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  • Acupuncture: Have You Tried It?

    Posted by Dagmar on December 2, 2019 at 11:59 am

    In western medicine, acupuncture is considered an alternative therapy but is viewed as an accepted traditional treatment in Asian cultures.

    There have been extensive studies conducted on acupuncture, especially for back and neck pain, osteoarthritis/knee pain, and headache. However, researchers are only beginning to understand whether acupuncture can be helpful for various health conditions.

    Have you tried acupuncture for your ALS symptoms? What do you think about it as a treatment for ALS?

    maryconnolly replied 1 year, 4 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • cyndi-zach

    Member
    December 11, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    I was diagnosed in August of this year, and immediately started acupuncture,  most often twice a week.  Being newly diagnosed i can’t say whether or not disease progression has slowed, but i do notice less frequent and less intense muscle twitching.   Unfortunately insurance does not cover the cost.

  • rich-a

    Member
    November 28, 2022 at 7:35 am

    Has anyone read the article from the web site below? I think it’s posted by National Institute of Health.  Appears acupuncture provides quite a bit of relief.  I posted a second article as well

    Has anyone tried the type of acupuncture discussed in these articles?

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5653341/#!po=98.1481

    http://www.itmonline.org/arts/als.htm

  • maryconnolly

    Member
    November 29, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    Fascinating articles. Although sample size is small it appears that acupuncture does not make the condition worse. Any stabilization and improved QoL seems worth the effort. Thanks for sharing. Will add this to list of questions for next appt with neurologist.

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