After much anxiety and waiting, I NOW find out from my doctors that they DO NOT recommend acupuncture for me because they say I am already taking pain medications and if the pain medications are not working for me, the acupuncture will not. I have done research on the acupuncture and read that it is a 50/50 chance, but I was desperate to try anything and now they have shot this down. Could this information be true?
Hi to you, The Mad Man,
Give it a try, I think at times conventional western medical people pooh pooh any eastern philosophy. So try it, it will not hurt!! And please, let us know how it goes if you would be so kind?
There was a person (can't recall whom, at the mo) that just posted about being on pain meds and having accupuncture, and they thought it quite successful!
Hey my friend,
I have also used physical therapy and I can't blame you for trying but after you give this another try if things still don't improve like Sweetlemon said you can always give it a try, I am like her I recall seeing a post on here from someone who had tried various pain medications without the relief needed and this person tried acupuncture and this person had positive results. I hope you do find relief!!
Run-do not stop go. There is no comparison between pain medications and acupuncture except I suppose they both increase the endorphins that relieve pain. I have been recieving acupuncture at least monthly for over 10 years. I have chronic nerve pain from impinged nerves in my neck and shoulder which increased significantly after an injury 3 years ago. I'm currently on Oxycontin 20 mg daily with up to 6 Oxycodone per day for break through pain. I'm chronically ill, have major depression, Irritable bowel disease, and just found out I have chronic lymes disease. I started the Oxycontin about a year ago.
Acupuncture helps provide a "balancing" of what makes us human-clearly an oversimplification-and often treatments will "shift" the dysfunctional cause of painful energy and reduce, even stop pain. Because we live in the tough old world we do repeating treatments are usually necessary. My doctor complements acupuncture with microcurrent therapy directed at specifically identified areas of problems. I take natural supplements also although I'm not a zealot by any means- if it works, I take it--- i.e. boswellin for joint pain, Quercetin for upper resp dysfunction, Magnesium for a LOT of things. I know this is too much info at once, Sorry. I encourage you to seek out a good acupuncturist- mine is rare, practicing internal medicine for a number of years first which means she can order Rx meds too.
Bottom line- it can't hurt and often HELPS. If you live in a large town there may be an acupuncture school which is a great way to get care. God bless.
Do you need a doctor approval for your insurance or somthing? My insurance won't pay for accupunture, but I would try it it some others have had any success with it. I see a lot of people mention it, but don't try it. If you do decide to try it be sure to let us know how it works. I don't think your doctors know what they are talking about taking pain meds & accupunture not working. A lot of doctors just won't admit Eastern medicine works, & I've heard to many good things about it saying it does. WEB MD is even a proponet of it saying it does help some people. They are all Western doctors giving their opinions. Good luck to you..
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