7 patient evaluations for Acupuncture taken for the purpose of 'General health'

Chelena
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Chelena
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Little
function: Some
external_stress: Little
Stickman: some
Description:F59y
FM:11y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 15, 2014 (Started Jun 14, 1990)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Chronic pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in lower back: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Monthly
Advice & Tips: I decided to try a few courses of acupuncture this summer for pain leftover from my surgery last December 2103 and also pain leftover from effects of walking bone on bone for so long before surgery that my right shoulder, elbow, wrist and both knees were very compromised. (I had a left hip surgery but had used a cane as a crutch for too long. ) The acupuncture helped relieve some of the pain and also numbness and nerve pain left over from the surgery. Best of all, a positive and unexpected side effect was that my breathing became less tight. I have been doing yoga since Feb.2014 to regain balance, strength, and flexibility but it became clear that my chest was way too tight which affected my ability to breathe deeply and freely. I still have a ways to go but it's not as bad as it was before.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Jan 31, 2005 (Started Jun 14, 1990)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): None
  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Migraine headaches: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: In general acupuncture for general health is a wonderful medicine. I have had some acupuncture treatments by certain practioners that really helped me with certain specific problems like menses related migraines but not for general migraines or depression or PTSD. I did a long course of treatment for six months in 2004 in hopes that it would help curb my depression. The treatments always made me feel relaxed and good for a few hours most of the time. But sometimes I got triggered in the sessions and would actually just cry and cry and cry through an entire session and end up really worse. So after a while I decided I needed to just concentrate on therapy and perhaps return to acupuncture one day when I have healed more and am less prone to triggers.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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jrasku
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jrasku
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F41y
CFS:?y
FM:10y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See jrasku's full Acupuncture history

Jul 11, 2012 (Started Apr 11, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for summer heat: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Heat intolerance: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Yin deficency: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxiety and frustration: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: This can be a very effective treatment, and some people find it very valuable. I get it daily right now, and I don't think I would be doing anywhere near as well as I am without it. Finding a way to get it as often as you possibly can, in a way that you can afford it, is absolutely vital. I am currently paying $65CAD for 6 treatments in 1 week. I take Sundays off because the clinic I go to is closed on Sundays. When I started this daily treatment (I've taken some breaks) program, while the acupuncturist was putting needles in me, I closed my eyes involuntairilly because I relaxed for the first time in about 3 days. I don't think I actually slept, but I was deeply relaxed. I didn't want to leave when she came to take needles out. But it was the end of the day for her.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Adriana Nato
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Adriana Nato
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Dec 12, 2009 (Started Oct 07, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Weekly
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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agradia
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agradia
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I have:
ALS

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Aug 28, 2009 (Started Apr 23, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 30 min Daily

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Gudjon
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Gudjon
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
PLS

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Apr 9, 2009 (Started Jun 23, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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minnielee
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minnielee
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 42
Condition: 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

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Mar 26, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 20 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: initially, stick with two weeks of two treatments/week and stick with the plan no matter what. effect my kick in over time.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Nov 20, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: In the beginning, get treatment regularly for at least 3 months.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Mr. Kamakazie
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Mr. Kamakazie
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Sep 14, 2008 (Started Aug 27, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 90 min Weekly
Cost: $200+ monthly

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