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I notice some people do acupuncture. I was thinking of doing some acupuncture but its not covered by my insurance.

You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate

my HMO makes me wear a helmet...

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Yes, many insurance companies don't pay for acupuncture, though some participate in affinity programs which allow discounts at the clinic for holders of certain insurance policies.

I am sure you two have checked out the site's page on Scleroderma and Alternative Therapies, but perhaps some of the other forum members have not found it yet. Some very good advice there.

Warm wishes,



Carrie Maddoux

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I've had acupuncture treatments and found them very helpful. The person that did mine was an anestheseologist (sp?) except on Wednesdays. She only did acupuncture that day, just because she loves it and feels it really helps. Anyway, she worked on my right arm/neck/back area. I have a lot of problems with muscle tension and pain which leads to neuropathic pain. She did 6 weeks of treatments (1 day a week) and now I just go back when I feel things tightening up again. She can does specific problems areas or can do general areas for overall wellness.


Oh, I will say the first time I couldn't tell a difference. It took the second time for me to start noticing it.

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I have considered Acupuncture too Peanutheadsometimesyoufeellikeanutanddroppizzaonfloor...

My insurance covers it as well. I would be doing it for help with my lungs and breathing.

I will let you know what I find out.


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