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alternative therapies
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Tracy - September 8

has anyone tried accupuncture or accupressure for fms? if so could you please let me know if you would reccomend it, how much relief if any did you gain from it? many thanks

 

michael gindin - April 19

yes

 

Lisa - May 8

I ahve tried accupuncture, accupressure, Reiki, hypnosis, physical therapy....none worked, and I spent a lot of money. Be careful, because when you are in pain you become vulnerable to all these so called "alternative" therapies.

 

Cindy - September 7

I have tried many alternatives ie. diet & food elimination; cranial therapy; etc. I do find that massage is helpful temporarily and light stroking on the skin is a great distraction for the brain when you really need it. Meditation for chronic pain is a great way to destress, and I find sitting in a very warm bath or in a warm pool eases the insane pain I feel in my lower extremities. Hope this helps.

 

Kerri - September 8

I am currently seeing an acupuncturist and i absolutely LOVE it. She has helped me to be almost pain free. i only see her every couple of weeks, but it really makes a world of difference. i very rarely have pain these days, only breakthrough pain on bad flare days.

 

Kim - September 8

I have been going to an acupuncturist/homeopathic doctor for 2 months now and have seen a difference. She also tested for yeast overgrowth (came back postivie) as well as my neurotransmitters and adrenal hormones (all came back very low). My regular doctor would not test for these. She also did alternative hypothyroid testing and that came back positive. I am trying a natural/homeopatjic approach now since all of the pharmeceutical meds were worthless to me. I am also on a sugar-free/yeast/free diet. I find the homeopathic doctors have much more info on this disease instead of the regular doctors I saw. They just gave me antidepressants and pain meds to numb the symptoms instead of trying to treat the actual disease itself.

 

FERGUSSCOT - August 5

I went to a physiotherapy clinic for almost a year and the therapist used acupressure on me. It hurt like hell while she was doing it but I felt so much looser and in less pain afterwards. I am actually trying to find someone who does this now as I am sooooo sore!

 

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