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#1 Kamlesh

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 02:21 PM

All,
One of my doctors has suggested trying acupuncture for Neuropathy pain. I will appreciate anyone’s experiences with acupuncture.
Kind regards,

Kamlesh


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Posted 21 November 2011 - 03:19 PM

Hi Kamlesh,

I've never tried Acupuncture but I've included this link for you and also another on Acupuncture Changes Brain's Perception And Processing Of Pain which I hope will give you some information about it.

I'm sure we will have other members along soon who can give you some first hand information.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 05:50 PM

Hi Kamlesh,

First of all, it is good to see you back posting.

I tried acupuncture for neuropathy and renal failure. It didn't make my kidneys come back, even though the Chinese medicine doctor felt certain it would. :rolleyes: I don't think it did anything for the neuropathy either. I did find the needles to be especially painful, although some people said it doesn't hurt, it HURT!!! It was not covered by insurance so I stopped. Personally, I found it to be a waste of time, money and false hope.

I wouldn't discourage you from trying, but do some research and try to find others who have been to that same person. I much later spoke with others who had used the same person I did and they all said it HURT!

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#4 Kamlesh

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 08:36 PM

Hi Miocean,

Thank you for your warm welcome.

I saw one Neurologist who is also a specialist in acupuncture. I am almost coming to last the resort of having a Neurostimulator, and his opinion is that I would be a good candidate for having acupuncture before going for surgery. So, I thought it might be worthwhile take few sessions.
Kind regards,

Kamlesh


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Posted 22 November 2011 - 04:41 AM

Hi Kamlesh,

I had accupuncture a couple of times, it hurt when they put them in but I was told it was supposed to give you a 'zing' that showed they were in right. I had them for my chronic back pain and they did help me. It didn't last as long as I would of hoped and it was a bit expensive as they wanted to do it a couple times a week and it adds up. And mine wasn't covered under any insurance as they felt it was an alternative medicine. But I would say give it a go and I hope it helps you!

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:14 PM

Hi Kamlesh,

I'm glad to see your post also, as I've been wondering how you have been doing. I'm sorry to read that things have gotten to this point for you.

I hope you have success with something and soon, as such things can certainly wear a person down.

If you are able, please keep us posted as you're missed around here, even though you may think we don't! ;)
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 06:29 AM

Kamlesh, keep us posted on what you try and how it works for you. Keep up your walking as long and as often as you can. Especially if you aren't having pain while enjoying the scenery around you.
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:47 PM

I have also always been interested in trying acupuncture as well but need to save my pennies. Let me know if you try it and if it helps.

Best wishes!


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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:38 PM

I had my first session of acupuncture yesterday. The Doctor was very good and knowledgeable. She is attached to the Neuropathy clinic and she took time to go through my entire record. She gave me one session costing $70 for entire lower body electric stimulation. I was not willing to continue and she agreed that was right decision as it could interfere with my Neurostimulator trial scheduled on December 2nd. I had severe body and brain uneasiness after the acupuncture. I am very sensitive to stimulation by acupuncture, so looks like I will need to give a second thoughts to continuing.
Kind regards,

Kamlesh


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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:48 PM

Hello Kamlesh,

I tried Acupuncture many years ago for shoulder pain. I don't remember how many sessions I had but it was moderately expensive and after a few times I started to feel sick every time so I stopped going.

I think that either these things suit you or they don't and I would be like you and think quite carefully about trying it again.

Hopefully your Neurostimulator trial will work better. I too am waiting for a Neurostimulator but for faecal Incontinence in my case. I have my fingers crossed that it will work for both of us.

Best wishes and warm hugs

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 09:46 AM

Hey Kam - Thanks for sharing your experience. I have not heard a lot of positive outcomes for accupuncture and sclerodermians so I think I will give it a second thought.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 11:23 AM

How wise of your doctor to advise against further acupuncture, with your trial in the offing, Kamlesh. I'm sorry it turned out to be a bad experience, with what followed. I hope that the trial is something that could be a positive for you.

I can certainly appreciate your sensitivity to the nerve stimulation; I liken it to my experience with the electromyography I endured, prior to being diagnosed with Scleroderma, etc.; The testing was to see the stage I was with my carpal tunnel, to which the doctor became a definite believer, once he saw the report! He had no idea that CT could advance as it did in only one month, yet I could have the physical strength I had, especially for a woman!

Will hold you in my thoughts for December 2nd. Best of Luck.
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 01:12 AM

Hi Kamlesh,

Well, at least you don't need to always wonder whether or not accupuncture would help you with that particular condition.

Is it December 2nd yet?

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 09:58 AM

Look forward to hearing from you about your appointment today, Kamlesh.

Thinking good thoughts for you!
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