Posted 3/9/2008 5:37 PM (GMT -6)
I do accupuncture for the pain associated with my UC, but it also really helps my stress. You have to make sure you have a really good practitioner but it can really help--esp.when i am too sick to exercise. Good luck, Lb
Posted 3/10/2008 5:33 AM (GMT -6)
I do not know what canasa is. What is it?

I am not expert and am bewildered by my uc upsets. I read somewhere long ago (an herbal book I think) that uc is caused more by distress than stress. I always believed in that (but am open), as I have a super stressful life for many years...but it seems when I feel overrun...or screwed, or displaced...for example recently I and daughters school made a report to CPS regarding her father. Now, I have a almost 9 year old with this man, saw him for 3 years before birth, for better or for worse, its a sad story but has been nothing but traumatic and stressful from day one. The early part of daughters life I had several flareups. I love parenting, but was getting taken to court on a regular basis until around 2 years ago. Relationship is not good with father, and daughters relationship has been tenuous with him...but I live with it because I have too...major stress...no flareups for 5 years. After the call to CPS, and my just deep seated fears around whats in the future, knowing CPS prob wouldn't do much....I flared...it was - as I considered it - below the belt stress...across the board....too much for me to handle...alas, I bled.

So far I have not been diagnosed with IBS...so I wonder if strictly with uc, if its distress, I would love to hear others feelings/experiences around this idea.

Insofar as accupuncture, I would love to hear more about this...did you have specific points or diagrahms you showed to the accupuncturist? I agree they need to know what they are doing, but I would like to consider that and hear more about your story...I realize I may be totally hijacking a thread and hope I am not...just trying to help and learn, but sorry if I am.

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