Puncturing the Acupuncture Myth

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Mutton (May 10, 2011, 20:42:34 PM):
When the S/O buggered up the muscles in his back a month or so ago whilst plastering a wall, he received the "dry needling" treatment, now, the S/O is an agressive atheist and an outright skeptic, he came home from that session curdling with pain, but the next morning was good as new. Now, the analysis of the treatment leaves some open questions to us laymen, he was pounded, he was needled and then the muscles was plastered, there are three "treatments" here that could have been the healing catalist, which was it, or was it a combination? He is reluctant to refer to it as acupuncture (and I understand that entirely), he quizzed the doc about it before allowing the treatment, and in all honesty, I doubt he would have allowed the treatment if the doc couldnt base his reasons on solid scientific facts (the S/O does have medical background). Which leaves us exactly nowhere as to whether it really works or not.

When suffering from my chronic headaches around a year ago, I went to a physiotherapist who, in addition to manipulating the top of the spine, used dry needling on every second visit.

I enjoyed the "sensation" of the needles but can't honestly say that they made every second session more beneficial.

I eventually sought relief in a different needle...drugs injected into the space between C1 and C2...that worked....although the "sensation" was anything but pleasant!
st0nes (May 31, 2011, 12:49:13 PM):
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ACUPUNCTURE has been shown to be extremely effective amongst people who have nothing wrong with them.

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/health/made%11up-medicine-works-on-made%11up-illnesses-201105313882/
DNA (May 31, 2011, 13:44:35 PM):
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ACUPUNCTURE has been shown to be extremely effective amongst people who have nothing wrong with them.

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/health/made%11up-medicine-works-on-made%11up-illnesses-201105313882/


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