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#516357 - 01/05/17 12:23 AM How does everyone feel about acupuncture??
Jennyfaaa Offline

Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 11
So i have recieved acupuncture treatments on and off up until this point, before my AS became very bad very fast it seemed to lighten up the pain for a week or so at a time now i feel like im in more pain?...

Just curious of everyone thoughts/own experiences with it!

#516359 - 01/05/17 02:30 AM Re: How does everyone feel about acupuncture?? [Re: Jennyfaaa]
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Registered: 09/05/01
Posts: 5992
Loc: Reno or SFLU Philippines
Hello, Jennyfaaa:

I went to an acupuncturist and the prick did me some good--well actually with my shoulder bursitis. I wished the electric stimulators had gone up to 11. I had the most needles and highest intensity of any of her patients.

Funniest thing is people used to ask "doesn't that hurt?" Not surprised how clueless people are about arthritis in general and pain.

My AS was not affected by the procedure, but it did relieve some of the pain.

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#516367 - 01/05/17 09:28 AM Re: How does everyone feel about acupuncture?? [Re: Jennyfaaa]
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Registered: 01/13/08
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Loc: Upstate NY
Anything noninvasive is worth a try...acupuncture is noninvasive.

I tried it with 3 different practitioners, the final one for 3 or 4 months. It really didn't do much for me, maybe a sense of calmness for the day, kinda cathartic, but nothing for the inflammation or pain...may have helped with my bowels?, but nothing for the joint inflammation and pain....still glad I tried it.


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