Post by existenceisadream on Oct 23, 2010 7:07:12 GMT -5
Been having some physical problems lately and a friend recommended acupuncture. I've done a ton of reading on it and have found studies supporting it. Just curious if anybody here have experienced acupuncture and how if so how it affected you and so on.
Post by existenceisadream on Oct 26, 2010 6:54:33 GMT -5
So you've had acupuncture? What wouldn't you recommend it for?
My main reason was I sort of twisted wrong last week and a back muscle went psycho on me lol. Been nearly a week and it's still not fully stretched back out. Drives me crazy. I can hike, swim, weight lift, etc. and it takes just barely turning the wrong way to have this happen. I actually went and got a massage Friday which made it feel good for a second but wasn't lasting. A friend said he'd had acupuncture for his neck and back problems and it was amazing at how quickly it helped him. Then I read studies about it working really well for tennis elbow and ACL tears in knee (which I have both these problems right now) so that's my second reasoning. Beyond that popular belief is that acupuncture overall opens up your electrical pathways so that the body can heal all of itself.
I'm done with chiropractors. Been there done that and all they do is have you coming back over and over wasting your money with the belief that as long as they 'adjust' you enough that your bones will stay in the correct place. But what I've found is that first any adjustment they can do to me I can do on my own simply by stretching or using my yoga ball. And going to the chiropractor for lets say my sore back is silly. It's not the bones that are the problem. Its the muscle strain. But that's what I've always done. Go to the chiropractor and wonder why the muscle in my back is still sore several days later.
So that's why I'm interested in acupuncture. Looking for an alternate and hopefully better solution to these ailments.
The problem could be something simple like the body needing more minerals. Go to health food store and buy some liquid minerals and take for a while and see if that helps. Or just take a muti-vitamins with minerals.
We are worlds/spheres colliding.....waiting to be finished.
Post by existenceisadream on Oct 26, 2010 21:05:54 GMT -5
Hmm well I'm vegetarian and eat a ton vegetables and fruits a day as well as a wide assortment of grains, legumes and things. Diet has actually been one of the things I've studied the most in the last 6 months so I know I'm easily getting all the vitamins and minerals I need even without a multi vitamin. I actually stopped taking a multi vitamin awhile back realizing there was no point since I'm getting everything I need already. My elbow problem is from playing tennis, and my knee problem is from falling on it really bad over 6 months ago. Though the knee isn't really a problem unless I try to jog or run for awhile. Beyond that I can hike and do a ton of other things and I wouldn't even know I have a knee problem I went on a big hike yesterday and my back muscle is feeling a lot better and limber.
Anyways I plant to make an appointment with a acupuncturist soon to see what it's all about. Best way to find out is to experience something first hand.