Chiropractor verses accupunture???

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by mrpain, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. mrpain

    mrpain New Member

    Has anyone who has gone to a chiropractor, have any luck with going and seeing an accupuncturist??? I'm at the point now that I need to try something new. I've never had accupunture before, but I'm willing to try it.

    There's one near me that will also treat Wilson Temperature Syndrome, which will also help because I carry a body temperature of 96.8 instead of 98.6

    Are there any experiences with one that anybody can share?? I need help with pain due to my chiropractor cracking (adjusting) my neck... Also all the other symptoms including low body temp...
  2. judy03

    judy03 New Member

    hi, i have had accupunture and it was fantastic for the pain. the specialist placed them all over my head and it was the best thing, do not hurt very slight prick, hardly noticable judy03
  3. gladone

    gladone New Member

    and I like them both equaly. My Chiro has an accupuncturist in his office 2-3 days a week. So, I fugiure he must believe in it too!

    I have found the accu. is good for the nerve type pain. All of us are different as to what works and what doesn't.

    I would say give it a try. In the short term it can't hurt. In the long term it would only hurt your bank account (LOL).

    My advise is to find someone highly recommended who has a long history. It is a very complicated form of natural medicine. You want someone who is good.

    Let us know what you decide and how it goes,
    Gladone



  4. painandagony

    painandagony New Member

    I went to an accupuncturist once when i had a headache for 3 years that never went away (no relief ever during that time). I went to him for months, and my headache never got better. However, I have heard from other people that accupuncture can help a lot. So, I would say give it a try.
  5. Adl123

    Adl123 New Member

    Hi,
    I go to both. I go to the Chiropractor when I have a bone somehow affected. They deal specifically in the spine, and things that are affected by irregularities in the spine. A good chirorpractic adjustment can make you feel great.

    I also go to an acupuncturist, for pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, lung, kidney, heart and liver ailments, or anythiing that has me feeling ill. My acupuncturist is wonderful. He has helped me a lot, especially with brain fog.

    I would suggest being careful that your acupuncturist has had some training in Chinese Mediciine, because they usually give herbs, as well. Mine studied in Tibet, and is very knowledgble. His deep spirituality is a plus, too.

    Good luck. Here's hoping you feel better.
    Terry
  6. Pianowoman

    Pianowoman New Member

    I go to both as well. They do different things. The Chiro keeps my spine in shape and this can lessen the pain. Acupuncture had been wonderful for me. It has helped with pain, energy and stress reduction. I agree, try to find someone who has had more than a few months training, ideally a Chinese acunpuncturist.

    I might also suggest finding a Chiro who uses an activator. It means less neck cracking etc., in my opinion easier to tolerate and safer.

    Kathy
  7. Marta608

    Marta608 Member

    Sorry to hear you're still having pain in your neck. I assume you tried the moist heat?

    My next venture is to an accupuncturist even though I do like the results from my chiro too.

    Marta
  8. mrpain

    mrpain New Member

    I'm making an appointment tomorrow for the accupuncture.. My neck and now my back is killing me. The chiro did that to me but if the accupun. doesn't help, I'll be forced to return to the chiro. in hopes he can fix what he messed up.........Thanks for all the information.