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Has anyone done this? How effective was/is it? Many thanks!
Hi @golfshrink – just wanted to update you… I started acupuncture on Tuesday. I think its really helping with the pain management. I believe I'll be totally off the oxycodone next week. And because the acupuncture reduces the swelling and increases circulation, I'm moving a lot better. Thanks for the encouragement!
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I’m so glad! I continue to improve. It’s crazy after everything I’ve done to heal, to have such a relatively passive approach help so much. This week I made the most strides as my Dr did cupping surrounding my knees. The next day I woke up and was significantly better. Couldn’t be happier!
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What is cupping please
Cupping is a Chinese method of using a cup like glass to suck the skin up at different places. Not good to have done if you do not care for bruising or at times bust tiny veins on skin. Not proven helpful. This is only a temporary treatment by mostly unskilled persons who claim to have “read” it somewhere and “might “ help!
@golfshrink – So glad its going well. My acupuncturist has used cupping before in the past with good success. We haven't done it since my surgery. And @timerdude – I'm not sure if I totally understood your comment. It sounded as if you were saying cupping is used by unskilled people. I can promise you that my acupuncturist is highly skilled and uses various techniques – including cupping. Sorry if your experience has not been as successful.
Sorry about the unskilled. Trust me everybody think they are experts. But cupping is good for some.., we are all different and might only hurt your body and age is a point to consider. The Mayo Clinic has a topic on this. Check it BEFORE trying the new “trends” Good Luck!
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Hi @golfshrink – I was intrigued by your mention of the alternative therapies you are trying – especially acupuncture. I'm doing great with my extension & flexion but I would love to be able to reduce the discomfort and get off the pain meds. At 4 weeks out of surgery, I'm still taking 3 oxycodone per day. Can you tell me how often you are doing acupuncture and whether your can see a reduction in your pain level as a result? I have a great acupuncture therapist but I have not been to him since my surgery. Any tips appreciated!
I encourage you to get off the oxycodone as soon as you can. Trying dropping down to say 2.5 pills a day in week 1., then 2 pills each day in week two. One Pill per day week 3, 1/2 a pill a day in week 4. That might work and help your body and mind adjust until your pill free.
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Sorry I just saw this from March! Did the Acupuncture continue to help you with your pain and swelling? I’m still kicking around doing the laser treatment. I think there could actually be something wrong with one of my knees. It gets stuck. On the inside of my knee, it feels like something gets caught. I’m good once I’m walking but I’m dodging going to the doctor to find out because I’m not up for surgery…
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