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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 10/10/2007 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
     Hey all
       Has anyone ever tried accupuncture ?  I've heard a lot of positive things about it.  I'm trying it next week. 

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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 10/10/2007 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had my third acupuncture so it's too soon to tell but from what I've read, I'm going to remain optimistic about it. I've been seeing an integrative MD who suggested it along with supplements he recommended. Am now on Endocort, Pentasa and have had three Remicade infusions which didn't go well at all. Will do no more of those. Hoping to ward off flare ups and keep things under control with acupuncture. Good luck to you and let us know how you feel it's working.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 10/10/2007 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I've done accupunture for my joint pain. My GI's won't go on to any of the biologics but my joints are bad from the CD. My Rhuemy can't give me any of the regular joint meds cause they eat up my stomach so he suggested I try accupuncture. I won't say its been wonderfull, but it has helped. I've been doing it since about March. I started going 2X a week then 1X a week down to about once a month now. I've reached some stability at this point, but the true test will be in the coming months. Winter is always the worst time for me. My insurance won't pay for it and it is pretty costly, so it might work better if I were willing to go more often/pay more, but there is only so much money in the budget

I was a bit of a skeptic, but when he put a needle in a spot that corelates to the intestines and then moved the needle, my intestines started raising a rukus. I had to admit, there must be something to it.

Good Luck. It might offer you some relief and unlike a lot of the meds we try, it won't do you any harm, except in the wallet!

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

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

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 10/10/2007 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   
i love acupuncture. i go once a month (i'd go more often if i could afford it). it has worked for me for joint pain, sprains, rsl, stress, etc but i cant say it has done anything for my crohn's.
Crazy Harry

Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
been on basically every med available, currently on colozal & 6-mp
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

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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 195
   Posted 10/10/2007 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it helps. I had to cut it down due to the expense, but plan on starting again soon. It certainly does no harm.
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