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Posted by Gramps on January 04, 2000 at 09:26:14:

In Reply to: GRAMPS, how is your acupuncture treatment going? posted by beatle on January 03, 2000 at 21:22:46:

I am truly better and more pain free but really can't tell you for sure if it is the acupuncture. In fact the acupuncturist is also a chiropractor and has changed his method on me from needles to thumbs.

After acupuncture, I would walk out of his office feeling great, but by the time I got home I could feel the pain coming back .After the first treatment I was painfree for 18 hours and 36 hours the 2nd time. I really thought I'd found something but then the next 4 sessions were less then 4 hours of being pain free. After the 5th session, he told me to walk around the block before going home and come back in for some follow up work. This is where he started using his thumb for a needle, but I think he went in deeper.

He told me he believed that most of my pain was coming from tendons and ligaments that were twisted as he didn't think my arthritis was that severe yet. The back of my calves and theighs were very tight. [from running marathons in my late 50's with too little stretching] Now this thumb on a tendon, ligament, or muscle in my groin is PAINFULL, but the results are immediate. I'm now going on Mondays and Thursdays and this has been great for last week and this week. I felt so good at the gym this morning, I jumped on the treadmill and started running. That was a mistake, I'm not that well! We don't all get wiser as we get older...Gramps.

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