I became so much of a believer in Acupuncture that I purchased my own Acupuncture Stimulator, the KWD-808-I, six years ago. I haven't used the needles, only the self-sticking electro-patches. I also purchased some Acupuncture software, that explains the different points and meridians/channels; what they do, and when to treat them.
My first encounter with Acupuncture was through my wife, around 35 years ago. When younger, she had ear surgery to rebuild her ear drum, and she suffered from headaches 24 hours each day, every day, since the surgery. The pain would move all over her head, sometimes worse, sometimes better, but always there. It would travel down into her neck, arm and hand. Nothing would help. Pain pills would diminish her headaches, but nothing really helped.
Until...... we heard of an experimental pain program, through the University of Miami, where they were researching Acupuncture and it's applications for the treatment pain.
We got an appointment, not knowing what to expect. While waiting in the waiting room, an elderly gentlemen came in and sat down next to us. We wondered why he was there. He looked and seemed fine and not to be in any discomfort. We started a conversation and learned that, originally he came into the pain clinic in a wheel chair. He couldn't walk because of the crippling pain. He was now without pain. Needless to say, he was very happy!
That really gave us hope! Was it possible that the many years of pain that my wife had suffered, could be helped a little? Perhaps a treatment or two could take some of the edge off the pain?
The doctor that we saw was very enthusiastic. He said that there were so many things that could be effectively treated with Acupuncture, but his project was limited to only applications of pain. He said, for almost all "treatable" ailments, it took no more than three treatments, and most of the time it just took an initial treatment and a booster treatment a week later.
She had a total of two treatments, and the pain has been gone for 35 years, never to have come back again!
I have had a limited success using my KWD-808-I Acupuncture Stimulator over the past six years. In fact, after trying many times, for different ailments, the only help I had gotten from it was relief of some sinus problems.
So...... it's basically been sitting for a year or so. Until now! I just had an amazing experience, relieving my neck, shoulder and back discomfort, which I will post about shortly as a separate post. This post is too long, as it is!