Anyone have experience with acupuncture?

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Anyone have experience with acupuncture?

Postby plethora » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:32 pm

My holistic Doctor recommended acupuncture for numbness\tingling in my legs. Does anyone have experience with this, and did it help? Thanks!
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Re: Anyone have experience with acupuncture?

Postby HarryZ » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:13 am

plethora wrote:My holistic Doctor recommended acupuncture for numbness\tingling in my legs. Does anyone have experience with this, and did it help? Thanks!


Acupuncture can be helpful for MS symptoms but you really have to insure the therapist doing it has had experience in treating MS patients. Otherwise you can get some very unsatisfactory results.

Several years ago, my wife (has since passed away) had a lot of problems with leg spasms and associated pain and she received acupuncture. It provided a lot of relief at the time and the therapist was well versed in treating MS patients. But he insisted that she not only receive just the acupuncture but be involved in an entire program which stressed diet and the proper exercise. And he was right!

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Re: Anyone have experience with acupuncture?

Postby jimmylegs » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:14 am

not for ms, for physio due to injury. esp w. my one back injury a couple years ago I definitely noticed the effect of acupuncture. I had been skeptical, but results are results. however re my more recent knee injury, I couldn't say for sure if it helped. not the most useful feedback in the world, but there it is.
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
DRI=MINIMUM eg bit.ly/1vgQclQ
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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Re: Anyone have experience with acupuncture?

Postby plethora » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:33 pm

Thanks for your replies. I too am generally skeptical of things like this, but it seems some get good results. Maybe I will give it a shot. Thanks!
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