It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Neuropathy Message Board

Has anyone tried acupunture for the pain?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-19-2006, 04:41 PM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: fontana ,ca USA
Posts: 68
booemmy HB User
Has anyone tried acupunture for the pain?

This was mentioned to me today,and I had'nt a clue as how to answer.Thought you guys would

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 08-20-2006, 08:07 AM   #2
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: GA
Posts: 311
don'tlikecold HB User
Re: Has anyone tried acupunture for the pain?

I haven't tried it but I am very interested in alternative treatments. I did use acupuncture in the past after a car accident 10 years ago. I had hit my head and had bad headaches. It did work but I had to go back 3 times. I haven't had any headaches since. It would be interesting to see if it will work on neuropathy.


Old 08-20-2006, 01:01 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 1,562
6foot3 HB User
Re: Has anyone tried acupunture for the pain?

Yes i tried accupuncture back when i first had neuropathy and didn't know about diet connection so i expected to be cured by this.Well i did feel better and stronger so i was amazed however i didn't realise i had to have about 10 treatments at $80.00 so i did not have $800.00 to pay for these so i never went back but if someone can afford them then you may want to explore more.The needles do not hurt at all and its about a 30 min procedure.
There was a good story on my GNC monthly magazine i recieve about 7 yrs ago titled ''Is MS todays Polio'' and was about Multiple Sclerosis striking more and more young people so this man who had it changed his diet to Paleo and felt stronger and then added accupuncture treatments and after 10 he said hid MS went into remission. Anyway thats my info on this ....later !!
To surpass the 120 yr Life Span !!!!

Last edited by 6foot3; 08-20-2006 at 01:55 PM.

Old 08-21-2006, 01:21 PM   #4
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 691
snowmelts HB User
Re: Has anyone tried acupunture for the pain?

I have Idiopathic Sensoral Axonal PN.
I did try ten sessions of acupuncture and Chinese Massage.
He used the type of acupuncture where the needles are on wires.
I didn't feel much of anythng from the needles. No results at all.
The Chinese Massage was him physically grinding his knuckles deep as he could up and down my leg and the bottom of my foot as hard as he could (THAT was VERY painful)
That was in '94 or '95.

$50 bucks per session and I made myself do all ten because the PN was a big problem and I just kept grabbing staws of false hopes.
I did them on Saterday's, which was my day off work, After every session I would go home and sleep like a log for solid 2 hours.
Darned expensive nap.
Didn't help my PN at all.

Last edited by snowmelts; 08-21-2006 at 02:04 PM.

Old 08-21-2006, 03:53 PM   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 42
SarahNina HB User
Re: Has anyone tried acupunture for the pain?

I've had about 8 treatments so far for idiopathic small-fiber sensory neuropathy. I can't tell if it's doing anything. Sometimes I feel that I might get a couple of better days after the treatment, but I can't distinguish it from the normal ups and downs I usually have anyway. I'll continue weekly treatments for now...

Old 08-28-2006, 01:07 AM   #6
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: lala Land
Posts: 51
djoyv HB User
Re: Has anyone tried acupunture for the pain?

I have been in severe pain for almost 3 year due to tumors embedded in cervical nerve roots. I had acupuncture between 2 to 3 times a week for almost 2 years. My insurance covered it at 70%, which made it realistic. It definitely hel[ed with the pain, but unfortunately, the effects were not lasting. It got to a point where the pain was only completely relieved when the needles were in. Since I couldn't walk around that way, the effort to make the drive there and back just no longer seemed worth it.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Does anyone here use accupuncture for relief? hellothereitsme Chronic Pain 7 03-06-2009 09:10 AM
anyone try Lyrica? mimba46 Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 25 01-02-2008 05:44 PM
Anyone suffer from non-acid reflux? scott1360 Acid Reflux / GERD 5 03-28-2007 08:27 PM
Has anyone tried Acupunture??? j2006 Anxiety 3 09-08-2006 08:18 AM
Anyone ever try Chinese medicine (acupuncture/herbals)? RageOfAngels Alternative Medicine 74 06-25-2006 10:53 PM
TRIGGER POINT INJECTIONS or ACUPUNTURE?? jam338 Fibromyalgia 11 05-09-2006 01:36 PM
Massive Muscle Knots (anyone else) please reply!!! pain-intheneck Fibromyalgia 11 11-04-2004 10:46 AM
accupuncture, has anyone had success ? cardinal Back Problems 4 12-28-2003 09:48 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:54 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!