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Old 07-03-2008, 09:04 PM   #1
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neuropathy and accupuncture

Hi, I am new here and actually found this site while researching info about the rebuilder system. I am diabetic for 32 years and have severe neuropathy in my feet, hands and other places. My feet are not all that painful anymore because I basically have no feeling in them. Of course I have major balance problems and most people probably think I'm drunk all the time. Anyway, about a year ago I started having the severe pain, numbness, stiffness in my hands. At night the pain is horrible. By the way, does anyone know how neuropathy knows what time of day it is because my pain always gets much worse at night. My doctor suggested maybe trying accupuncture. Has anyone had any experience with this relating to pn. The answers I seem to have found regarding the rebuilder system seem to have mixed reviews. I talked to them and apparently you can try it for 30 days and then have 30 days to return it. Since I am desperate, I might try it because I figure I can use it straight for about 45 days and if I notice no result then return it.

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Old 07-04-2008, 10:59 AM   #2
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Re: neuropathy and accupuncture

I had regular acupuncture by a Chinese woman at my Chinese (although U.S. med school) pain mgmt physician's office for about 6 or 7 sessions. It didn't help, although it was relaxing. I have Atypical facial pain - facial neuropathy. But, when he got a new acupuncturist and asked if I wanted to try him, he said he was "very good", I think implying that all acupuncturists are not created equal. When it comes to pain, I say anything (that you can afford - basically, at $75 a pop I had to give it up) is worth a try. Good luck.

Old 07-07-2008, 02:26 AM   #3
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woondog HB User
Re: neuropathy and accupuncture

I owned an acupuncture clinic for about 7 years and it never helped me, having
been needled both by my acupuncture doctors and another private one
at much more money than $75 per hour. However, accupuncture is great for
hip displaysia (spelling) and sciatica. It really helped my dog too! He would limp
in the room, I would hold him down with the needles in him for about 15 minutes
and he would bound out. One treatment gave him relief for about a year. the woondog

Old 07-07-2008, 01:27 PM   #4
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Re: neuropathy and accupuncture

My friend did six weekly sessions for what the doctors diagnosed
as diabetic neuropathy, pain the feet is felt 24/7. The acupuncture
sessions didn't help in this case.

It's been almost 2 years now and my friend recently
decided to try the ReBuilder. The perception of using
this device is a similar feeling as doing acupuncture minus
the needles, plus you do this in your home when and
how often you want to do it. Considering the severity of
the problem, it's hard to imagine one acupuncture session
per week being and effective treatment, at least with the
ReBuilder, you can do it once or twice daily without any
troubles, the only issue is the initial startup costs. The
maintenance costs seem very affordable, 30 day money
back guarantee a nice bonus.

Last edited by thylantyr; 07-07-2008 at 01:28 PM.

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