Chronic Inflammation

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"I swear by Accupuncture."

Hand Wrist Inflammation Hip Pain Shoulder Pain Overwork Acupuncture

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Hi. My name is Linda. I'm 41 years old. And here's my story. For as long as I can remember in my adult life, I want to say at least in the last 10 years, I have suffered from chronic inflammation in different parts of my body. And in addition to that, I am very prone to injury, because I am very active or have been very active in the past. So about two years ago, I did something to my right wrist and I don't know exactly what it was, might have been over using it like doing movements that were not proper, for too long a period of time,sleeping on it and other different things. And also over using it for computer work and other work, handling video cameras and photo cameras. The result of that as well as whatever trigger that made the pain start to propagate throughout my arm, really put me out of commission for a while. For about a year or so, I tried to mitigate pain by taking natural remedies that I don't think were really helping me that much, all this because I'm very averse to taking regular medication. And the pain got to a point, where it was so strong and so unbearable, so much that I was unable to do my job. I convinced myself to actually go and take some X-rays, first to look for any breakage or any anything else that would show on an X-ray and also to, you know, consult a specialist and see if I had Arthritis or something else that I could not necessarily control. Because the rest alone was not really working, and I didn't know what to do. I actually saw a couple of specialists, and in both cases, following a negative X-ray, I was advised to go straight to surgery. It wasn't really specified, what kind of surgery I will go in for. I was told that there was probably, like, something blocking the nerves in my wrist. I really didn't want to have surgery. And I was not in a position where I could also afford surgery, because it would have put me out of work completely for I don't know how long.

So, as a last resort, I decided to try Acupuncture. It wasn't the first time that I was trying it. I tried it before to deal with some pain in my hip. And it had helped. So, I figured that I was going to try it again. And I went from not being able to lift a cup of coffee in the morning, which was really frustrating, without being in pain, to after just one session, being able to not only to lift the cup, but do movements that I hadn't been able to do for about a year and a half or two. I continue to take Acupuncture sessions, first, like twice a week for about a couple of months, and eventually, I slowed down to once a week. Now I just do it on a maintenance or as-needed basis, because I do have the inflammation problem that is originating from something else that has not been necessarily discovered. And I also have experienced some shoulder pain. That was probably also the origin of the pain in the wrist. And while it is not clear exactly what it is that is causing this, I swear by Acupuncture, because it has been able to put me back in the game as a functioning human being and as somebody that can work with my right hand and do movements that not everybody does on a regular basis, and without probably exacerbating the situation. So, yeah, Acupuncture has been a wonderful remedy that I would advise anyone to try, if they had a similar problem.