(Closed) Acupuncture experience?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 17
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Newbee

littlebuzz:  My husband is an acupuncturist and has helped COUNTLESS people with issues that western doctors were unable to help.  I was also told that I would never be able to get pregnnat and if I did I would miscarry right away.  10 years later (and after using acupuncture and chinese herbs) !am currently watching my 2 beautiful children, 4 years old and 7 months old sleeping comfortably in their beds.  Don’t know where you are finding these studies but I do not think they are accurate at all. In fact, I think many studies have shown that acupuncture is VERY effective in treating MANY ailments.  

The the OP, relax and enjoy.  Stay positive and be honest with your symptoms.  Acupuncture is wonderful and can definitely help with many different issues.  It has helped me MANY times.  If you have any questions, feel free to private message me. 🙂

 

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I have never heard of using accupuncture for fertility issues but I will be sure to keep this in mind.

I used to go to the accupuncturist all the time for neck soreness/tightness. They worked wonders. I haven’t been able to find a place a liked as the place in the city I went. Unfortunately my insurance is so bad I can’t try to find a new one right now but I can’t wait until I am able to.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee

aphroditejones:  KLC216:  

A practice being from a different culture has nothing to do with it. Something being ‘ancient’ also has nothing to do with it. All treatments, regardless of when and where they were developed, should be rigorously tested through scientific method and assessed for their genuine effectiveness (and by genuine I mean beyond the placebo effect). 

Acupuncture has been rigorously tested and concluded to be ineffectual (again, beyond placebo – which must be stressed because every advocate for acupuncture will have 20 stories of how ‘it worked for me’ / ‘it worked for my friend’. Well, great – but that’s not how scientifically test a treatment). Long ago treatments like bloodletting were also used conventionally under the guise of working by placebo the effect – until the scientific method was developed to test it properly. 

For the poster who mentioned Chinese herbs – we aren’t talking about Chinese herbs, we’re talking about acupuncture. Just because they derive from the same culture, it doesn’t mean they’re related. There are plenty of herbs/plants that have made their way into ‘conventional’ medicines, because they have been properly tested and proven to be effective. But I’ll leave ‘herbs’ there for now because it’s off topic. 

Here is what acupuncture claims in a nutshell: Bodies have ‘energy’ lines called meridians. When these lines are ‘blocked’, it causes pain and/or illness. Inserting needles at the locations of these ‘blockages’ will release the ‘energy’ and restore ‘yin and yan’ to balance. 

Now, I’m sorry, but anyone who doesn’t believe that a theory like the above shouldn’t be properly tested for genuine effectiveness isn’t worth arguing with, because – well, come on. 

You can easily find a summary of acupuncture’a ineffectivness on it’s Wikipedia page. And here is a lengthy, but credible source on the analysis of the various acupuncture studies: https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/acupuncture-doesnt-work/

Many people say ‘what’s the harm?’, and again, my problem problem isn’t with people receiving relief through a placebo effect, it’s with practices that claim to work under another method, at which point it becomes deceitful. And again, can mask symptoms by placebo effect that should be properly investigated. 

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Backyard

Acupuncture is awesome. At the very least you’ll feel more relaxed!

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

lovechocolate:  dang, I’ve been going once a week for at least a month and this cycle is already over 40+ days! hopefully I’ll see a change like you did for the next one.

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