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Has anyone tried acupuncture to relieve pain? I have heard mixed reviews but would love to know others opinions on the matter
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i've used it but it didn't work for me. One of my issues is muscle spasms/cramping. For whatever reason, when the needles were applied, it would trigger various muscles in my back to spasm.

I have also tried massage, cupping, scraping and .... dry needling. I have to say the dry needle worked the best. My chiropractor basically inserted a long thin dry needle into a knot of muscle in my back. I felt a sensation like I was swallowing a egg down the side of my neck and... the knot was gone. It was truly bizarre, but worked. I'm having a flare right now and just found a chiro in my area (who takes insurance!) who offers dry needling. I made an appt for saturday.
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Acupuncture unfortunately did not work for me. I'm about to try Cyrotherapy for inflamation. Getting frozen every day for two weeks straight doesnt that sound like fun.
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Acupuncture works well for me. At the very beginning, I went twice a week for five weeks consecutively, then I started to go once a week up to now. Usually, the effect of each acupuncture treatment lasts for about four days, that's why I went twice a week at the beginning, but since I live far from the city, I can only go once a week after the first circle treatment that means after the first ten times. I never take any medication because of the side effects that might cause.
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With acupuncture it seems to be hit-or-miss. Some report no effect, others say it works for them. I am in the no-effect group. No scientific studies have proven that acupuncture is effective as a treatment for fibro or for anything else. Perhaps for the people on which it works it is a placebo effect, and the effectiveness of placebo (in other words, the mind's belief that a treatment will work) actually has been documented and proven scientifically.

I say, try whatever you want. If it works, who even cares why it works, or even if it is a placebo. If a placebo works for me, then I love that placebo!
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