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Post by californiacat on Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:30 am

cheers I wanted to share my experiences with acupuncture.....When I was first Dx w/ sle 23 years ago I was lucky that my insurance covered acupuncture so I decided to try it as I had heard it helped w/ pain.I got wonderful benefits from it and got treatments on a regular basis.I really loved getting the treatments and was in less pain and also very relaxed after my sessions.Well, fast forward to a month ago........my insurance now doesn't cover acupuncture but my brother generously offerred to pay for me to get acupuncture and being in severe pain I was thrilled!!! Smile I have so far had 2 sessions and although I have not had much pain relief yet, it is very relaxing and I have hope that w/ more treatments my pain will lessen.Acupuncture does take time as it is not a "quick fix" and the more you go, the more relief you will eventually get.I have my third appointment tomorrow so I will keep you all posted!!!
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Post by californiacat on Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:54 am

Well here is my update on acupuncture................. Razz It IS helping!!!!!!I had my 3rd appointment on Friday and can honestly say that for the 1st time in the past 9 months of this flare....that I actually feel better!!!And the only change that's occurred in my treatment is acupuncture.Yes, I am so thrilled to be able to say I feel a bit better.I have vomited less,been in a bit less pain,am sleeping better and feel more relaxed.My session lasted 2 hours and I actually fell asleep during it!!I got a foot massage afterwards from his assistant and it was wonderful.I don't really understand eastern medicine, but I can tell you I am a believer!!!I so look forward to my next appointment and am trying to stay in the moment and just enjoy feeling a bit better.I have also been able to get out more this past week and that has helped me so much as well.Thanks for listening and letting me share my progress.I highly recc. acupuncture to all of you.Take care.

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Post by Poppy on Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:52 am

Hi Barb:

I'm so glad to hear that the acupuncture is working for you. At last, you can find some relief. Very Happy This is such good news. I'm happy to hear you are getting some well needed rest, too. Sleep

Stay in the moment for as long as you can! I'm happy to hear you are getting out of the house, as well. You deserve to start feeling wonderful - it won't be long cheers .

Take Care, my friend. Like a Star @ heaven
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Post by socalmonica on Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:27 pm

YAH!!!! That is awesome Barb! Just stay relaxed!!! Monica

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Post by kking on Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:51 am

Yippee!!! Very Happy
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Post by yardman417 on Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:29 pm

Barbara
I am very glad you are getting some results that are good Very Happy

flower Take care Ray
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Post by socalmonica on Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:33 am

Okay, I tried accupuncture today. Wow, I am still fascinated by the whole procedure. It was really interesting and how she knew what she knew was amazing. I didn't expect to feel better because I had been told I wouldn't feel anything after the first visit and I asked the accupuncturist that too and she advised that everyone is different, and it was like medicine, some feel it earlier, some later. Well, I did feel more energy this afternoon and some relief and less nausea. She was focusing on that because I have lost 9 pounds during this flare in about 3 weeks in fact, when she put the needle in for that area, I felt a weird sensation that was pretty trippy. I am looking forward to going back next week. Monica

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Post by yardman417 on Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:16 am

Hello Monica

Hope the best for you with the accupuncture this type treatment sound interesting.

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Post by kking on Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:23 am

Hi Monica,

It is great to hear some good news! I hope this works again and again for you.
If ever I get to the point where I need it, I know who to ask.
thanks for the share.
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Post by AbsolutelyFab on Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:51 pm

I know of two people with RA that say accupuncture has helped with their joint pain. They were even able to ditch the prednisone and methotrexate. The one said it helps even if you are going into a flare. You just need to get more treatments.

I might have to try this.

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Post by christines555 on Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:37 am

Hi Beth,

I think it is a great idea! I have never heard anything bad about accupuncture and more and more people seem to be leaning towards this area of medicine.

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