acupuncture worked (not on crohn's but crohn's related stuff

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isergodur
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   Posted 4/9/2009 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I went to see my acupuncturist yesterday and my face is all messed up so dry that Sahara could be proud hehe.
And it is only on my forehead my nose and around my mouth big flaky red dry spots and i have been scrubbing and putting lotion on it all day long but i never goes away.

She said that the dry spots where because of my crohn's and that she would fix it(i did not believe her) but today my face is much much better i also had very soar muscles in my neck and she also fixed that. I really cant believe this because i am not a big fan of alternative medicine but this seems to work.
She has not been able to fix my tummy but she has fixed my joint pains.

So acupuncture is working who knew hehe :)

And there is only one week until i get my 4th remi so hope things start going well for me and of course you all to ;)
24 year old female
Diagnosed with Crohn's disease in December 2008..
Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort, Cipralex and Cerazette.
My wonderful dogs :) ~ www.poodle.is ~


CrazyHarry
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   Posted 4/10/2009 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
drink more water as you could very well be dehydrated. i'm talking a half gallon over a day. coffee, tea, soda, juice, milk, alcohol, etc are not water.
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


snohare
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   Posted 4/10/2009 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I generally have a pretty low opinion of Chinese medicine, if only because the quality control on the medicine is poor, but they hit the jackpot with accupuncture ! yeah

Zanne
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   Posted 4/10/2009 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   
My Rhuemy actually had the acupuncturist in his office at off times. I went to my first appointment and openly said I didn't think it was for me, didn't believe in alternative medicine and all of that. But, it works for my joint pain. Doesn't do much for my CD, but he has helped with sinus congestion, headaches, general soreness, and the joints. I am a true believer. I've been going for about 2 years, off and on, mostly on.
Suzanne

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.....


isergodur
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   Posted 4/10/2009 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I am having mayor D these days but I am drinking water all the time..

I don't believe in alternative medicine but my mom made me go :P and I said i would only try acupuncture because that is a thousand years old.

I feel like people only believe that alternative medicine can do good, but it has not been researched that well. And the first thing they teach you in nurse school is to only trust the stuff that has been researched well..
24 year old female
Diagnosed with Crohn's disease in December 2008..
Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort, Cipralex and Cerazette.
My wonderful dogs :) ~ www.poodle.is ~


snohare
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   Posted 4/10/2009 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Somebody said...
only trust the stuff that has been researched well

nono It's a laudable precept isergodur, but after reading "New Scientist" magazine for most of my life and seeing tiny studies of patients throwing up spurious results due to statistical anomalies that are a result of poor design or statistical analysis, and reading about the huge attitudinal bias implicit in accepting funding for all sorts of medical conferences etc...it doesn't leave a lot of research ! smilewinkgrin Doctors aren't usually good scientists - they aren't properly trained for a start - but sadly they think they are, just like everyone thinks they are an above average driver.
I am inclined to think that the nurses are more likely to know the truth than the doctors, because doctors get the theory handed down from "highly esteemed authorities" - older colleagues whose ideas cannot help but have been shaped when they were young, whereas nurses actually see the reality up close and personal to a greater degree from the word go. yeah
Supposedly there once was a famous English medical school physician used to finish medical lectures with the words, "Half of what I have just told you is wrong. I don't know which half. Go find out !" I think that is a good rule of thumb for most subjects except engineering, including the received wisdom for alternative therapies.

Becky77
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   Posted 4/10/2009 3:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a friend who was having bad joint pain, not helped at all by medicines, or therapy, or anything. She went to accupuncture twice and has seen relief already. I haven't gone myself, but I'm thinking about it to help sinuses and headaches. My opinion is that you can't knock it till you try it.
Becky

31 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05
Currently on Humira, Prilosec, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D, sublingual B12; phenergan, ultram, clonazepam as needed


yogaprof
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   Posted 4/11/2009 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I have seen a lot of positive research for accupuncture. I have TMJ pain and it is one thing that stops it quickly. it is very relaxing and a good way to spend an hour.
49 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.


snohare
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   Posted 4/13/2009 3:48 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah Sounds like we all see a point in it... smilewinkgrin (Though some prefer hypnosis, "needless" to say, if you will pardon the pun. tongue)
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