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My most unusual acupuncture treatment
07-08-2014, 04:17 AM #1
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The doctor - she's an MD as well as an acupuncturist - told me that there is often increased soreness for an hour after treatment. But after an hour, I'd feel great.

An hour later I was feeling worse, and it kept feeling even worse 3 hours later. My neck felt so bad I couldn't turn my head without serious pain.

By the 4th hour, the pain had spread some to my upper back and was getting worse.

My phone rang. As I'm talking to the person who called I was rubbing my upper back when I felt what I thought was a thread. So I pinched it with my finger and thumb to pull on it.

It was an effing acupuncture needle still stuck in my back right by the spine!!

So I go to rub the spot where the needle had been and there is the feeling of another thread! But no! It's another effing needle! It felt like they were stuck at least an inch deep, probably more.

Sure enough, the somewhat severe pain has started to recede probably 50%.

So how about that - I got a four-hour treatment for the price of one 40 minute treatment!

Am I lucky or what! blink.gif

Pray for me. hug.gif
07-08-2014, 04:29 AM #2
White Ribbon call me
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Only go to Chinese acupuncturists. Ive been seeing one for years. If they cant tell what's wrong just by staring at your energy, walk out the door.
07-08-2014, 04:35 AM #3
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(07-08-2014, 04:29 AM)the white ribbon Wrote:  Only go to Chinese acupuncturists. Ive been seeing one for years. If they cant tell what's wrong just by staring at your energy, walk out the door.

Yeah, they get thorough training...multi years.

My doctor had a year's training along with over 10 years of experience. She had been good before, but she sure screwed up this time. I'll give her this much - she hit the right spots.

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07-08-2014, 05:22 AM #4
White Ribbon call me
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So you got a happy ending. chuckle.gif
07-08-2014, 05:29 AM #5
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(07-08-2014, 05:22 AM)the white ribbon Wrote:  So you got a happy ending. chuckle.gif

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07-08-2014, 09:05 AM #6
failboat Incognito Anonymous
 
are you still in pain?
does anything feel numb?
are you sure there are no needle leftovers inside you?

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seems like she really hit a nerve. chuckle.gif
07-08-2014, 09:54 AM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(07-08-2014, 05:29 AM)Below Average Genius Wrote:  
(07-08-2014, 05:22 AM)the white ribbon Wrote:  So you got a happy ending. chuckle.gif

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lol.gif You don't expect that so much from acupuncture treatment - what a bonus

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07-08-2014, 10:11 AM #8
White Ribbon call me
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Baggy, that kind of happy ending? how camp.. *flicks hair to the side*
07-08-2014, 10:30 AM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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(07-08-2014, 09:05 AM)failboat Wrote:  are you sure there are no needle leftovers inside you?

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I'd be worried about that too uhoh.gif
07-08-2014, 01:37 PM #10
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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Yer a helluva lot calmer about this situation than I would have been.

Sure seems like the doc would have counted needles or sumpin'.

And besides, the "needles" aren't supposed to be plunged in to the hilt, eh?

I'd say you are extremely fortunate seeing as how being impaled by something so close to the spine and associated nerves can be paralyizing.
07-08-2014, 02:10 PM #11
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I've had a doctor perform acupuncture on my back due to muscular tension and he didn't push the needles in that far and the pain returned shortly thereafter. So, that was the first and last time I had acupuncture.

I prefer using applying pressure to painful spots, a sort of a shiatsu treatment. I either apply direct pressure to the area or areas (everything is connected) using my hands and fingers, or I will put a tennis ball on a yoga mat/bed then position my body's troubled spot on the ball and roll on the ball, slightly. I was told by my physiotherapist that I should move up to a golf ball. damned.gif

Well, it works for me.

I am sorry you had such as terrible experience with that doctor. Maybe you should try another acupuncturist, if you really want to continue this form of therapy.
07-08-2014, 02:58 PM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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I've been rolling on tennis balls too, U/S. It's very nice. I never had acupuncture though.
07-08-2014, 03:06 PM #13
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(07-08-2014, 02:58 PM)Octo Wrote:  I've been rolling on tennis balls too, U/S. It's very nice. I never had acupuncture though.

Yes, rolling on tennis balls is an easy, nice form or massage and for me, it gets rid of muscle tension almost immediately.
07-08-2014, 03:24 PM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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I put 2 balls in a tube sock and tie it up. One ball on each side of the spine...

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07-08-2014, 03:27 PM #15
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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That's a great idea...the tube sock. I will try it for the lower spine area.



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