Acupuncture and PMR

Posted by gjc111 @gjc111, Feb 17, 2022

Has anyone tried or had any luck with acupuncture treating their pain and symptoms with acupuncture?

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@gjc111, Do you mean tried accupuncture along with prednisone when trying to taper off of prednisone? @virginiaj posted about using accupuncture in another discussion — How to address PMR pain while decreasing prednisone: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/comment/138163/

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I have had extensive acupuncture in the past year treatment post Prednisone. I decided this week to stop for a while as I had a PMR flare up and the pain from the needles was excruciating. At best I found acupuncture increased my energy and gave temporary pain relief. I’m not sure how much it helps the underlying inflammation. I used a traditional Chinese practitioner but there are many others who practice and some may be more helpful than others. Definitely worth trying it in my opinion.

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Recently diagnosed with PMR. Researching all options for treatment.
Has anyone used Acupuncture to help reduce pain?

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@mbcavallo

Recently diagnosed with PMR. Researching all options for treatment.
Has anyone used Acupuncture to help reduce pain?

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Welcome @mbcavallo, We merged your post with the following existing discussion on the same topic so that you can meet @gjc111, @anniekirby and other members interested in learning more about using acupuncture to help PMR.

— Acupuncture and PMR:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/acupuncture-and-pmr/
Have you tried acupuncture before?

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@johnbishop

Welcome @mbcavallo, We merged your post with the following existing discussion on the same topic so that you can meet @gjc111, @anniekirby and other members interested in learning more about using acupuncture to help PMR.

— Acupuncture and PMR:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/acupuncture-and-pmr/
Have you tried acupuncture before?

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Thank you

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