I have been going for acupuncture for a couple of years. It can be very expensive, but it helps my joint pain tremendously. My acupuncturist runs his clinic on a sliding scale. He charges $15 - $35 depending on how often you go. The more often you go, the cheaper it is. It is a community acupuncture clinic. You can do a web search for them. They are all over the country. He used to be in my Rheumy's office and had to charge much more because he could only see one patient in an hour. In the clinic setting, you lose some privacy, patients are in lounge chairs with screens separating them instead of being in traditional offices, but it is so much cheaper. I don't mind the difference, there is soothing music to muffle the consultations with the other patients and for the most part you really can just sit back and relax. I have had him help with colds, congestion, headaches, and of course my joints. He knows about my CD, but I don't really think it helps with that. But it really does help the joints.
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.....