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who had tried acupuncture?

(8 Posts)
biglips Thu 17-Feb-05 23:52:44

as im thinking of having one(s) for my sinus problem... what does it feel like, does it work and the cost too?

biglips Fri 18-Feb-05 11:02:14


PhDMumof1 Fri 18-Feb-05 11:10:07

I had acupuncture for pain relief, then to get periods back when TTC (was ill for 6 months with various things and hadn't had period for 1 yr).

What does it feel like?

Well, when I first went I was in excruciating pain, and could only cope with 1-2 needles in my ankles. Gradually she built up the needles every week, and they went from feeling sharp to a pleasant buzz. Basically depends where you get them put in and if that area is sensitive for any reason.

BTW really helped with both my probs - pain gone, periods regular and conceived first time!!!!

Twiglett Fri 18-Feb-05 11:12:06

normally doesn't hurt at all .. in a couple of places might feel a sharp scratch

it's great

depends on practioner for charge .. I think ours was £30 a session (London)

Sponge Fri 18-Feb-05 11:22:49

Dh has acupuncture for migraines and occasionally also for other things - he's had it for persistent sinusitis for instance.
He says he barely feels it and it does work - he used to have a migraine a week, now barely gets any.
He pays £35 a seesion I think for 45 minutes. Also London.

jane313 Fri 18-Feb-05 11:24:17

I had some for psoriasis, didn't hurt and once it gave me a great high! Did nothing to help my skin though. Once she did stuff for my back and that helped.

MistressMary Fri 18-Feb-05 11:40:19

My mum used to have acupunture for her face ache (trigeminal neuralgia), 20 quid a time and it used to help her.
She has now had an op so no more pain now.
But may be worth a try.

motherinferior Fri 18-Feb-05 19:50:52

It worked for my sinisitus *till we got the cat*.

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