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Acupuncture

#1 Post by chaos » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:47 am

Has anyone ever been treated with acupuncture or trigger point therapy for pain? Does it work?

I have several upcoming appointments.

(I had an appointment today but missed it. It took me two hours to drive 11 miles because of all the congestion/craziness on the roads, but that is for another thread . . . :mad: )

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Re: Acupuncture

#2 Post by kv » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:29 am

I have can def help some...I didn't find it major helped though...are they doing cupping as well?

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Re: Acupuncture

#3 Post by chaos » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:39 am

I don't think they do cupping - just acupuncture and dry needling. (I'm going to an MD.)

Cupping looks kind of scary. Did it leave marks all over you? Does that work better than just the needles, or does it enhance the beneficial effects?

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Re: Acupuncture

#4 Post by kv » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:01 pm

Ya it's a cycle between cup and needle that is supposed to enhance both...cupping will bruise but that's the idea...neither of them hurt though, at least in my experience

Back pain?

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Re: Acupuncture

#5 Post by chaos » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:59 pm

No. My shoulders and upper arms. I was diagnosed with frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) on my left side. My right side isn't as bad and may or may not be the same thing.

After a certain age, it all starts to go downhill. :oldtimer: :lol:

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#6 Post by kv » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:07 pm

Indeed...hope it helps some

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#7 Post by chaos » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:22 am

I am happy to report that the acupuncture is working for the pain :bigrin: (although I was left with a painless purple bruise about the size of a quarter after one session). I have been going to physical therapy as well. My right side is at about 80% mobility. My left is still pretty stiff - maybe 40%. :oldtimer:

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#8 Post by kv » Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:22 pm

Trust the process...congrats on the gains

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Re: Acupuncture

#9 Post by SR » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:02 am

chaos wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:59 pm
No. My shoulders and upper arms. I was diagnosed with frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) on my left side. My right side isn't as bad and may or may not be the same thing.

After a certain age, it all starts to go downhill. :oldtimer: :lol:
I started a krav maga class a few months ago....a lot of impact both given and taken. My shoulders haven't been the same....especially my left...really sharp needle like pain that has severely diminished mobility. Was your shoulder issue(s) precipitated by an event or injury...or just out of the blue?

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