November 30, 2011 at 10:35 pm #55201jamie-dMember
I have been doing acupuncture since shortly after I was diagnosed. It has helped with nausea, pain control and sleep. I also have used some of the herbs and supplements she has recommended. I have also used the little beads for nausea. I dont understand how it works but believe in the results I’ve gotten. I’m still here 4 years later and believe it is a combination of western and eastern medicine that has helped. Best of luck and hope you get good results. God Bless,
Jamie DNovember 29, 2011 at 2:20 pm #55200lainyParticipant
Susie,, I am so glad to hear the Acupuncture went so well and that you are now sprouting seeds. We all need some seeds to help us grow! Youa re great and your posts show what a wonderful attitude you have and that makes me so happy. Keep up the good work, girl! You have a winning combination! Sending hugs from one of your favorite cheerleaders!November 29, 2011 at 12:51 pm #55199pamelaParticipant
I will cross my fingers that the accupuncture will make you feel better. It’s not fair that something that should make you better (radiation) makes you feel so crappy. Hang in there girlie.
Love, PamNovember 29, 2011 at 5:42 am #55198dianecParticipant
Dear Susie — I’m glad you tried acupuncture. (and it didn’t hurt!) In the past, I’ve been a supporter and user of Chinese medicine and herbs in conjunction with traditional medicine.
Something I have used for seasickness are wristbands with little pressure buttons on them. Many folks I know have used them and they are readily available at drugstores. It sounds like the seed treatment you are using for nausea.
Wishing you the best.
DianeNovember 29, 2011 at 4:58 am #55197marionsModerator
Susie…are these special beans? Heck, you are working with harmless things only. It is worth the try for sure. Please, let us know of the results. Nighty, night.
All my best,
MarionNovember 29, 2011 at 4:16 am #55196wallsm1Participant
ok, so I am back from acupuncture. It didn’t hurt a bit. Just a few needles in my arms and legs. She said I should come twice I week until the nausea is gone. Also, said I should try Chinese medicine at least when I am done with chemo to help the healing process. I have always been skeptical of taking a bunch of herbs and stuff that I don’t really understand. So, I don’t know about that. We’ll see how it goes, but I’m going to try the acupuncture for at least 2 wks and I’ll see what happens. Oh, I also have little seeds taped over a few pressure points on my body, near my wrists and one on my sternum. The Dr said to massage those areas if I feel nauseated. She said if it doesn’t help, they will upgrade me from seeds to beans. Magic beans! Who knew??
Have a great night!
SusieNovember 29, 2011 at 1:52 am #55195lainyParticipant
Susie, I understand it does not hurt. AND if it does cry Woof! Very interesting I will be waiting to hear if it helps….can’t hurt anything! You could be starting a whole new trend here.November 29, 2011 at 1:51 am #55194EliParticipant
Susie, my wife is also trying acupuncture. She had two sessions so far. She was told by her practitioner that to help with nausea, needles have to go into arms. My DW opted out of it. (Something to do with one zillion blood draws she had this year). Instead, she tried needles in the back of the neck. Supposed to help with sleep and relaxation. She is very happy with the results. When I asked how it helped her, she replied that “it just makes me feel good”. Can’t argue with that.November 29, 2011 at 1:25 am #55193jim-wildeMember
Susie, I’ll scream for you. I guarantee it won’t hurt a bit!!!November 29, 2011 at 1:11 am #55192marionsModerator
Susie….it will only hurt if placed in the eyeballs. Good luck and please, let us know how it went.
All my best wishes,
MarionNovember 29, 2011 at 12:44 am #55191jim-wildeMember
Susie, believe it or not, our Cairn terrier, with a rear leg torn tendon, has benefited from acupuncture.November 29, 2011 at 12:29 am #5982wallsm1Participant
So, I’m going to give acupuncture a try tonight for nausea, reflux and general feelings of crapiness after radiation. I’m not expecting miracles. I’m not a huge believer in Chinese medicine, but figured it can’t hurt. (Well, maybe those needles will hurt a bit, but no permanent damage)
I’m asking for everyone’s prayers that they stick those needles in the right spot and not my eyeballs!!!
I wonder what it will be like!!
Happy day to everyone!
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