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    What's up fellas? Just a random question. I have been thinking about acupuncture, kind of curious as to what it's like, and if it really works. Just wondering if anyone here on the board wants to share experiences good or bad so I can get an idea.


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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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cellardude View Post
    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.
    Haha that sounds like something to do in the winter so the shirt doesnt have to come off. How do they create the suction without breaking the seal to get the fire out?? And did it work for you?

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jbono731 View Post
    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.

    Try massage. Go see a therapist or buy yourself a Mini Thumper massager. I have one - works great!

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    sounds like you need therapeutic massage, it works fantastic

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    Whats the pain intensity on acupuncture?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crader View Post
    Whats the pain intensity on acupuncture?
    pretty mild but there can be slight discomfort which is soon replaced by a nice warm feeling

    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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    Haha the little man must have been preaying he didnt get a donkey kick to the face

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    Quote Originally Posted by b unit View Post
    pretty mild but there can be slight discomfort which is soon replaced by a nice warm feeling

    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

    Oh...shudder...I'm a big needle sissy. I'm thinking in my mind about IV's and epidurals

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    Quote Originally Posted by bioman View Post
    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.
    i always fall asleep. and i always have elctro-accupuncture done so i do that with my muscle contracting.

    Works great for relieveing muscle tension and pain.

    For my specific issues i ended up finding ART therapy to be more effective.
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    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.

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    Always loved getting acupuncture - it's just the price that stopped me. I'm super energized after it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bioman View Post
    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.
    oohh. i might have to go try that. most everthing is cleared up except for my very dense medial tricep head. He is having a hell of a time getting into that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbono731 View Post
    Haha that sounds like something to do in the winter so the shirt doesnt have to come off. How do they create the suction without breaking the seal to get the fire out?? And did it work for you?
    Ive never tried it, it helps alleviate some back problems and helps you feel better. The marks it leaves are quite nasty though. They go away tho. look up chinese suction in google. you'll see what I mean. they actually have kits where you can actually do it at home but you need a partner to help you. I remember my parents bought a kit and do it from time to time at home.

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