Accupuncture cure...anyone????????

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   Posted 9/15/2008 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I go to an accupuncturist for my back, and he constantly trys to get me to convince my son to come see him because he could help him cure his colitis with accupuncture and herbs.
NO DRUGS.  Has anyone here ever heard of this?  He says an
Accupuncturist he knows personally, cured himself of colitis using accupuncture.  The medical world is getting into it more because they see that it actually can help sometime.
Especially with diseases related to stress or body immune system proplems...hmmm...something to look at?

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   Posted 9/15/2008 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried acupuncture for about 5 months when first diagnosed. It was pretty expensive and did not help me. Im not saying that it does not help, or cannot help anyone, but i personally was not helped by it at all, and i saw the acupunturist twice a week for 5 months!
Winni, 25

Diagnosed UC july 2006.
medications: colazal 9 daily,
5 mg pred,and tapering. 75 mg 6 mp
supplements:calcium, aloe gel, pro-biotics, bee propolis, omega 3 oil, kombucha
osteopenia from all this prednisone.

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   Posted 9/15/2008 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   

I have accupuncture somewhat regularly (except for the last 7 months - hospitalized with Charkot Disease and MRSA surgery unrelated to my colitis) and it has given me incredible energy and pain relief.  We tried for six months to help my colitis - but sadly it didn't work for me.  I plan on going back to continue my accupuncture treatments for pain relief, energy, and an overall feeling of well being - but not for colitis.  My chinese doctor says that it helps some people and not others - without knowing why.

He did tell me not to use the chinese distilled little black herbal pills - he said they were ineffective and expensive - and told me to use the real herb "packets" that you have to boil.  I however live in an area where the only purveyor of chinese herbs went out of business.  Next time I am in San Francisco - or some other city with a very large asian population center, I intend to seek one out - and see if they can mail me the pouches.  I did use one when I lived in SF - but not for colitis.

I hope it works for you - they are really expensive though.

love to all



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   Posted 9/15/2008 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried it -- I was desperate during my last big-time flare a month ago. I was told I'd notice an improvement by the end of the session, but it wasn't so. Cost me $40 plus $60 herbs that didn't work either. I wish it would have worked but it didn't.
31 yr old male
Diagnosed: 7/07 - UC - Pancolitis
Current Meds: 1 or 2 Rowasa enemas a day; Cortenema every next day ; 6 Asacol / day

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   Posted 9/15/2008 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been doing the acupuncture for about 2 weeks - both sessions have helped with my stress and depression for a short amount of time. Supposedly it lasts longer as you get used to going. For the short-term, I am happy with it.
Sean - 31
Prednisone again for another 12 days, 25mg
UC Since April 2006, diagnosed 2007 (Flex-Sig)
4 x Liada (4 am)
175mg Azathioprine
2 x Imodium (on days where I have to leave the house)
Remicade infusion starting
1 x 1000mg Fish Oil Cap
Activia yogurt and SCD-like foods to see if I can make a change. Just got in my 4 day trial of Haldi.

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