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Acupuncture...on a long term basis?

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    Registered Users Posts: 2,000 ✭✭✭ Zipppy


    Hi
    I have a certain chronic condition...

    I have been using acupuncture and herbs weekly this last 2 months and I must say the results are fantastic.
    One drawback is is very expensive on a weekly basis and cant be sustained long term.

    I wonder has anyone used acupuncture and after initial favourable results gone to a 'maintenance' type 'top up' very month or two?


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    Zipppy wrote: »
    Hi
    I have a certain chronic condition...

    I have been using acupuncture and herbs weekly this last 2 months and I must say the results are fantastic.
    One drawback is is very expensive on a weekly basis and cant be sustained long term.

    I wonder has anyone used acupuncture and after initial favourable results gone to a 'maintenance' type 'top up' very month or two?

    Is your chronic condition too personal to disclose the diagnosis or details of?

    Herbs being, diuretic in nature? Effects, names?

    And specific area targeted by the acupuncturist, or just a general body wide treatment?

    Maybe you could shop around for a more favorably priced acupuncturist?


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    Zipppy wrote: »
    Hi
    I have a certain chronic condition...

    I have been using acupuncture and herbs weekly this last 2 months and I must say the results are fantastic.
    One drawback is is very expensive on a weekly basis and cant be sustained long term.

    I wonder has anyone used acupuncture and after initial favourable results gone to a 'maintenance' type 'top up' very month or two?


    There is no scientific proof that acupuncture works. There are few observational studies that shown sometimes it works in certain conditions. I would say acupuncture is more of neuroscience; activates the power of your mind to heal yourself. Well if that's the case perhaps we can learn how to power up our mind without sticking nails into the body.


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    markmoto wrote: »
    There is no scientific proof that acupuncture works. There are few observational studies that shown sometimes it works in certain conditions. I would say acupuncture is more of neuroscience; activates the power of your mind to heal yourself. Well if that's the case perhaps we can learn how to power up our mind without sticking nails into the body.

    I think that's the whole point of acupuncture treatment.. stimulates blood flow and nerve impulses to allow body to heal itself..


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    Zipppy wrote: »
    I think that's the whole point of acupuncture treatment.. stimulates blood flow and nerve impulses to allow body to heal itself..


    I doubt it stimulates blood flow perhaps nerves and your mind to believe in it.


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    markmoto wrote: »
    I doubt it stimulates blood flow perhaps nerves and your mind to believe in it.

    What's your rationale for doubting it physiologically stimulates blood flow?


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