I've never tried accupuncture. I have lymphedemia, resulting from cancer spreading to some of my lymph nodes when I had colon cancer in 2000. The lymphedemia (swelling of my lower legs) kicked in several years later. I was actually fortunate, I learned that some people get it in their arms. Been treating it with wraps, to keep the swelling down. Does tend to ulcerate once in awhile, but have pretty much held that in check. But in the last few days, the right leg has gotten really painful, rewrap, and it will subside, but come back later.
I just ran across this in my last bulletin from the VA. https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/471...-accupuncture/
My old man had bursitis in his shoulder, and I guess it got pretty painful. No clue where he got the idea of accupuncture, but he tried it. And it worked, it would last for six months, then he would go back for another treatment.
What with my back and all, I have daily pain. I started meditation many years ago, and usually can either deal with the pain, or sit down, which immediately eases the back pain at least. But this leg pain is way past that point. After reading the VA article am seriously pondering checking out accupuncturists in my area.
But, before I take the leap, wondering how many here have tried it, and if it helped.
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