Had a friend appalled that I tried acupuncture

Discussion in 'General discussions' started by Pergamum, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)


    I've been dealing with pain issues. Told a freind this week I had tried accupuncture and he was appalled that I was opening doorways to the devil and the occult.

    Can anyone tell me of any possible dangers? He seemed okay with chiropracters and even massage therapists of the opposite sex for pain, but sat up straight and balked at accupuncture and also Tai-Chi. He said to adopt these practices was to syncretize and give creedance to the notion of bodily energies (like chi, perhaps)?

    Any thoughts?
  2. Tom Hart

    Tom Hart Puritan Board Sophomore

    Did it work?
  3. JimmyH

    JimmyH Puritan Board Junior

  4. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    No. It didn't work for me. But I want to try again.
  5. Tom Hart

    Tom Hart Puritan Board Sophomore

    I'm not surprised it didn't work. I think it's a load of nonsense. Not pagan, just a waste of time and money.
  6. earl40

    earl40 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Spend your time and money elsewhere. As a nurse I would have hoped you knew better. :)
  7. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    Ha ha.....the always-blunt Earl.

    Thanks. When people are very sick or in pain they are willing to try things they would not normally try. I figured it was worth a try...if nerves go through pathways, then maybe the needles deaden the pain receptors or blocks the pathways.... seems to possibly make sense.
  8. Tom Hart

    Tom Hart Puritan Board Sophomore

    That's not the theory, though, at least not originally.
  9. earl40

    earl40 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Jut don't have someone stick a needle in your eye.

    Nerve blocks are real though lido would be the choice of agent.
  10. lynnie

    lynnie Puritan Board Senior

    I know people who have gotten great pain relief. It makes sense if you block the pain signals to the brain.

    It would seem to me that you are not healing the underlying problem, just masking the pain. But I read somewhere that pain is terribly stressful for the body and just getting pain relief helps healing in itself.

    Prayed for you and family. A tough providence.....
  11. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    Trying to let the liver heal and rid the body of parasites, which seems to keep my labs weird and my pain up. Once those underlying reasons are resolved, I am sure the pain will decrease. Just gotta ride it out.
  12. Cedarbay

    Cedarbay Puritan Board Freshman

    My medical doctor recently prescribed it for me. He believes the studies are showing success when one has several sessions as the effect is cumulative. I did try three visits and will do a couple more, yet not seeing great results.

    The practitioner works for a major medical health care system and spent 3 years studying at the University of MN, a prestigious medical school. I found it fascinating and not the least spiritually inclined. I asked 3 friends who are pastors and knew of my concern and none objected.
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  13. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    Don't let folks needle you about trying acupuncture.
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  14. Alan D. Strange

    Alan D. Strange Puritan Board Junior

    So you think that he should stick with it?
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  15. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    You seem to get the point.

  16. Joshua

    Joshua pilgrim

    Sharp wits, both ya.
  17. Cedarbay

    Cedarbay Puritan Board Freshman

    The PB produces those with piercing thoughts.
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  18. Reformed Bookworm

    Reformed Bookworm Puritan Board Freshman

    This conversation has me on pins and needles!
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  19. Cedarbay

    Cedarbay Puritan Board Freshman

    Anyway you slice it, Perg, would probably rather have it sewn up.
  20. hammondjones

    hammondjones Puritan Board Sophomore

    Was going to answer, but see that others have already taken a stab at it
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  21. Puritan Sailor

    Puritan Sailor Moderator

    Personally, I'm more pragmatic about it. Whether it's a placebo effect or just some mechanism we haven't discovered yet, if it still worked to bring actual relief then it's worth it.
  22. OPC'n

    OPC'n Puritan Board Doctor

    It's only of the devil if you try it on me. My mom had it done and it decreased her pain significantly that day, but the pain came back the next day. Too expensive to have it done daily.
  23. JTB.SDG

    JTB.SDG Puritan Board Freshman

    Thanks for the laughs folks :)
  24. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Senior

    Isn’t there a kind of zapper that does the same thing but you can apply it yourself?
  25. Stephen L Smith

    Stephen L Smith Puritan Board Junior

    It is probably a good idea not to encourage this trend Jon. The moderators might try to pin point who started this. :)

    I see a new Puritanboard rule coming - I must be punished for every pun I shed (pun-I-shed) :)
  26. JTB.SDG

    JTB.SDG Puritan Board Freshman

    I think you've hit the nail on the head here Stephen.
  27. rookie

    rookie Puritan Board Sophomore

    What kind of pain are you dealing with? I have been to chiropractors, acupuncture, physiotherapy, massage therapy, osteopathy...
  28. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    I have a swollen liver, spleen, and gallbaldder and weird lab tests from chronic malaria. The weird internal issues cause referred pain (more like tension) in my shoulder and c-spine area. I cannot sleep so the pain increases and I have bad muscle aches all the time.

    I have taken some pain pills over the last 3 months but I want to go natural.
  29. rookie

    rookie Puritan Board Sophomore

    If you have a credible Naturopath, and Osteopath in your area, I would try them. The naturopath understands organs and how nutrients and supplements work with them (long term and natural) and the osteopath, if they are worth their salt, can work externally, to see if some organs are out of place and try to put them back in their place, for their proper function. My email is [email protected]
    Send me an email with your home town, I'll reach out to some of my contacts to see if they have any contacts there.
  30. Roger D Duke

    Roger D Duke Puritan Board Freshman

    I have not tried it but have tried, and it works, dry needling as a physical therapy options. Loved it will do it again.


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