7 patient evaluations for Acupuncture taken for the purpose of 'amyotrophic lateral sclerosis' with a side effects rating of None

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Dec 15, 2013 (Started Oct 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 20, 2011 (Started Feb 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for muscle twitching (fasciculations))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: I truly believe that acupuncture has the ability to stall the progression of ALS. I received acupuncture for about four months and then I had a two-month break. During that two-month break I noticed an acceleration in the progression of my disease. Once I started acupuncture again it seems that my progression has slowed down considerably.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Jun 17, 2011 (Started Feb 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle twitching (fasciculations))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 18, 2011 (Started Feb 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle twitching (fasciculations))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 15, 2011 (Started Jan 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Feb 18, 2010 (Started Jan 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: I had to stop with acupuncture because of my heart attack. I plan on starting back as soon as I'm released from my cardiologist. I do feel it helped - my walking was a little better without my AFO after starting acupuncture
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 24, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: $200+ monthly

Aug 19, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: M,W,F
Cost: $200+ monthly

May 3, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: M,W,F
Cost: $200+ monthly

May 2, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: M,W,F
Advice & Tips: seek IMNS treatements. Intra Muscular Neural Stimulation. very hard to find, but I had great (short lived) results. improvement in strength, balance & dizziness went away. effect was short lived as i couldnt continue regular treatements to maintain it (in a distant city)

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 29, 2011 (Started Mar 21, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for cramps)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: expensive, and the acupuncturist told me there was nothing he could offer for PALS.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Apr 12, 2011 (Started Mar 21, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cramps)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: it's a bit of a drive and a pain to take out this much time from my schedule, not to mention the cost.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 27, 2010 (Started Jun 26, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 hr Weekly

  • 1 helpful mark

May 7, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Worked wonders on stopping pain in my shoulders
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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