My GP does acupuncture - I was really looking forward to it - sadly I felt no different whatsoever after a 6 week course - we're going to give it another in Jan/Feb when I know I will probably be in my worst pain of the year with the cold weather. I'm of the view that giving as many alternative therapies a go as possible is the way to go. I'm having a hot stone massage just before Christmas - bliss. In the spring I'm going to have something called the Bowen Technique - I think it's important to space all these therapies out so you can work out which ones work and which ones don't
You certainly can.......it's a gentle massage which starts off with heated stones being placed on your back - not massive boulders though - flat stones that warm you through to your core - I had one a long time ago and suddenly remembered how fab it was so am giving myself an early Christmas present!
Misha, I am getting a course of acupuncture right now. I am almost finished. I have to say it does make me feel better. My chiropractor is doing it along with adjustments, they both help. I like the acupuncture, my doc does something called a bladder pattern (not sure it is spelled that way) and it has nothing to do with your bladder. It is suppose to help with energy and (sorry I can't remember what else). My mind shut down when she mentioned energy.....giggle.....I am always needing and wanting more energy.
So did I answer your question, I like acupuncture and I think it helps me.
I had great success a year ago for about two months, then I moved to another, warmer part of Mexico and have just found an acupuncturist/MD who speaks English and am seeing her for the first time on 1.8.10. She is highly recommended. I would give it a shot if I were you. It helped me sleep, which in turn helped me get some walking in and lead to other good things. I also had acupuncture for a muscle spasm in my back about 6 years ago and the next day the pain was totally gone! I would have been hobbling around for another six weeks if I had not said yes to my doctor when he said he could do acupuncture...a few needles in the groin for 15 minutes and $20 and I was dancing again after not doing so for a year. Good luck!
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I did acupuncture about 5 yrs ago and I Really had good results from it. I Really wish that I could afford to do it agian and more often but unfortunetly the only acupunctuist around here are Way to expensive
I also have tried acupuncture and loved it. Unfortunately, it was very expensive - about $70 a session and you had to go 2 times a week. Could not afford that very long. It did help with my anxiety and just my sense of well-being. Did it help tons with pain? Not really, but I can say it helped me "deal" better. I go for massage for pain.