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YZ-WMN Posts: 90
12/2/12 12:42 P

emoticon Thank you for your post!!! I couldn't agree more!

My acupuncture appointment was on Friday and I am feeling so much better! Got on the treadmill yesterday, got my 8000 steps goal done during the day and did a great workout this morning!

Thank you for your support! Have a great day! emoticon

BRITOMART Posts: 7,702
12/2/12 12:32 P

I looked at the page of the 2nd poster (the one who was contemptuous of acupuncture)--he's a guy with 25 years medical research experience--i.e., he seems to have become closed minded and focused on his speciality to the extent he can't see other options.

I'm glad most of us don't have to go that route. Acupuncture, in the hands of a qualified practitioner, is a valuable, valid treatment.


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YZ-WMN Posts: 90
12/2/12 10:53 A

emoticon You betcha!

MEG-NATALIA07 Posts: 679
12/2/12 12:35 A

Thank Goodness for acupuncture!


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YZ-WMN Posts: 90
12/2/12 12:22 A

Thanks! emoticon

ANA3400 Posts: 109
12/1/12 10:11 P

Acupuncture is absolutely a real treatment! It has the same cure rate as western medicine, actually. I can't believe how rude some people can be! OP: I am so glad your acupuncturist has given you some helpful advice. :)

YZ-WMN Posts: 90
12/1/12 9:52 P


JULIACOLLINS62 Posts: 1,666
12/1/12 9:22 P

I'm very grateful there is alternatives to traditional western medicine. I hope alternative methodologies become more available in the near future :-) good health to you!

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YZ-WMN Posts: 90
12/1/12 7:02 P

Hey, thanks everyone for your support to me and my post. I truly do appreciate it!

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12/1/12 4:35 P

I have used Acupuncture for Essential Tremors BECAUSE I couldn't use the usual treatment - medication which could have potentially killed me because of Asthma.

It worked well, and while I was with him, if I was suffering from the gunk of asthma, or had a stinking headache, or my back and hip pain was bad, he would pop needles in for those too, and with real good results. The person who performed the Acupuncture is a Medical Doctor who has written many award winning books (American awards) on the subject and who teaches Doctors and Nurses the practice. A well qualified medical Acupuncturist has a lot more success for REAL health issues than a lot of people give them credit for! I know that the one I saw often had pregnant women and cancer patients turn to him for nausea and pain treatments, with good results, because conventional treatments did diddly squat.


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BUBBLEJ1 Posts: 2,981
12/1/12 4:01 P

Acupuncture is a real medical treatment for a range of things. Just because you don't believe in it doesnt make it any less real for the people who do. I don't believe in god, but I don't belittle the people who do and think that god makes a difference in their weight loss...


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12/1/12 2:39 P

I think it is about whatever works for you!

Best of luck to you! I hope it helps


YZ-WMN Posts: 90
12/1/12 1:57 P

Well, thanks for your support. But I have to say, it works for me.

Edited by: YZ-WMN at: 12/1/2012 (14:01)
OPUSEVA Posts: 1,329
12/1/12 12:50 P

LOL. Did your astrologer agree?

Medical researcher for 25 years. Trying to find help for the obesity epidemic.
YZ-WMN Posts: 90
12/1/12 11:52 A

Yesterday I had an appointment with my Acupuncturist. Hadn't seen her for a while. She told me my digestion was off and said that this could be the reason I'm not losing the weight I'm wanting to. I had, in fact, changed the digestives I was taking, so I'll be back to taking the ones she recommends.

I'm 66 and loving getting back into the exercise, eating right and all of the support from you all at SparkPeople.

Thank you and have a great weekend! emoticon

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