Experience with Acupuncture?

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Chitown girl
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   Posted 2/12/2018 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello --

I'm new to this forum but have had fibro for many years. I am almost 52 and recently found acupunture and Chinese herbs of great help! The best I've had so far. I felt like strong, energetic, clear headed, no pain, etc. Then all of a sudden after a stressful conversation with a family member and fighting a minor virus, I have been fatigued, foggy-headed, etc. again.

Has anyone else found Chinese medicine to help with pain but not keep the fatigue away?

Thanks!

almost medfree
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   Posted 2/13/2018 4:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chitown,

It's great to hear those things helped you. I have found accupuncture of no benefit to me. And I've had it done several times. When I lived in very unhealthy circumstances years ago, I found that nutritional supplements were a great help to me.

What helps me most is eating healthy and minimal exercise and stretches. If I eat sugar that drains me.

And I try to avoid air pollution.

Post Edited (almost medfree) : 2/13/2018 4:58:43 AM (GMT-7)


Sherrine
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   Posted 2/13/2018 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Chitown Girl. And welcome! Like Almost, I didn’t get help for my pain and fatigue with acupuncture. I was getting treatments Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at $50 a treatment! That’s $600 a month. AND I did It for six months straight...$3,600 worth! It did give me more decibals of hearing back, which was wonderful for me because I’m severely hearing impaired, but as soon as I stopped the treatments the hearing got worse again. So it was a waste of money for me.

Be sure to read Fibro 101... the first thread on the forum. There are links to good info about fibro and you will learn a lot there.

I’m looking forward to getting to know you better. Don’t hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you. Hope to hear more from you soon.

Sherrine

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Ljm2014
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   Posted 2/15/2018 11:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I liked acupuncture, it decreased my pain levels..

But i had a very agressive acupressure doc..it was his family business in china..later, i tried someone who did very non agressive acu , and did not get help from it..

Because i do not always want to take the time for acupuncture, i use a acupressure mat and pillow
I will never be without them.

Lj

Alcie
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   Posted 3/2/2018 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Acupressure worked a tiny bit, but acupuncture hurt like hell, even though done by a Chinese trained in it. It didn't help at all,maybe even made nerve pain worse.

I like gentle massage at trigger points best. GENTLE! My pain doc taught me! Get the S-shaped massage tool. Cheap! Use it GENTLY!

Do you have knots! That's where gentle pressure, massage help most!

Sherrine
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   Posted 3/3/2018 7:06 AM (GMT -6)   
The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook helps me find the knots causing my pain. Then I apply pressure as much as I can stand and then massage. Repeat and then leave it alone for a while. If you need to go back and repeat that’s fine. I’ve gotten rid of excess pain that way and it really does work. I found the workbook on Amazon.

Sherrine

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