Post # 1
Sounds a little freaky to me, but i went in for a consult for my jaw and the orthodontist recommended alternative pain treatments such as acupuncture.
I’ve read a few success stories and apparently acupuncture is a common treatment for muskoskeletal issues.
Anybody had it done before? It just sounds scary, even though I keep reading it’s not =]
Post # 3
nothing to offer, but I’d love to hear responses on this too~
Post # 4
i did it for migraines. i tried multiple times at different places, but i just didn’t work for me. i loved it and it was very relaxing, but not worth the money if it’s not going to get rid of the migraines. it’s not very scary, you don’t even feel the needles, they’re very tiny.
my husband goes sometimes when he has a crohns flare up and my mil also goes for fibromyalgia, and they both say it works well for them.
Post # 5
I love acupuncture! I get mine mostly for neck muscle spasms and hate if I can’t make an appt. I have even taken some of my cats for acupuncture and they love it too! The needles are tiny, tiny, tiny. Nothing like getting a shot. And this is from someone who will not pluck her eyebrows cos it hurts too much!
Post # 6
Acupuncture was a life saver for me!! I was in a pretty bad car accident just aftew New Years ’09, and ended up with whiplash. After 6 months of physio my response to treatment plateaued and the pain stopped improving. I was having jaw, ear, shoulder and arm pain due to the nerves being pinched by my neck muscles for 6 months. I was a complete mess, my physiotherapist recommended me to a sports medicine chiropractor, who works with professional athletes and also specializes in acupuncture. I went for acupuncture once a week for 6 months, which helped me to a full recovery combined with the physio. Basically I would highly recommend it, just relax and make sure you get a recommendation from a health professional you trust. The needles are individual use, sterile and you should feel comfortable with the person sticking stuff into you. PM me if you have more questions!
Post # 7
I found acupuncture helpful for chronic back pain. You may also look into seeing a chiropractor- I had a friend who had jaw pain and TMJ and is all steamed from an uneven spine.
Post # 8
@Audrey, thanks, there’s actually a joint practice nearby that does chiropractic and acupuncture that I was thinking about seeing!
Post # 9
i love it too – 100% I say go.
Post # 10
I had it done, as well as herbal treatments for problems with syncope (fainting)and parathesia (numbness and tingling) after not being able to find relief with western medicine.
It seemed to work pretty well, not a magical quick-fix, but it didn’t hurt and it was very relaxing.
The herbs tasted horrible though :p
I recommend it. It can’t hurt and there seem to be decent evidence that it helps.
Post # 11
I love it! I always thought it was a waste, but when I got whiplash a few years ago, it was the only thing that worked. I don’t know why it works so well, but you should definitely give it a shot!
Post # 12
I go almost once a week!! I LOVE my accupuncturist, he is amazing and can really fix almost any problem! I had chronic pain for a long time and he GREATLY eased it… But then again, he is amazing… I would say do some research about accupuncturists near you. Mine is the 3rd I tried before settling with him.
Post # 13
Oh thanks for the info ladies! I made an appointment for tomorrow afternoon and the lady looks very credible! She even treats some local professional sports players and was ranked #1 in St Louis. I hope she’s good. I’ve heard mixed reviews on it, so I’m curious to try for myself. This jaw pain has got to go and I’m open to it!
Post # 14
I’ve gone for my neck and back and found it helped, especially with muscle pain. There are also physical therapists that specialize in jaw and TMJ pain. You can look on the APTA website to try to find one.
Post # 15
I’d love to hear if there are any more recent comments on this since I’m considering getting acupuncture too.