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Acupuncture Is my Choice of Medicine

Updated on December 12, 2011

Use acupuncture not drugs or surgery

Since I was a kid growing up, I have always known about acupuncture. My first treatment dates back to1987, when health insurance companies started to raise their costs and companies started cutting full coverage. Most companies made you work 3 months before starting health coverage. I did not have health insurance during a job change, so I chose to see a chinese acupuncturist for all of my ailments.

The cost of the visit to see a chinese acupuncturist was $25.00 in 1987 and he spent minimum of one hour with each patient. I never had any side effects or pain from acupuncture. What I liked most was I was getting the root of the problem fixed.

About 3 years ago my daughter developed a side effect as a result of taking amoxicillin. The side effect did not appear until 2 weeks after completing the prescription. She got a hive like rash on her body. This lasted 3 months. I thought she ate something or touched something, never thinking that the drug manifested inside her body. I took her to a dermatologist and he could not determine what or which rash she had. The doctor was guessing."It could be this or that!" He prescribed $100.00 worth of topical cream that did nothing but cause her more irritation and it burned. After spending 2 visits at the dermo the doctor and wasting money on creams that did nothing, I decided to take her to my acupuncturist.

The acupuncturist took her pulse, read her tongue and knew IMMEDIATELY what the problem was. He told me she had an allergic reaction to the drug and it manifested itself into her blood stream. He wrote a prescription in chinese and gave it to the chinese herbalist. I then took the bags of herbs home and boiled, strained and gave the black, muddy tea to my daughter.

My daughter did not like the taste. Most westerners will not like the taste. It can be bitter and it looks like black coffee. The tea works. It is truly amazing. You never get sick or any weird side effects. When you get these kinds of results, you simply will think twice about going to your regular western doctor, who makes you wait an hour, spends 10 minutes with you, guesses what your symptoms are and sends you to a fill a prescription that can cause side effects.

Last weekend my other daughter developed a food allergy that turned into a fever and hives. I took her to see the chinese acupuncturist and he made a concoction for her. Her hive like condition disappeared with 2 cups of his special tea. The first day the tea forced it all to the surface of her skin. She was covered with hives. I reassured her that this is good. It is at its peak. The next day she drank her second cup and by the end of day the hives were 90% gone. She was so happy.

Today, I went to see the acupuncturist for tendonitis and carpal tunnel. I probably got this from the keyboard...typing away. I got treated with some needles and he gave me herbs and told me to soak my arm in epsom salt. I know this will take a several days. I much prefer this than any surgery or any kind of meds that will cause side effects.

If you ever in need of a Acupuncturist in the Cleveland check out Tak Yuen Tong inside the Asian Plaza at 2999 Payne Ave Cleveland OH. 44114. It is a Chinese Herbal drugstore, however, they provide acupuncture services and herbal remedies for all your ailments. They are not computerized and have no website. It's best to just go to the plaza and talk to them in person. Some of the things they can help you with are: diabetes, hypertension, asthma, poor circulation, lung infections, skin disorders, stomach digestion, etc.

If you are ever in Boston and need an acupuncturist, call Christina Dea. She is a fabulous acupuncturist in the Copley Sq Area. Christina has helped many in the Boston area.

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      Healthy Life 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Thanks alphagirl! I would go into the city if someone was worth it.

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      alphagirl 5 years ago from USA

      Healthylife2, your location is between NYC and Boston. There are many in NYC. If you want to see an acupuncturist in NYC NYC I can find out for you.

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      Healthy Life 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Excellent article and you inspired me to look for someone who does acupuncture in Connecticut. I have asked around with no luck so far but will keep looking. Voted up!

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      William Benner 6 years ago from Savannah GA.

      Yes acupuncture is absolutely amazing and I have even seen it affective for drug addicts getting off of drugs like Cocaine.excellent article and I would like to welcome you to HubPages!

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      alphagirl 6 years ago from USA

      Thanks Pamela99 I would find a chinese herbalist to help you with lupus. There are so many autoimmune things out there. Autoimmune issues run in my family. I have a friend I brought to see my chinese acupuncturist and it has helped him tremendously. He was having too many side effects from all the western meds he was taking...good luck. I know with autoimmune, the herbs can control it better so that maybe it doesn't get worse.

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      This is great information as I have several physical problems and I have been thinking about trying acupuncture. I am from Cleveland but don't live there now so I will have to see what is available. Thanks for the information. Rated Up and useful.


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