Patient Comments: Acupuncture - Conditions


For what condition did you receive acupuncture treatment? Did it help? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Cheryl, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 10

I have migraines, lower back pain, and shoulder pain. When I first started going for acupuncture treatment I was very wary about the procedure, I did not feel that it would work. But know I have fewer headaches. The pain in my shoulder and lower back has lessened.

Comment from: Demariz, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 13

I had shingles for 6 months and got no help from the 5 medical providers I saw. Then I tried acupuncture and it has been the only treatment that relieved the symptoms. I've had 5 treatments that have been very successful.

Comment from: Sensei White, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 30

I have total body neuropathy along with fibromyalgia, diabetes and high blood pressure. My acupuncture doctor treats me for the pain associated with the neuropathy and fibromyalgia. He has taken my pain level down from a 9 average to a 2 or 3 average. We are still working on my balance and strength.

Comment from: rich, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: September 14

I had acupuncture for first time last week for neck pain. It seems to be working for pinched nerve, I am very happy with the results.

Comment from: Teddy and Me, (Patient) Published: May 27

I had an acupuncture treatment two days ago for TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder). It seemed to relieve the tension around the jaw joint and it did improve somewhat, however, I also experienced increased anxiety along with stomach upset and muscle spasms in different parts of my body.

Comment from: Gerry, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: November 08

I am 71 years old, 6 ft. 3, and 255 lb. My current condition is primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) diagnosed in 2014. I currently have a left shoulder which causes pain anytime I reach behind, over my head or across my body. I was taking rehabilitation treatments, 8 of them, and soon developed swelling of feet legs and currently have a hernia on the lower right side of penis. I am wondering if acupuncture can help stop the pain and improve my condition.

Comment from: cierian, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 30

I had a fractured calcaneus (heel bone). After surgery it healed but there was residual habitual pain that wouldn"t go away. I went to an acupuncturist for 8 treatments using electricity in the needles and had pain relief after 3 treatments. I took all 8 and the pain left and never returned. He was an MD and he used steroid injections in the points for 2 treatments along with a regimen of vitamins, anti-depressant and a Chinese herbal tea concoction.

Comment from: Mid-Fifty Missus, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 09

Two years ago I underwent a full abdominal hysterectomy to remove a very large fibroid. I was thrown into menopause and have endured hot flushes, 10 to 15 daily, plus night sweats, that left me with little sleep and basically tired throughout the day. Although my doctor wanted to put me on a variety of medicines (hormone replacement therapy, high blood pressure pills or antidepressants) that have been known to provide relief to some sufferers, I was not willing to endure their side effects - some that could be life threatening. I started going to a qualified acupuncture doctor 2 weeks ago, and the results were amazing! I have been able to sleep throughout the entire night - first time in 2 years, and my daily hot flushes are not as severe. It has given me hope that I can survive this normal change in a woman"s life. Wish I had done this 2 years ago!

Comment from: DML, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 11

I received acupuncture treatment for pain and nerve damage from lower back on down my legs. The acupuncture did not hurt, put the 5th treatment was a little tender. At the 6th time it did hurt. I asked why. He said it was because the nerves where awake. It was wonderful to have no more pain and be able to get down on the floor and get back up without any difficulty! Insurance should cover this. It really works without drugs or surgery. The cost is a little high, but well worth it.


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