I remember years ago when I was healthy and acupuncture would come up in conversation - I would bellow - I --NEVER -- WOULD HAVE NEEDLES SHOVED IN ME EVER!!
6 years later I am lying on a table with about 75 of them little buggers stuck in certain parts of my body. :) What thyroid pain does to a person's thinking and actions :)))))
YES - I had excellent results with acupuncture - I tried it and maintain my visits - just as I was coming out of being so ill and recovering with my meds. The PAINS and choking sensation was why I went along with anxiety issues.
It totally helped balance my anxiety and I believe acupuncture was part of how I got off those meds. It also helped the mucle aches but they would return in a few days until I went again.
The choking stuck around though.
I half to say though - having that done was a wonderful experience for me - I really felt the "balance" happening in both acupuncture and crystal healing treatments when used together. One time a rush of extreme warmth ran through my body. It was the oddest thing to experience - but it felt so incredible. Then it went directly outmy feet like a tornado. One other time I felt an electronic ZAP in my stomach that literally jerked me on the table. Scared the he// out of me - but after it was over - I felt "different" - (took seconds to go away)
The acupuncturist said it was a release of a block of some sort --
Hi Catie----I am currently using acupuncture and chinese herbs to bust a sizeable follicular neoplasm nodule of questionable FNA result and treat wicked hypo. To date - I can report very good success. I feel zillions better; I don't shiver, am not depressed or horribly tired like the 'bad old days', my skin, hair and energy levels are super, and the best bit of all --- I think the nodule is shrinking (it's less noticeable at moment : ) ), but it is early days--3 months, so I won't pop the champies just yet! I go twice a week for pins and take herbs--tablets and a tea (surprisingly yummy) twice a day.
The trick is to find a great practioner. I have had 2 others years ago not so good, so there are quality differences. My guru teaches at the acupuncture college here in London, and has practiced a long time, so has seen it all. Pls feel free to PM me anytime-- I can give a fuller explanation of what I understand is being treated and why it is working. I do firmly believe 'lifestyle' changes must support this alternative method for best effect.
It is not a path for everybody, but for me at the moment - it is absolutely working wonders; I simply can't believe the difference in me, which can not be all 'mumbo jumbo hocus pokus' as some people will harshly try to assert, but which I can only smile quietly in response. If this works, I keep my thyroid, and heal better than when this nightmare all began. : )
Thanks everyone. If someone told me 2 years ago that I would consider acupuncture, I would say they were crazy. I am a skeptic. But I am researching unconventional/holistic/alternative treatments. I need to feel good again. I feel I need to do something else besides conventional medicine.
However, I've read that patients need to be calm and relaxed during acupuncture treatments. And I don't know if I can do that. When I go to the doctor my insides shake, I am so warn down. I haven't felt good since my PT last year
Another question I have is does anyone know any dangers or long term effects from acupuncture or chinese herbs. I keep telling myself these treatments have been around for hundreds of years. But it is my nature to always look ahead and that is not a good way to be.
4helen, thanks for the link. It was very interesting and informative.
stella, wow that was some experience. It only proves the acupuncture theory.
i've been 2 days ago at my first acupuncture in order to try to shrink my rather big (but benign, goiterous) thyroid nodule - and it hurt quite a bit...
it wasn't at all what i expected (which is lots of small needles painlessly sticking out of just under my skin)... it was 2 larger needles stuck directly in the nodule, connected with an electric (?) current... i told the lady at the beginning that it hurts, she said that's ok... however, after about 10 minutes i couldn't take it more and called them to take the needles out... i've been unwell after for 12-18 hours, but back to normal since... but one of the needles left a small bruise which is still visible
was wondering if anyone had similar experience? is "2 needles with current" a different type of acupuncture?
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