Hi, Red! Thanks for the update. I was just thinking about
you today and wondering i you'd gone yet. I am SO excited for you that you had some results so quickly!! It will be interesting to see if you continue to see improvements and if it feels the same each time. I am especially curios to hear how he treats your back when you get to that point.
I have had my 4th treatment now, but unfortunately I still haven't had any results at all. They had me lay in the fetal position on my side again and still used the small needles. I was in a bad way for the 3 days before that appointment, so that made my back extra sensitive to the needles. A few of them really hurt when he put them in, and what's really weird is that they hurt even worse when they took them out! Isn't that strange? The one thing they do that I really like is called "Moxa" treatments. After they put the needles in, they light this cigar looking thing (that's the Moxa) and hold the hot end very near to the needles. The heat really penetrates into the deeper part of my back, so while they are doing it I really do feel a tiny bit of relief. I wish it lasted longer, though. As soon as they stop, the pain get right back up there. You should ask your guy about
it and see if they will do that for you too.
I have decided to give it one more treatment before giving up on it. PAlady, it was interesting to hear you say 10 visits. But I suppose since I'm not seeing any improvements 5 is enough, right? I don't want to give up too soon. The doc was very honest with me and said this just doesn't work for everyone. He seemed to feel really badly that I haven't gotten any better. Maybe 5th time is the charm!
Let me know how you feel after a few days, Red. I hope you get some enduring relief - and also for the other leg!