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Posted by Barbara on September 18, 1998 at 17:23:01:
Hi Debbie: I go once a week. I have been to a few Chinese acupuncturists (for different things in the past)and am now going to a woman who has her OMD (Dr. of Oriental Medicine) and is a licensed acupuncturist. She has been in the same location for 13 years and practices using the Japanese method. I beleive both methods work equally well the only difference being that with the Japanese method there is actually no pain with needle insertion. I don't know yet if it is working or how well but I actually am able to bear the pain better. I find that my heels feel worse directly after the treatment for maybe 24-36 hours and then feel quite a bit better after that. This is probably not a cure and if my insurance did not pay for it I would probably give it up. But I understand that it does take, as a general rule of thumb for acupuncture, 10 treatments for each year of the problem. So I will give it up to another 10 treatments and see what happens. I am going to start the icing, continue the stretching and start the taping. I would be interested in seeing how you do with acupuncture. Please let me know at email@example.com. Thanks.
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