Acupuncture?

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    Kat started a thread on chiropractors and it got me thinking about acupuncture. I understand that some chiropractors will work with acupuncturists.

    Does anyone have any positive and/or negative experiences with acupuncturists for pain relief or some sort of lifestyle change (quitting smoking, stopping a tick of some sort, etc.)?
     
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    Or sciatic pain. :(
     
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    I have never done it, but a guy i worked with swore by it.
     
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    I stopped smoking for 8 years the first time I had acupuncture. Then for some stupid reason decided that I could have 'just one'. Wrong-o!

    So four years later, I went back for another round. It will be three years on March 2nd and not a cigarette since. :woohoo:
     
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    Syrenn and Jillian: I have heard folks talk about it and both gave rave reviews. Both were for smoking cessation, too.

    I finally want to quit. Any shopping suggestions for acupuncturists forthat?

    And, Kat: For sciatica, it might be an option to consider.
     
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    my only suggestion is go to people who come highly recommended.... who don't want to book you for some months-long treatment program.

    also, i don't think much of the electro-acupuncture or the ear cuff things...
     
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    After quitting for the second time, you should be able to have just one this time.

    Go for it!
     
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    As long as the acupunturist is not putting the needles into your eyeball, then it probably will be okay.
     
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    When I am 80 I will buy myself a pack of Nat Sherman Classic Lights and have a glass of champagne.

    I figure by then it won't matter. :)
     
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    i had it done to my doberman....what a pile of mal....

    nothing is sadder than seeing your dobbie with a bunch of small needles sticking out of him...and hes looking at you like 'wtf'?
     

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