Have you ever wondered about other 'medical' alternatives than just a regular doctor for something like a thrown out back? And if that didn't work have you considered going to a chiropractor? If that doesn't work, then what?
My husband has something pinched in his back /leg and he went to the doctor. He basically got the "I'll give you a prescription" answer and he told them to 'take a hike' (he used other words). Then he went to a Chiropractorand after four weeks of pain, continuing pain and just a bunch of cracks and more pain I told him that we both should look in to acupuncture.
Why? Well, with all my ailments (too many to list here) I can't have people stretching and cracking and pulling and tugging and Gary certainly needs relief at this point.
I went to my Acupuncture appointment this morning. My first experience.
Ahhh.....Massage....oh, yeah (I can sure get to like this). More pressure rubbing (I like this). Then, warmth (lights?) and little taps on needlesgoing in different spots throughout my back, legs and down to my ankle (for my pinched something that is causing my toes to go numb).
Then rubbing my left arm down to my wrist(for carpal tunnel and thumb tendinitis) with massage, pressure and needles.
I'll tell you this: When all was finished (one hour) I was lightheaded and had to sit up for a good 15 minutes before leaving. The pain from my back lessened. My left foot had feeling and barely any pain with feeling starting to come back into my three toes. My wrist and thumb need more work but he said I was babying it (doctors orders) and we needed to get strength back into it.
So...what do cheeseballs have to do with anything? NOTHING...not a darn thing. But they sure tasted good!
* Acupuncture is the stimulation of acupuncture points on the body to promote balance of the Yin & Yang in the body. (with needles, finger pressure, heat, electricity etc.) Yin & Yang are the fundamental theories behind Chinese medicine, art, government, science etc.Acupuncture can help in virtually any illness, emergency or chronic. It can be helpful for muscular pain/dysfunction, hormonal problems, respiratory ailments, digestive disorders, stress, circulatory, neurological. In China, acupuncture is used in 30% of surgeries in the place of anesthesia.
More Info: Chi Health Center