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09/21/11 09:27
aquariusmediaaseo 
09/21/11 09:27
aquariusmediaaseo 
Re: Acupuncture

Good thread. I like the suggestions of the members. Thanks or sharing it with me

06/16/13 13:20
juliebeesley 
06/16/13 13:20
juliebeesley 
Re: Acupuncture

I went to a hand specialist who told me he would drop me as a patient if I ever used acupuncture to treat my Dups. He became quite cross when I suggested it!

06/20/13 13:14
anto 
06/20/13 13:14
anto 
Re: Acupuncture

juliebeesley:
I went to a hand specialist who told me he would drop me as a patient if I ever used acupuncture to treat my Dups. He became quite cross when I suggested it!

Hello Julie,

I'm, a failed medic and a senior physician's son, so I grew up in an orthodox medical household here in Ireland. I'm appalled at your doctor's attitude, getting cross at the suggestion of acupuncture. Ironically, my youngest son is a qualified acupuncturist, practising in Switzerland.

I've had Dupuytren's for a few years (I'm 66), advancing very slowly, mostly in my left hand, ring finger, and alarmingly, between thumb and index. I am very keen to hear from anyone who has had success with acupuncture and/or diet.

I'm mainly vegetarian (though not vegan) and for the last nine months have been following the 5:2 fasting regime, which is wonderful.

BTW, 20 years ago I had severe acute diverticulitis, and was on line for radical surgery to remove half my colon!. Fortunately, an acupuncturist noticed a yeast infection on my hands (which I thought was simply a reactive dermatitis), and advised me to try avoiding yeast products (esp bread) and sugar for a week. Amazingly, ALL my diverticulitis symptoms disappeared. 20 years later I still have a complete colon. Hurrah for acupuncture.

Similarly to your case, when I told my surgeon about yeast and acupuncture, he just looked bored and asked me to leave his office!


My father, 40 years ago, was much more open-minded.

Cheers,

Anto

07/01/13 12:18
juliebeesley 
07/01/13 12:18
juliebeesley 
Re: Acupuncture

Thanks Anto, I decided to go to my trusted acupuncturist today and she worked on boosting my liver function. She wanted to put the needles around the DD affected area on my hand, but my doctors advice against acupuncture made me nervous so I asked her not to. I'm quitting alcohol for a month (dry July) and that coupled with the acupuncture (ideally once a week for a month) is meant to help the liver. I've just taken the 'before' shots of my DD and I'll compare these with my hand in a months time. I'll keep you posted. Wish me luck!
Cheers
julie

07/02/13 10:46
anto 
07/02/13 10:46
anto 
Re: Acupuncture

juliebeesley:
Thanks Anto, I decided to go to my trusted acupuncturist today and she worked on boosting my liver function. She wanted to put the needles around the DD affected area on my hand, but my doctors advice against acupuncture made me nervous so I asked her not to. I'm quitting alcohol for a month (dry July) and that coupled with the acupuncture (ideally once a week for a month) is meant to help the liver. I've just taken the 'before' shots of my DD and I'll compare these with my hand in a months time. I'll keep you posted. Wish me luck!
Cheers
julie
Hi Julie,
Thanks for responding. My own Dupuytrens seems to have suddenly got worse in the last week, very sore through the affected knuckle in my left hand. I wonder is it because I've been doing quite a lot of work in the pottery...or because I've been allowing myself red wine more frequently? Sadly, there isn't a reliable acupuncturist anywhere nearby. My partner is a homoeopath, but her remedies have had no appreciable effect. For the moment it's hot water and stretching.

Hope all goes well with your treatment. Keep us posted.
Cheers,

Anthony

07/30/13 01:52
bstenman 
07/30/13 01:52
bstenman 
Re: Acupuncture

Roger

You had XRT performed and have had accupuncture but for some reason give 100% of the credit to accupuncture. Had you not had the XRT but only used accupunture your remarks would have some possible bearing. XRT completely arrested the development of Dupuytren's in one of my hands and no subsequent treatment of any kind has been need for the past 6 years since getting the hand radiated in Essen.

A probem with Dupuytren's is that in my case the early treatment with Xray radiation was delayed by my listeing to the bad advice to use accupuncture to treat my hand. The cost was not the money spent on the accupuncture treatements but in delaying the XRT treatments while the disease continued to progress. That was the real cost of the accupuncture to me.

07/30/13 06:05
Tami1962 
07/30/13 06:05
Tami1962 
Re: Acupuncture

Hi everyone, it has been a few months since I have been on. If you are new since Feb. here is my story. It all started when i was 40. 8 years ago this August I had an N/a performed by Dr. Kline on my left pinky. 3 years before that I had the same pinky released by surgery. Then about 3 years ago it started in the R hand with cord running down ring finger. I went to Dr. Kline in October of last year and he recommended two releases by N/A. One in that same pinky and another in the right hand under ring finger. He had me set up a radiation consult with Dr. Cha here in Portland. But I started TCM. Acupuncture & Herbs. After 2 months of two times per week, sometimes directly into the hand, my hand had flattened out!!! I still do both acupuncture and herbs for maintenance and still have cords, nodules and pitting in my hands but they are very soft and do not cause trouble anymore. I play tennis about 10 hrs. A week and hated the gloves I had to wear. So now I don't wear them. To think I was sooooo close to having those unnecessary procedures that I did not need once under the care of a TCM practitioner. I wish you all the best in your journey with this terrible syndrome! Cheers Tami

09/22/13 13:10
Jamiesara 
09/22/13 13:10
Jamiesara 
Re: Acupuncture

Roger M I though you treated your DD with radiation in Hamberg

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