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18 March 2009 @ 10:05 pm
So. Question: have any of you ever had acupuncture? If so, was it successful? Even a little painful?

If you've not, but have heard tell of those who have undergone the procedure, please do share.
I feel: anxiousanxious
Janetgoodnite_gracee on March 19th, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
You should send a private message to pookieyamamama. She had acupuncture done for her tintinitis.

I've heard that the needles are so thin they are not painful, but have no experience with it.
Adrienne C.adrienne429 on March 19th, 2009 03:13 am (UTC)
Not sure, but I think Barbra J has that done at her chiropractor. Email her.
mistress_kathmistress_kath on March 19th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
We've had acupunture treatments for a cat and a dog. Tigger LOVED his acupuncture vet (OK, OK, Tigger loves everyone...) and Chester mostly slept through his treatments. But seriously, after seeing their reactions, I wouldn't be at all hesitant to try it.
Kerry: OMG ONOZscreamingdolai on March 19th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
I've had it, and I can't say it was a success because it was to get pregnant and we know how that went.

Most of the needles I didn't even feel. Sometimes the needles hurt a bit going in, like a tiny pinch, especially in sensitive areas like my fingertips. There was one space on my forearm that went between 2 tendons, and if I was tense when she put it in, it would hurt a bit and then be uncomfortable for the half hour I lay on the table. However, it was managable pain, and after a few sessions I was able to totally zone out and relax...I even slept.
Fjordhopperfjordhopper on March 19th, 2009 09:50 am (UTC)
I have also had it, same as screamingdolia, for the same reasons, with the same results and pretty much had similar reactions to the needles. Wow, that was redundant!

My father had it done for back pain and it was actually very successful, unfortunately his back problems were more severe than what should be treated by acupuncture (he had spinal stenosis) but the acupuncture worked so well, that it actually made him feel better, when he should have been feeling worse. So it does work!
harpiegirl4: child of goddessharpiegirl4 on March 19th, 2009 10:58 am (UTC)
My friend and neighbor, Beth, recently had to take several months off work (she's a manager at a B&N) due to severe back problems. Nothing the doctor prescribed worked. Not the physical therapy, not the drugs for pain. Nothin'. She was miserable. She tried acupuncture, and was back on her feet within three days. Back at work after two weeks. She's doing great now, and swears by acupuncture as being the most amazing and effective therapy she's ever seen.

She also said she now feels an odd kinship with porcupines.
Amandaswimhappy on March 19th, 2009 12:57 pm (UTC)
I've had acupuncture done!

Although I was only 9 at the time so I don't remember much. It was supposed to help my nerve pain, but it didn't. Not even extreme pain killers were helping either, though, so I'm not sure what that says. I will say that even little terrified-of-needles me was okay with getting it done - the needles are so little they don't hurt.
savageservilitysavageservility on March 19th, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)
My mom has done it--she tried it for a while when she was recovering from cancer. She said the needles didn't hurt, and it did make her feel better, but she didn't think the positive effects lasted longer than a few days.
Jaredcrimsontom on March 19th, 2009 06:44 pm (UTC)
Julia has had it in the past and loved it
Amanada (rhymes with Canada)mandasarah on March 26th, 2009 03:51 am (UTC)
My friend Rachel from work, who has mad, crazy perfume/scent allergies gets it on a regular basis and quite likes it. She says it boosts her immunity. I've not the faintest idea how it does that, but I'm willing to go with it.