Re: Has anyone tried acupuncture!

Tue Apr 29 08:15:55 2003

Hi Karen,

I did some acupuncture about a year and a half ago. I would agree that it definately helped my stress level for the time and maybe 6 or 7 months afterwards (I was in a bad place at that time) and helped relax my stomach muscles so that I didn't clench as much which helped somewhat with the pain, but I wouldn't say it has been a cure-all for me definately, as I still have bad flare ups often and still did some then. Though perhaps that is because they weren't just for the abdomen? So yes, I found it relaxing, but I wouldn't say it helps significantly.


At Sun, 27 Apr 2003, Karen Steward wrote: >
>I have been suffering from adhesions for 18 months now which i got after my hysterectomy in 2002. within 3 months of my operation I was having terrible cramp like attacks, as many as 10 a day. My Dr. insisted that I had IBS in tried several different treatments, none of which worked. Eventually I was sent for a laparoscopy which truned into a laparotomy due to interanal bleeding. The report on the op stated that they found massive omental and blowel adhesion to thee right iliac fossa area and the anterior abdominal wall. If anyone could but this in plain english I would be so pleased!. The attacks returned within about a week, and I have been told that I will just have to put up with them as there is nothing else then can do. Yesterday I recorded 32 attacks and 27 the day before. I wake with them and go to sleep with them, the thought of having them for the rest of my life is unbearable to say the least. Someone suggested having acupunture to help with the pain, I have my first appointment on the 5th May, has anyone tried this avenue, I would be delighted to hear from anybody, with any suggestions advice of any sort. Pain killers every four hours every day cannot be the only answer.
>Kind regards

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