Skip to comments.Anyone tried Acupuncture
Posted on 03/29/2013 8:44:43 PM PDT by averagemo
Just curious. Has anyone tried acupuncture? Any success?
I did. It didn’t do nothing not even anything average, Mo!
Not on purpose.
Except leave a bunch of tiny holes all over?
It’s a four thousand year old scam. I’d save your money.
She decided it was an “if you believe it will help, and you're not really all that sick” it will work. If not, just go get yourself some medical help.
I’ve tried it and it has helped with various things. What are you thinking of using it for?
If you are having it for any reason besides pain I have no idea.
My back is killing me!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stop needling Mo, use guys, it’s a series question!
Oh No!!!!!! Not the Labrador!!!!!
I tried it for arthritis. It was some help; a masseuse who knew what she was about was considerably more help.
This is going to sound like a “Chinese Food” joke...but I went for a session when I had a really bad back. It worked for about 45 minutes.
I *do* believe there are a number of things it is very good for, but I don’t know what that list of things is!
It worked for me, by some odd reason. Lower back stuff and never had any discomfort/pain for weeks. Weird.
Oh wait, that’s a Beagle.......my eyes!!!!!
it helped me with some minor recurring pains. certainly not a cureall. my acupuncturist used to be a licensed social worker so seeing him for a treatment was also seeing a shrink at the same time.
Yes, but does it help with using the keyboard shift key?
I tried it as some of my circle of friends swore by it, and they are not liars like Democrats. It worked for my lower back pain. The weird part surfer dudes I hung out with when I’m at the beach knew the same acupuncturist so why not?
Seemed to help with depression - might have been placebo effect but I went in believing it wouldn’t work at all. Might have been prayer - acupuncturist was a devout Christian.
Worked very well on lower back pain - muscle spasm had lasted six weeks, one treatment cured it.
Totally missed a serious medical condition but to give her credit she knew I was seeing my doctor the next day and she would have told me I should see my doctor if I hadn’t been planning to.
I never used it for back pain. But it does relax you.
Now this book cured my sister’s chronic back pain
It also stopped my hubby’s co worker from having back surgery.
Dr Sarno’s books are awesome. I had chronic back pain and could barely function. Now, 13 years later, I’m fine.
Same premise I guess. Except you are the human pincushion..
Yes, I have tried acupuncture several times. It definitely speeded up the healing process.
If you get a sexy Asian woman it will work juuuuusssst fine.
Oops, didn't mean to imply that it took 13 years to work. I've been pain-free for the last 13 years.
Healing from the wounds caused by the acu needles? Makes sense.
I’ve been to acupuncture numerous times for different things, most recently for a broken neck. I had success with it.
Acupuncture works. End of story. But you must have a qualified and credentialed practitioner, just like any other kind of medicine.
Ask an educated Chinese (from China, not from Chinatown in Podunk!) as I did ask an economics prof from a university in Beijing, who originally came from rural China, where such practices might be more readily accepted. He dismissed it, end of story.
Yep, and it worked very well. I had a nerve in my elbow that was really bothering me, throbbing a lot. One treatment and no other problems. The person who recommended it to me is a bodybuilder who is always hurting her back and she swears buy it. Also recommended it to my dad who had hip replacement and it helped with a lot of his pain.
Article you may like. Scientists are finding out there is a lot of science behind it.
(of course, the way it works, I can see how there can be a lot of scammers out there just jamming needles wherever giving it a bad name)
Our family also has seen success using it for pain. For one particular pain condition it worked dramatically. Other types of conditions, not necessarily/hard to tell. But for pain I’d be there at the office again in a heartbeat.
No reason why not. Traditional and nontraditional medicines still rely on one basic premise. The mind and belief of the receiver.
The mind plays a very large part in the healing process. Therefore , if one believes their chosen treatment helps, it is so. I am not being a smart-ass.
I believe that the mind works in tandem with the treatment provided. Remember the book “ laughter is the best medicine”? The basic premise was, a positive outlook, not necessarily the medicine itself.
For my mom, she was not a believer in eastern methodology , she tried it to please a friend - not herself.
Homeopathy, organic food, recycling, chiropractic, psychic surgery, UFOs, and acupuncture are amusing everyday reminders that people will believe anything.
In school, I used the stealthily applied thumbtack version of acupuncture.
I can honestly report, that it did lighten my spirits and immediately improve my mood.
Acupuncture works very well on some people for some conditions. Much like any other healing art. Back pain is difficult and often complicated though. It took me 28 years to deal with mine and I can’t point to any one thing of the many things I did for it as the cause of its remission.
Sounds like you have a creative definition of the burden of proof.
BTW, we went to a board certified M.D. (internist specialty) who is also a Chinese (allopathic) trained doctor (from Taiwan) and acupuncturist. We were very comfortable with this, as he can look at the disorder from both perspectives.
The Nichiren Shoshu Japanese Buddhist sect, which has plenty of adherents here in the States, claims that chanting the phrase “Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo” can bring one material rewards, such as a job, a brand new car, flat screen TV (47’’ diagonal minimum!) I’ve had people swear to me that it works.
There is no question the “P6” point, used in acupuncture and acupressure, works effectively against nausea. This is the under-wrist point. You can either use the wrist bands they sell or just pressure with a thumb or finger. Everyone in my family has used it.
I’ve had acupuncture since the late 70s. For at least 20 years acupuncturists only use disposable needles. I haven’t seen autoclaved needles in a long, long time.
I had acunpuncture many times over the years. Often helped, sometimes didn’t, never caused any harm. Can’t say the same about visiting doctors.
if you don’t like needles you can try accupressure.
A Buddhist chant to get material rewards? That’s too much work. I just play a country music song backwards to get everything back.
There is also Accumulation, aka shopping frenzy, which helps relieve some pains.
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