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Newbie - acupuncture? ??

Mar 05, 2016 2:29 PM

Hi, I'm new to this. Only got confirmation of diagnosis recently. I'm having a really bad flare up this week. I don't like taking med if I can help it. Has anyone tried acupuncture?

Mar 05, 2016 2:34 PM

My physical therapist uses acupuncture needles on me. I find it helps, it also drains all my energy. I'd like to try traditional acupuncture, just havent found anywhere yet

Mar 05, 2016 2:35 PM

Thank you. It's expensive here so I thought I'd check before spending a fortune.

Mar 06, 2016 5:42 PM

Welcome IrelandLou! My insurance won't cover it. I can't take pain meds much due to allergies. I was put on Plaquenil for sjogrens last year, and it has been a blessing because it also reduced the intensity of my fibro pain and flare severity & suggestions. 🙂💕🙏🌼

Mar 06, 2016 5:46 PM

Check Google for a school of Chinese medicine or acupuncture near you. The graduate interns need patients, and are closely monitored by the teachers and doctors. Plus they charge a lower amount than most regular places.
If you fel drained and tell the acupuncturist and they don't change the treatment, you definitely need a new one!!

Mar 06, 2016 11:34 PM

Yes, I found a local pain clinic who does free every 2 weeks. May want go check your local area. Wish it were near by it was quit a drive.

Mar 07, 2016 1:42 AM

Thank you guys. I'll check around.

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