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Accupuncture Friday. What can I expect?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by old_tony, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Taking a chance tomorrow (technically today) and having my first ever bout with accupuncture to see if I can get rid of the tightness and pain in the lower back.

    Anyone every have it done? Did it help? What should I expect?

    Even if it doesn't work, the accupuncturist is a top-notch Texas Hold-'Em player so maybe I can pump him for tips.
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Better hope he's not a libbie!!!!! :D :D :D
  3. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    That stuff scares the hell out of me. I'd be more afraid of tensing up more.

    ...That said, good luck and feel better!
  4. gingerbread

    gingerbread Well-Known Member

    Having an open mind about it is half the battle.
    It doesn't hurt, unless you think getting lightly snapped with a paper clip hurts.
    I've had lots of success with acupuncture for neck problems. I'd also recommend finding a chiropractor or physio who does ART (active release technique). Now THAT hurts, but it's highly effective. Guy who worked on me for awhile is the same guy who got Jason Kidd back on the court months before he was expected.
  5. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    I really want to try acupuncture. I get pretty bad knots in my back, neck and shoulders. Massage does nothing. Stretching does nothing. I'm hoping the needles can alleviate some of the tension.
  6. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    The needles go in for free, but you have to pay to get them taken out.
  7. gingerbread

    gingerbread Well-Known Member

    If you can afford it, I recommend a session with Ming Chew. He works with athletes, dancers, writers who don't know how to sit properly in front of computers. Problem is, he doesn't take insurance and costs more than a monthly parking space, but he'll change your life. Or at least your muscle memory ...
    I saw him twice for two hours and he helped banish two decades of neck problems. Now it's just acupuncture every six weeks or so for maintenance.
  8. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the responses (especially BYH -- he was recommended to me by one of my lib friends :D). Sounds like it's what I'm looking for. The apPOINTment is in 8 1/2 hours so I think I'll call it a night. I'll let y'all know how it comes out. I don't know how long the appointment will last but it costs $60.
  9. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Am having acupuncture tomorrow to see if it will loosen up my thumb. Will also be going back for neck and back issues.

    Have had it done before and it helped promote the healing in a torn rotator cuff.

    Just relax and enjoy it.
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I bet it'd be free if you lived in Canada. :D :D :D
  11. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Michael Moore would know where to get it on the cheap in Cuba. ;D
  12. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Good luck Old Tony, let us know how it went, because I have been having issues with my back lately.
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