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i used in on a really bad lower back problem i had, worked awesome
I think it all depends on who's doing it, i had a chinese doctor who was trained using chinese medicine and chinese healing techniques, he knew his stuff and i would use this method again if need be.
11-13-2007, 12:08 PM
I used to do it to treat psoriasis, it didn't do anything for me tho except need to pee while resting there with needles all over me.
It works great for headaches. And those little needles do hurt esp if one pops up and needs to be screwed down more....ugh
11-13-2007, 12:38 PM
Mainly great for relaxing muscles and relieving pain. I really loved getting it once a week but haven't been able to afford it for some time. I'd recommend it to anyone with chronic muscular pain or stress...used to fall asleep on the table with needles all over me lol.
11-13-2007, 02:13 PM
Took some courses in alternative medicine and I definitely enjoyed this modality of healing.
Used it for a few things, mainly relaxation, loved it. VERY positive feedback from others in the course/that went to the clinic.
Give it a shot! Check with your insurance, some companies will cover parts
11-13-2007, 02:27 PM
My parents used this form of chinese healing. They used to visit this doctor in manhattan that specialized in chinese herbs/medicines. Anyway, the whole thing is similar to acupucture. They light up a piece of paper and turn over a cup. put the fire inside the cup and remove the paper. They then put like the glass cup thingy over the back. It does some sort of super suction to the skin. It's supposed to help back problems but it leaves those little round marks all over your back for a week.
11-13-2007, 03:16 PM
11-13-2007, 03:17 PM
Just to clearify I am not having back 'pain' just sore and tight from the huge jump in intensity. Looking for something to help out.
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11-13-2007, 05:22 PM
Pretty much no pain at all. Maybe one out of 20 needles will sting momentarily but the rewards far outweigh the momentary discomfort. Most of the needles you won't even feel as they tap them in.
11-13-2007, 07:05 PM
i had chronic lower back pain brought about by lifting real heavy mixed with playing golf which really didn't help, i used to get needles placed into my siatic nerve that would send an electric shock through my entire body, the poor little chinese guy got to hear some good old fashion cursing when he'd hit the nerve but once it settled it felt really good and warm
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11-13-2007, 08:12 PM
I tend to agree that any sort of deep tissue is better for most skeletal muscular problems. The best of both worlds is to get loosened up with accupuncture THEN go get hammered on by a deep tissue or ART massuese. I did this with great results a few times.
11-13-2007, 08:51 PM
Always loved getting acupuncture - it's just the price that stopped me. I'm super energized after it.
11-13-2007, 10:56 PM
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11-14-2007, 01:31 AM
I got proficient enough myself where I can apply needles without any sensation at all.
you need to remember, even the THICKEST accupuncture needle is smaller than 1/20th the size of the SMALLEST needle they have in a doctors office.
11-14-2007, 01:33 AM
Not sure if any of you have had it - but my overall favorite form of alternative medicine has to be lymphatic drainage therapy. If you're sick and have this done, you feel like a MILLION BUCKS after.
11-14-2007, 11:05 AM
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11-14-2007, 12:51 PM
They even have a vaccuum pump now for cupping that exerts incredible suction and supposedly draws toxins out through the skin. I watched a video of it being done and black liquid did actually come up through the skin...and it was'nt just dark blood. Freaky.
11-15-2007, 12:57 AM
Acupuncture is a great way to relieve stress in and around the neck. I get it done atleast once a month because of bad migraines that seem to be a mystery to my DR's on why I get them... But damn - Migraines SUCK!!!!!
11-15-2007, 10:19 AM
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11-15-2007, 10:31 AM
The ER is the worst, sitting there 3 hours with iv's and meds that make you feel like your having panic attacks. I'm learning to live with mine until they make me sick.