupuncture for my joint pain. It took several sessions but it worked well to keep the pain under control. I never really had much luck with acupuncture for my CD, but my acupuncturist has treated colds and headaches for me all with good results.

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 3/30/2009 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I have used acupuncture since I was first diagnosed in 2007 and it really helps with the pain and the symptoms. I highly recommend it. It doesn't work for all, but if it does, it's a lifesaver.
Newbie - 37 yrs old Diagnosed: 08/03/07
Started Humira 3/14/09.... <crossing fingers>

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