Re: Has anyone tried acupuncture!

From: Karen Steward (
Tue Apr 29 09:07:10 2003

Just to note: I did not write the post below that reflects my name. I have never had adhesions or a hysterectomy!! My daughter, Melissa, has suffered from adhesions. I don't know how my name was attached to the note below! Karen -------Original Message------- From: Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2003 08:49:37 AM To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS Subject: Re: Has anyone tried acupuncture! 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 f!
irst 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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