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Anyone tried Acupuncture

Posted on 03/29/2013 8:44:43 PM PDT by averagemo

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1 posted on 03/29/2013 8:44:43 PM PDT by averagemo
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To: averagemo

I did. It didn’t do nothing not even anything average, Mo!


2 posted on 03/29/2013 8:45:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: averagemo

Not on purpose.


3 posted on 03/29/2013 8:47:22 PM PDT by RandallFlagg
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To: Revolting cat!

Except leave a bunch of tiny holes all over?


4 posted on 03/29/2013 8:47:25 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: averagemo

It’s a four thousand year old scam. I’d save your money.


5 posted on 03/29/2013 8:48:42 PM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: averagemo
My mom tried it.

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.

6 posted on 03/29/2013 8:49:39 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: averagemo

I’ve tried it and it has helped with various things. What are you thinking of using it for?


7 posted on 03/29/2013 8:50:07 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: averagemo
My mom had it done. It worked for her pain.

If you are having it for any reason besides pain I have no idea.

8 posted on 03/29/2013 8:50:17 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Promotional Fee Paid for by "Ouchies" The Sharp, Prickly Toy You Bathe With!)
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To: averagemo; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

9 posted on 03/29/2013 8:50:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: averagemo
Only on the dog.


10 posted on 03/29/2013 8:51:16 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: CaptainK

My back is killing me!!!!!!!!!!!!


11 posted on 03/29/2013 8:51:32 PM PDT by averagemo
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To: averagemo

Stop needling Mo, use guys, it’s a series question!


12 posted on 03/29/2013 8:52:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: South40

Oh No!!!!!! Not the Labrador!!!!!


13 posted on 03/29/2013 8:53:14 PM PDT by averagemo
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To: averagemo

I tried it for arthritis. It was some help; a masseuse who knew what she was about was considerably more help.


14 posted on 03/29/2013 8:53:18 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: averagemo

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!


15 posted on 03/29/2013 8:53:51 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: averagemo

It worked for me, by some odd reason. Lower back stuff and never had any discomfort/pain for weeks. Weird.


16 posted on 03/29/2013 8:54:21 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: averagemo

Oh wait, that’s a Beagle.......my eyes!!!!!


17 posted on 03/29/2013 8:54:50 PM PDT by averagemo
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To: averagemo

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.


18 posted on 03/29/2013 8:54:56 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government shoud fear us.)
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To: bravo whiskey

Yes, but does it help with using the keyboard shift key?


19 posted on 03/29/2013 8:56:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: KittenClaws

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?


20 posted on 03/29/2013 8:57:00 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: averagemo

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.


21 posted on 03/29/2013 8:57:16 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: averagemo

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.

http://www.amazon.com/Healing-Back-Pain-Mind-Body-Connection/dp/0446392308.


22 posted on 03/29/2013 8:58:19 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: CaptainK

Dr Sarno’s books are awesome. I had chronic back pain and could barely function. Now, 13 years later, I’m fine.


23 posted on 03/29/2013 9:01:32 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: averagemo
No. I prefer Voodoo.
24 posted on 03/29/2013 9:01:51 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: BigCinBigD

Same premise I guess. Except you are the human pincushion..


25 posted on 03/29/2013 9:04:12 PM PDT by averagemo
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To: averagemo

Yes, I have tried acupuncture several times. It definitely speeded up the healing process.


26 posted on 03/29/2013 9:04:19 PM PDT by hippyhater
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To: averagemo

If you get a sexy Asian woman it will work juuuuusssst fine.


27 posted on 03/29/2013 9:07:21 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: CaptainK
Dr Sarno’s books are awesome. I had chronic back pain and could barely function. Now, 13 years later, I’m fine.

Oops, didn't mean to imply that it took 13 years to work. I've been pain-free for the last 13 years.

28 posted on 03/29/2013 9:07:46 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: hippyhater
It definitely speeded up the healing process.

Healing from the wounds caused by the acu needles? Makes sense.

29 posted on 03/29/2013 9:07:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: averagemo

I’ve been to acupuncture numerous times for different things, most recently for a broken neck. I had success with it.


30 posted on 03/29/2013 9:09:46 PM PDT by dmyhra
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To: averagemo

Acupuncture works. End of story. But you must have a qualified and credentialed practitioner, just like any other kind of medicine.


31 posted on 03/29/2013 9:13:27 PM PDT by Argus
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To: averagemo; Revolting cat!; a fool in paradise

"Meh."

32 posted on 03/29/2013 9:14:16 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: averagemo

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.


33 posted on 03/29/2013 9:16:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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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.


34 posted on 03/29/2013 9:17:28 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: averagemo

Article you may like. Scientists are finding out there is a lot of science behind it.

http://www.wtop.com/109/3268018/Georgetown-researchers-find-science-behind-acupuncture

(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)


35 posted on 03/29/2013 9:20:23 PM PDT by mnehring
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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.


36 posted on 03/29/2013 9:21:05 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: max americana
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?


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.

37 posted on 03/29/2013 9:21:34 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Revolting cat!

Homeopathy, organic food, recycling, chiropractic, psychic surgery, UFOs, and acupuncture are amusing everyday reminders that people will believe anything.


38 posted on 03/29/2013 9:21:36 PM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: RandallFlagg
"Not on purpose."

LOL!

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.

39 posted on 03/29/2013 9:22:26 PM PDT by Dacus943
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To: averagemo

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.


40 posted on 03/29/2013 9:22:53 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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So Scientology treatments work because people believe they do?

Sounds like you have a creative definition of the burden of proof.

41 posted on 03/29/2013 9:23:42 PM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: mnehring

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.


42 posted on 03/29/2013 9:24:18 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: GunRunner

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.


43 posted on 03/29/2013 9:28:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: averagemo
Consider this:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57503549-10391704/swiss-healer-accused-of-intentionally-infecting-16-people-with-hiv-using-acupuncture-needles/
44 posted on 03/29/2013 9:29:01 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Dacus943

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.


45 posted on 03/29/2013 9:29:10 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: Trod Upon

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.


46 posted on 03/29/2013 9:34:46 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: averagemo

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.


47 posted on 03/29/2013 9:36:32 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: averagemo

if you don’t like needles you can try accupressure.


48 posted on 03/29/2013 9:40:51 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Revolting cat!

A Buddhist chant to get material rewards? That’s too much work. I just play a country music song backwards to get everything back.


49 posted on 03/29/2013 9:41:31 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

There is also Accumulation, aka shopping frenzy, which helps relieve some pains.


50 posted on 03/29/2013 9:42:00 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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