I had my first acupuncture session on wed. and

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by sunflowergirl, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. sunflowergirl

    sunflowergirl Well-Known Member

    afterwards for hours felt incredibly drained of all energy.....way worse than when the bad fatigue hits me. I did a search on the internet and found it's quite common.....that our body is trying to heal.

    This morning I was talking to my daughter about this and she said when she gets an intense massage she's always been told to drink tons of water the rest of the day to flush out the toxins that are released. I was never told this by the chinese acupuncture doctor. Interesting......and that makes me wonder if when we get the bad fatigue it's toxins that are moving around and we NEED to drink a lot of water to flush it out of the liver and kidneys.

    Several website said that IF water was not drunk to FLUSH, then pain would be felt in new places as the toxins were dispersed.

    Think about that!

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  2. sunflowergirl

    sunflowergirl Well-Known Member

    She used a "magnetic" lamp near by, saying it helps stimulate the needles. The problem is I can only lay on my left side, so I had to lean over a stack of pillow which were on the bed......that aggrivated my low back and brought on leg pains. Tomorrow I'm taking a larger, firm pillow and a couple smaller ones, hoping that if I sat on the edge of the bed I could hold on to the large pillow to brace my head and neck. She used about l2 needles on my neck and shoulders plus l on the top of my head. She explained that the head one joins the two meridians. She told me she would use more on saturday to open up more of the meridians.

    I was able to find a trigger spot on my lower shoulders so that also guided her as to the proper meridian.

    I've read up a lot on acupuncture, but I'm always looking for more. And I have no idea how much this is since we have insurance who helps pay. I was also given chinese herbs which I mix with hot water twice a day and drink. It tastes like burnt coffee but I don't have a problem swallowing it.

    She said I probably had a large amount of phlegm and that can cause tinnitus, meniers, vertigo, asthma, and allergies. The chinese herbs are to help dry it up and she's confident my ear troubles will also vanish.If it does that would be a miracle for me since I suffer quite a lot with it, along with the cervical spondolysis (sp) and other neck troubles.

    While I was waiting to talk with her I could smell moxibustion that someone else was having.....phew! It really bothers me so the receptionist was kind enough to open the front door for fresh air.
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  3. I also get extremely tired after acupuncture, ever since getting sick. For me, I think it's when he works on my liver, because it's detoxing it, and when the toxins are released it makes me very tired. Like extremely tired. It usually goes away after a few hours, though.