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Posted by tonyg (Member # 16223) on :
I am thinking about getting acupunture. I heard its good for the brain and most of my symptoms is neuro (brain symptoms) is it safe with lyme?
Posted by iceskater (Member # 8655) on :
Hi. I have severe pain from lyme. Have had lyme five years now. Last year, I started to work with an accupuncturist and a chiropractor in addition to pain medications and anti inflammatory drug. It has been most beneficial to me and has been safe. I hope that you consider it to help you. I too have neuro lyme. Take care and good luck!!!
Posted by Angelica (Member # 15601) on :
I have been doing acupuncture for 30 years. It does help and sometimes amazingly so. It is good for anyone not just Lymies.

I just started seeing a new acupuncturist. As part of your appointment you actually get a mini lymphatic massage in their office. Of course most acupuncturist's do not offer this but I find it to be a plus.

I have gone to numerous acupuncturists over the years. They all practice a bit differently so if you are not being helped by one switch. I find it helps if you find one that knows something about Lyme disease. My last one did not.
Posted by Piegirl (Member # 14786) on :
Accupuncture was able to help me alot before I knew I had Lyme. It improved my energy, concentration, and stomach problems.

I still have problems in these areas but, it did improve it. I continue to do accupuncture as it does seem to help.

Posted by Blackstone (Member # 9453) on :
Acupuncture done by a licensed acupuncturist or physician is perfectly safe. Its effectiveness varies, but it is certainly work a try. Just make sure you go to someone reputable who uses disposable needles etc...
Posted by Keebler (Member # 12673) on :

Acupuncture can be wonderful but be sure not to get overstimulated.


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