(Closed) Have you ever gotten acupuncture?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Have you ever gotten acupuncture?
    Yes, and it helped : (3 votes)
    27 %
    Yes, and it didn't help : (2 votes)
    18 %
    No, but I'd be willing to try it : (5 votes)
    45 %
    No, and I have no desire to try it : (1 votes)
    9 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    1641 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I had it when I was TTC. It  didn’t help and it wasn’t comfortable. They also had me drink this chinese tea concoction which was absolutely horrid.

     

    Post # 4
    Member
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I have been seeing an acupuncturist since last week. I did hurt a LITTLE. I do bleed after she pulls out the needles. Well, the ones in my face do. It was so brief, but i’m not gonna lie and say i never felt a thing. But it isn’t painful necessarily, either. It’s teeny. So minor, not a big deal though. I think it feels good because the lady puts all the needles in my jaw, my elbows/wrists (note: if you move AT ALL, you will bruise . Well, i did. It is very, very hard to sit 100% still for that long. but if you move, those needles give off the worse, deep ache ever. I tried to move my hand from my knee once and it was a no go). I get antsy. And then she puts this heat lamp in front of me. Very slowly it heats up. The needles, inside my face, get warm. It is insanely relaxing. It just feels good. I feel tinglies in my face. I have now had two doctors recommend it for help with TMJ–also b/c it’s a relaxation method. Would I rather spend $50 on a massage? yeah, probably, lol. Now, the pain comes back later, but it is definitely an improvement. I’m actually looking forward to going today. But, it’s $50 every time i go, so i’m hoping i can cut back to once a week soon. It’s also ssuper close to my house. I feel very strange when I leave, though. Everything has literally been forced to completely relax. I have trouble making a fist when i leave. I feel kinda like….jello I guess =]. Warm, fuzzy jello.

    I feel sort of a tingly sensation between the needles. Whether it’s minor electricity or an increase in blood flow, it feels good. It makes sense–the needles are conductive and our bodies have electrolytes. The dr said it supposedly increases oxygen to the area, which facilitates healing. Although I havent found a ton of medical research to back it up. I use the TENS unit in the evening. That one’s only $30 and looks just like what I use. I get the MOST relief from this. It is AMAZING. But temporary, again. But you know, I am in LESS pain than i was a whole month ago. So i am somewhat improving. I’m also getting fitted for a bite plate and seeing a chiropractor next week. I’m doing it all basically =]

    Post # 5
    Member
    4385 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I had it for my back pain a while a go. I didn’t find it helped at all, the physio and massage therapy were much more effective!

    Post # 6
    Member
    2030 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I did, while I was trying to resolve a fertility problem. Accupuncture has been well-documented in many rigorous scientific studies to be effective at treating medical problems. It worked for me; I’m pregnant now. I did not enjoy it in the least though. I hate needles.

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