Has anyone had any good results trying acupuncture? I am thinking of trying it since my neck hurts SO much and I can't take meds for it! Unfortunately my insurance won't pay for it!
I have been doing acupuncture for 6 years now. The first 1.5 years of it, I would flare afterwards. Trusting my good friend acupuncturist- we continued- trying different things and PAYING ATTENTION. ***MOTOR POINTS CAUSED INFLAMMATION FLARES*** We now do root, systemic treatments (meridians, organs, etc) and it is AMAZING
I started last year was very skeptical but happy to give it a go.(i also have a fear of needles which didnt help) At first i went every 2 weeks and then 4 I am now on 8 weeks but by the 6th or 7th i am starting to get more pain and stiffness. It does not cure the pain but makes it much more bearable. I was surprised it made a difference and will carry on with the treatment for the foreseeable future i prefer it to taking drugs
I have been having acupuncture 3x a month for several years. It makes a huge short term difference for me. Unfortunately, it wears off within 24 hours, but the relief I do get is significant. Ask around for the right acupuncturist as there are many out there that aren't good. Also be careful if they prescribe any herbs as my body didn't do well taking them.
Last Tuesday I had a cervical epidural plus 4 trigger point injections in my shoulders and while they were painful the difference has been amazing! I used to wake up with a very painful neck and my neck would creak like an old door. Now all of that is gone! The last time I had them was in July 2017 so they lasted a long time. I would recommend you have a pain specialist give them to you at a pain management center like I did.