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    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 9th Jan 18, 5:40 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 5:40 PM
    Acupuncture 9th Jan 18 at 5:40 PM
    Has anyone tried acupuncture for long term pain?

    I have signed up for 6 free treatments in a specialist acupuncture clinic that has funding until March for free sessions for those on a low income. When the free funding runs out they have a system where you pay what you can afford, the minimum amount being £15 which I believe is very good.

    I have had 2 sessions so far and it has made a slight difference. Other patients I have spoken to are very enthusiastic including my OH.

    I would be interested in hearing other people’s views.

    The only drawback is the clinic is situated right in the middle of Dartmoor.
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    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 9th Jan 18, 5:48 PM
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    I used it as part of stress management when I was going through a really difficult time a while ago. I believe it really helped. Of course, the key word there may be "believe". But if it works for you then go for it.

    I paid a lot more than £15 a session!
    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 9th Jan 18, 10:52 PM
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    I have used acupuncture in the past for help with arthritic knees and I found it quite helpful. Since then I've had knee replacements.
    £15 is very cheap, think I paid about £40......

    They use acupuncture to treat animals so it is not a case of 'believing'
    Being polite and pleasant doesn't cost anything!
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    • Dizzy Ditzy
    • By Dizzy Ditzy 10th Jan 18, 12:46 PM
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    I had a headache for 9 days that nothing would get rid of, and i mean nothing! I went to my GP out of desperation and she suggested acupuncture, which she did there and then and within two hours, the headache was gone
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