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i had my first acupuncture appointment last week

it was awesome. haven't felt relaxation like that in ages.

 

anyone else like it?

i'll probably be making another appointment soon, apparently it's good to go a lot when you first start to get your bod in tune.

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I can't afford it, but luckily the African Americans in my state regularly enjoy stabbing me with sharp objects. Surprisingly it makes me feel really relaxed. Though it might just be all the morphine the EMT's pump into my bloodstream.

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i can't afford it either. i got her to bill my insurance company.

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My mom says it helps with her fucked up rotator cuff

It got messed up in a car accident so insurance pays for hers too

 

I would try it

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it's a couple hundred for the first visit and about a hundred for subsequent visits..

 

i have other things to spend my money on.

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I was toying with getting it done here but I do not trust A. that the person doing it has any fucking idea what they are doing to me and B. that the needles haven't already been used on 82 different people with H1N1, SARS and Japanese Encephalitis.

 

The bullshit that gets passed off a medical practice here is just fucking astonishing.

 

For example:

 

'you should pull your pants up over your belly button otherwise the wind will blow in and make you sick'

 

'Americans are fat because they drink cold water'

 

'Eating walnuts will make you smarter because they look like your brain'

 

Just today a mainlander was kicked out of Taiwan because he was selling a cure for everything, including cancer........, through slapping.

Read this shit:

 

 

Taiwan kicks out Chinese writer over slapping cure

(AFP) – 11 hours ago

TAIPEI — Taiwan's government on Thursday ordered a Chinese writer to leave the island after he claimed that slapping a person's body can cure chronic disease.

Xiao Hongci drew criticism when he claimed that his "slapping therapy" had healing powers at a promotion in Taipei earlier this week, slapping a woman's arm red while demonstrating his technique.

"It takes seven days and it's 100 percent effective for diabetics. It can cure heart disease and high blood pressure too," Xiao said in footage aired by local television.

But his Taiwan tour has been cut short after he has been ordered to leave within seven days as well as paying a fine of Tw$50,000 ($1,600) for claiming healing effects for what is considered a "folk therapy", officials said.

"Xiao in on a tourist visa and he is not allowed to practise medicine here," said an immigration official.

Xiao has published a book on his "slapping therapy" in Taiwan which has reportedly sold more than half a million copies.

Copyright © 2011 AFP. All rights reserved. More »

 

 

 

 

 

 

So yeah, little bit skeptical of Asian medicine.....

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i went to 4 sessions. about 5 years ago $140, half hour each.

i went for insomnia.

did not work, feels bad man.

 

 

2 people i know did laser acupuncture to quit smoking.

worked for them.

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my acupuncturist is an old friend christo, that REALLY helped.

i don't think i would have done it otherwise.

i also would NEVER trust a chinese MD or have serious work done by one.

but, chinese medicine is at the least, interesting. and american doctors literally cannot diagnose me, so i am giving it a try.

 

she said that it was unlikely i'd get relief from only a few treatments, croc.

i am not encouraging you to try it again, i only know that she said that often in acupuncture treatment, the problem gets worse then gets better.. she explained in more depth but that was the gist. i'm also sure that no one thing will work for everyone

*just wondering, have you tried learning meditation? i did in my early twenties and after that my insomnia went away forever.

 

i got a professional massage from my man as a gift, i'd never been.

it was great, a very reputable spa etc

but what that did was NOTHING compared to how i felt after the acupuncture. i haven't been been that relaxed in ages.

she claims that i have to go often to start (my insurance co authorized 3 months) and then you go less and less often, so i'll be going again

 

i did have joint pain again since the treatment, but holy shit it was FAR less painful and swollen than it usually is. so far, it seems to be working on something.

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yeah that kinda pissed me off. my acupuncturist said 10 treatments would "start" see results, after i asked when is this going to start to kick in. 1400+ was kinda steep at the time for no guarantee. i felt like "thats where they get ya" so i stopped. i remember not liking the idea of these needles around my neck ear area too. i do not remember however, if the smokers went more then once.

 

glad to hear you're in less pain then usual.

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'you should pull your pants up over your belly button otherwise the wind will blow in and make you sick'

If you need to purge any wind you could try Kerokan/Gua Sha.

kerokan.jpg

Avoid using a dirty coin though.

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thx croc

 

srsly though, try meditation if insomnia still bothers you.

clearing your mind is great for teh snooze.

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there aren't any needles in my butt.

 

here's some lady instead.

 

healthy-acupuncture.jpg

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haters wanna hate on the woman in pain, who western doctors could not diagnose and would not help.

 

hahaa :rolleyes:

 

s'ok cancer dancer. it'll be you before too long, as we all get old. and die.

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i also would NEVER trust a chinese MD or have serious work done by one.

Really?! Some of the best medical care I have ever had has been from Chinese MD's.

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croc if u need to sleep hit me on tht pm i got tht purp homey n ill break u off 4 cheap no homo

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i've had acupuncture and gua sha done and it helped with my lower back pain and completely erased the upper back pain i had. only costs me $40 a visit.

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