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    Hi Alice, Actually I’m lucky enogh to work for an herbalist/accupunturist. It was wondereful to go from the western docs to the guy I work for. I took herbs and had accupunture during my rai and continue still with weekly accupunture. Great perks, huh? Unfortunately neither he nor I believe accupunture can cure GD, herbs either. Certianly they can make the symptoms less acute but it hasn’t been my experience that it’s changed my blood levels. I think it’s a good adjacient treatment. Interesting to hear of your sucess with it. Hope it works for you again. Trish

    Anonymous
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    Hi Alice

    Acupuncture was the first thing I went to for my Ophthalmopathy and it did help some but ended up going the western route when it got too bad. I kept up with the acupunture though throughout the worst of my graves’, it seemed to ease some of the symptoms. I traded work for my treatments while I was able!

    Anonymous
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    Ariel,

    I have been going for acupuncture treatments for the past 7 weeks. 3 weeks ago I started PTU. I have been taking vitamin supplements, and meditating 2 times a day. I think that I am not a science experiment, and that as long as these things don’t interfere with each other, then I will do it. I got no argument from my endo about it, and the docs all know what I’m doing. I just got my last blood tests back today, dating from the day that I started the PTU: the t3 had moved to nicely within the normal range, and slight improvments in the other tests as well, and this was during acupuncture and before the start of PTU. I would say that acupuncture may have helped, but it is only one of the things I’m doing. Tradtional Chinese Medicine doesn’t have a specific for hyperthyroid, or even thyroid problems, so my doc said that he would do a diffusion technique first for 4 weeks, then change to a tonifying mode. He also explained because of my age why he picked that program, but I knew/know so little about TCM that I’m not sure I understood a lot of what he said. I would say, if your pocketbook can handle it, add it to your existing orthodox regimen. Let me know any details of what your doc had done re your acupunture. Good luck with your next step.Karen PS, Alice: start meditating 20 min two times a day. A great way to handle the stress…don’t get into believing you don’t have the time. It’s your well-being at stake, & you’re worth it. drop me an email if you want. K

    Anonymous
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    Hi,

    Once my GD was cured by Accunpucture and chinese herbal medicine.
    Unfortunately due to constant stress from work, my GD relapses now. I
    am still under Accunpucture treatment. Has anyone had successful Accunpucture treatment
    in curing Graves Disease?

    Thank you.

    Anonymous
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    Hi Trish….what symptoms where helped by the acupuncture. A good friend
    of mine is trying to get me to go. I must admit, I’m chicken. I heard it
    is not painful, but all those needles are a little scarey! :-) Carolyn!

    Anonymous
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    Carolyn

    Go for it with the acupuncture! I love it myself, seems to calm the system down a lot for me. Almost like a tranquilizer or something.

    Not brave here either! When they were sticking the IV in my arm the other day for my eye surgery, I passed out cold. Embarassing. :)

    Bruce

    Anonymous
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    Hi! It’s not painful, really. I found that it helped with the lack of energy…I can’t spell fatigue right..ha ha.. and also, I had bad leg pain and HIP pain. ugh that was bad, and caused me to stumble alot. You should give it a try. Someone on the bb said Chinese medicine didn’t have any ways to treat the thyroid, and that is not correct. There are was/herb/maridiens to address metabolism and thyroid. Good luck!

    Anonymous
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    I’ve been thinking about it, does it hurt?????

    Anonymous
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    I’ve been thinking about it, does it hurt?????

    Anonymous
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    I’ve been thinking about it, does it hurt?????

    Anonymous
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    I’ve been thinking about it, does it hurt?????

    Anonymous
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    Sorry me and the computer don;t get along 9 times out of 10

    Anonymous
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    Hi, I have the same problem most of the time. Just when I think I’ve got the hang of this silly machine it changes the rules! …and no, accupunture doesn’t hurt ,in general. Once in awhile if I’m really not feeling well or extra tired then I’m alittle more sensitive to it, but I still go. Trish

    Anonymous
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    Sometimes I wonder if my computer isn’t possesed.

    I’ve been thinking about Accupuncture a lot. Is there anything in particular to
    look for in an accupuncturist? If somebody is going to be sticking needles in me
    I would hope the were good?

    And where do the stick the needles?

    This is interesting.

    Anonymous
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    All over your body Lynda!!! (the needles that is). Do it, its great. :)

    Personally I prefer either a good Traditional Chinese acupuncturist (NOTE: one C in acupuncture), or my favorite is really one that is trained in England. There is a long history of acceptance of Acupunture in england and for some reason they turn out the best in my book. They always seem to be able to tell me whats going on without me saying it, and get to the problem faster.

    I have used Japanese style and Korean also with some success but the above is my personal preference.

    Have fun with it! Bruce

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