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Acupunture - does it help non believers?

Postby Tummy » Mon, 28 Feb 2005 3:04 pm

Suffering since 10 years from chronic illness in lower intestine (cholitis) have done all kinds of treatments back home in the west and have by now consumed a truck load of medicines that have brought me nowhere. Have rached a point where I am willing to try any alternative route.

Am not really a believer of acupunture even though it does seem to help a lot of people with various problems.

Anyone who can share some positive thoughts on this and maybe recommend some good acupunture doctor (?) if that is what they are called.

thanks

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Re: Acupunture - does it help non believers?

Postby Boogers22 » Mon, 28 Feb 2005 4:30 pm

Tummy wrote:Suffering since 10 years from chronic illness in lower intestine (cholitis) have done all kinds of treatments back home in the west and have by now consumed a truck load of medicines that have brought me nowhere. Have rached a point where I am willing to try any alternative route.

Am not really a believer of acupunture even though it does seem to help a lot of people with various problems.

Anyone who can share some positive thoughts on this and maybe recommend some good acupunture doctor (?) if that is what they are called.

thanks


In my experience, accupuncture has worked best for ailments involving circulation related issues (i.e. indigestion, joints sprain, back pain caused by muscle tightness, etc.). You're not a believer in accupuncture, but give it a shot, and make sure you complete the recommended treatment. At this point nothign else has worked for you, and all you're doing is ruining your liver by constantly taking those meds that don't...what do you have to lose? My experience is that accupuncture works wonders.

Keep in mind that accupuncture and chinese herbal medicine has been around 1,000's of years, whereas traditional medicine as we know it (which has been how you've addressed this problem) has probably just around for no more than 100 years.

FYI, they are called accupuncturists. :wink:

West is best

Stick to science

Postby West is best » Mon, 28 Feb 2005 9:50 pm

Tom,

You had better stick to what is known to you. Afterall Western medicine is based on science whereas the effect of the Chinese medicine depends on where you place the aquarium or whether it is full moon when you eat your pills.

linda

Accupuncture

Postby linda » Mon, 28 Feb 2005 9:54 pm

Chinese accupuncture works for me, I suffered from back pain and severe insomnia for quite a while and the western doctors could only prescribe sleeping pills for the insomnia, somehow the pills worked for 2-3 days and thereafter the 4th day onwards the sleepless nights came back again despite taking the pills. My cousin recommended me to chinese accupuncture and I went for it, only needle pricking and some prescription of powder-like medicine (bitter sort) but worked wonders right after a week of medication.

Give it a shot. :lol:

sydneymak

Postby sydneymak » Tue, 01 Mar 2005 4:24 pm

to west is the best,

you know why scientists in the west start to look into chinese medicine? because they have reached the bottle neck of western medicine. The more advance the Science and Technology is, the more it can prove that eastern medicine is marvelous.

Western medicine is supressing your illness or symptoms, whereas, chinese medicine is a holistic treatment. it takes time as compared to western's......nevertheless, if you have emergency cases, please go to western doctors. but if you are looking for holistic and no-side-effect treatment, you can look for reliable TCM doctors.........

I myself learning accupressure and meridian massage to help my family members for health maintanance activities. i would love to share more if you want. sydneymak@hotmail.com

West is best

Postby West is best » Wed, 02 Mar 2005 10:57 am

sydneymak wrote:to west is the best,

you know why scientists in the west start to look into chinese medicine? because they have reached the bottle neck of western medicine. The more advance the Science and Technology is, the more it can prove that eastern medicine is marvelous.

Western medicine is supressing your illness or symptoms, whereas, chinese medicine is a holistic treatment. it takes time as compared to western's......nevertheless, if you have emergency cases, please go to western doctors. but if you are looking for holistic and no-side-effect treatment, you can look for reliable TCM doctors.........

I myself learning accupressure and meridian massage to help my family members for health maintanance activities. i would love to share more if you want. sydneymak@hotmail.com


Sydneymak,
Just because something is old it does not mean it is good. People thought for thousands of years the earth was flat.

And reached the bottleneck of Western medicine...right... it is like saying we have reached the end of technology or evolution.... get real!

Sure Eastern medicine can work wonders in cases where a person believes in it very strongly, it is called placebo effect, suger pills can have the same effect on seriously ill patients. But that does not say anything of the effectiveness of the treatment, rather that strong belief can move a mountain.

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Postby Boogers22 » Wed, 02 Mar 2005 12:50 pm

West is best wrote:
sydneymak wrote:to west is the best,

you know why scientists in the west start to look into chinese medicine? because they have reached the bottle neck of western medicine. The more advance the Science and Technology is, the more it can prove that eastern medicine is marvelous.

Western medicine is supressing your illness or symptoms, whereas, chinese medicine is a holistic treatment. it takes time as compared to western's......nevertheless, if you have emergency cases, please go to western doctors. but if you are looking for holistic and no-side-effect treatment, you can look for reliable TCM doctors.........

I myself learning accupressure and meridian massage to help my family members for health maintanance activities. i would love to share more if you want. sydneymak@hotmail.com


Sydneymak,
Just because something is old it does not mean it is good. People thought for thousands of years the earth was flat.

And reached the bottleneck of Western medicine...right... it is like saying we have reached the end of technology or evolution.... get real!

Sure Eastern medicine can work wonders in cases where a person believes in it very strongly, it is called placebo effect, suger pills can have the same effect on seriously ill patients. But that does not say anything of the effectiveness of the treatment, rather that strong belief can move a mountain.


West is Best, you make NO credible arguments and are the epitome of a close-minded and ill-informed person :roll: . Before you make statments such as "Eastern medicine can work wonders in cases where a person believes in it very strongly, it is called placebo effect..." do your research. I take you only login as guest b/c you don't want us to know who you are? I don't blame you. :D


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