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Posted by Scott on 11/20/98 at 00:00 (002318)

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I have had 13 acupuncture treatments so far and this is helping me so far. I go every
other day , and after 7 treatments take a break for a week to rest the pressure points.
I am now walking a mile every day at the Drs request. If you can find a qualified
acupuncturist you should try it. It's worth a try and there are no side affects. The Dr.
also cooked some herbs for me to soak my feet in and that also helps. The foot I had
surgery on is now my worst foot. The top of the foot is sore and still is swelling
around the ankle and it's been 5 months. I wish I wouldn't have had the surgery. If
anyone has any suggestions for that problem I would appreciate the feedback.. I have
had pf for a couple of years now and before the acu I couldn't walk across the room
without being in extreme pain. It is a slow process but is working. Try it. Debbie

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Dear Debbie: Glad to hear of your success with acupuncture. I have had success with
acupuncture in the past for soft tissue injuries--sprained ankle and jammed shoulder.
It really helped to reduce the swelling and pain and caused the injury to heal faster. I,
however, did not have much success with it for pf. I had 11 treatments once a week
and did feel that it made the pain more bearable but it didn't seem to help any more
than that for me. I am not sure that trying it every other day would help me any more
but I may try it again at some future time. Do you also find other benefits to
acupuncture? For instance, I believe my general attitude improved from being slightly
depressed about this and other things to becoming slightly more positive in general.
Just wondering. And, once again--congratulations with your success and here's to a
100% cure! Best, Barbara
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Barbara,
Yes, my attitude has changed drasticlly. When i went to talk with the Dr. I was
fighting back tears and was very depressed. I felt this was my last option and it was
my only hope. I had my 14th treatment tonite and right now I have no pain at all
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Evey one on this board is looking for answers and I only have one response to this.
This is a cure. Find an experience Dr. It will make all the difference. I think you
should go back and try every other day. When I first started my feet felt better right
after then the next day were sore again by the time it was time for my next treatment. I
am so happy now that I can actually walk at a normal pace.

Gotta go. Debbie
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Thanks, Debbie. I have one more question about your treatment. Is your acupuncurist
attaching electronic impluse patches to your heels (these are hooked up to some sort
of machine) at the same time as doing the needles? Mine was and I don't think that
helped at all--in fact it seemed to have caused more pain directly after the treatment
(even though both acpuncturists I went to swore it would help even more).
Congratulations on your success
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too. Best, Barbara
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Barbara,
No , he feels I don't need or won't benefit from the electronic machine, but he
showed it to me and showed me how it would work. I have been suffering from this
for so long that he said it would take awhile before I am completely cured and I need
to be patient. I can't believe that improvement. I hope you go back. How many years
did your Dr study acu? Is he experienced enough? Mine also said surgery is probably
not something to consider for this ailment. He says it is not the bone that hurts, it's the
tissue around it, the faschiia. I already had surgery on one foot and won't do it again
on the other. We are doing acu on both feet. He says it won't come back once it is
gone! I hope he is right. Let me know if you continue your treatments. Debbie

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Hi Debbie,

Thanks for being so persistent in your enthusiam over acupuncture. I guess the reason
I wasn't interested at first is because I think on heelspurs.com there was a survey and
not too many people experienced success with acupuncture.

I think maybe I will give it a try. AT least it's not invasive and can't hurt you.

Sue

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Dear Debbie, Actually both my acupuncturists have a lot of experience--and came
highly recommended by people who have had a lot of experience with acupuncturists.
But I think I agree with your guy about the electronic treatment--except do you think
this sounds like a mini version of the Ossatron treatment? I wish I knew more about
shock wave treatment and why it would have any effect. I am considering going
back--but even your guy said this doesn't work for everybody. But, having said that I
would also advise anybody to give it a try because it certainly can't hurt--except
maybe in your pocket if you don't have insurance... Thanks again for the help Deb.
Best, Barbara
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Barbara
No, the electronic machine if nothing like a mini version of the Ossatron, it is not
shock waves or anything. It has wires that look like little tiny jumper cables and he
would put these in the needle that is already in, and it makes the needles vibrate real
fast. I get my needles twisted about every 10 minutes during the 45 min to an hour
treatment. Debbie

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Thanks, Debbie. I'm not ready to go back yet because I seem to be getting better
with losing weight! Anyway, I think you guy sounds pretty good. Would he
recommend someone in the Berkeley, California area? Best, Barbara
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Dear Barbara
I don't think my Dr. will know anyone in your area but I will ask him He moved here
from China and has only been here 2 years and is still learning English. I know once
he mentioned a list of acupuncturists on the internet. He said to look on acupuncture
.com. Debbie

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deb I was in China for several years. All I did was drink horrid chinese med, soak my
foot in it and receive electric shocks (used to remove bruises) Anyway, no one
offered any Accupuncture. I have heard it just helps ease the pain for a bit but doesn't
heal.
Where did your doctor live in China? I am very interested. Is he an orthopedic or a
poditrist
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becky
He is neither. He is an acupuncturist. He studied acupuncture for 7 years and it was
his major. I don't know what part of china he is from. all I know is he is my hero! I
am so happy. I actually wore regular shoes last nite when I went out to dinner. they
have a 2 inch heel. No pain
! Today I had no pain all day. I can even get up in the
morning and walk. I don't even have that sore stiff feeling in the top of my foot that I
had surgery on. I am on a two week break to rest the pressure points and he was
right, my feet did not get worse. I start again next wed. He thinks 7 more treatments
ought to do it. He says it will be a CURE


So many people here are looking for
something to get them out of their pain and they keep talking about ossatron. I don't
understand why they don't try acr. I know some have but what about the rest? It has
been around a lot longer and has no side effects.
It's worth a try. Debbie

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I am on my fourth acupuncturist and the last two were
highly recommended. I have had absolutely no
relief so I'm going to try the Ossatron. And by the way,
I do rest a lot, I am basically sedentary and if I have to
move, I use crutches.

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I agree. Acupuncture is a proven treatment for lots of injuries and conditions and has
absolutely no side affects. Even though I have not had success with it for pf others
have (and I have had success with other problems). One woman I know has had the
EPF surgery and is having acupuncture to reduce the scar tissue and help heal--it has
worked wonderfully for her. Her doctor told her the scar tissue would take a year to
go away. With acupuncture it has taken about 3 months! It is worth a try for those
who have tried everything else or who haven't tried anything yet. Good luck! Best,
Barbara


Re: Acupuncture Repost

Vikrant on 11/21/98 at 00:00 (002338)

Can anyone recomemmend a really good acupuncturist in Manhattan, New York City ???... I am a new PFer ( 2 months) and I think I have a mild case ( too much running too soon) .... but I would rather try something like acupunture sooner than later.......Thanks