How often do you go to acupuncture?

I think acupuncture is terrific for both an overall sense of well-being as well as to take the edge of specific aches and pains. But it is expensive and time-consuming, and sometimes I wonder if the acupuncturist is overdoing it in terms of how often they want to see me. Do you think it can be effective once a week instead of the three a week I’ve been told? (Maybe this is a Los Angeles thing…Many of the the medical service providers often seem to go to extremes, it seems. On the other hand, no use going at all if going too seldom will be ineffective.)

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  1. Carol Orsborn Carol Orsborn says

    Great news. I found an acunpuncturist who suggested two days/week without prompting, and who sells herbs, etc. for $2 instead of $25. Of course, she’s a woman 50+. Happy to share her name if you need someone trustworthy in the Los Angeles area.

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  2. lauree lauree says

    I have never gone but once a week and am surpirsed people are suggesting more. I think it is the way they choose to do business. I like a lolng session where i fall asleep and time for the needles to do their gentle work. but would like to know who you found, for the record!

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  3. Carol Orsborn Carol Orsborn says

    Dr. Weili Gu in Beverly Hills.  That said, I’m already on to my next one, recommended by a friend in Sherman Oaks, Ca.  Dr. Henry Kang…it’s much closer to my home, and in LA that means a lot.  Plus, Dr. Gu was great, but had the habit of talking all the way through treatment, mostly about individuals who had more seriously problems than me, so I’d leave feeling sad.  I agree,  I like the addition of the restful aspect…and sometime, there’s even a dollop of spirituality thrown in (or at least that emerges.)  I’ll report back on Dr. Kang.

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  4. Stella_V Stella_V says

    <!–[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser /> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]–> <!– /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:”"; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-fareast-font-family:”Times New Roman”;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} –> I have always done the once a week treatments.  This time around where I go I get massage for about 20 mins.  and then my acupuncture.  Sometimes I think I am addicted to ‘my pins and needles’ but it’s OK, I really don’t mind.  I have a form of Muscular Dystrophy and if these tiny needles can help me to have a better day physically and emotionally then..  well YEA!  My acupuncturist is a dear sweet young woman who not only sends me away feeling much better for the needles but we have had some wonderfully uplifting spiritual chats while she ‘needles’ me.  I even had a case of bursitis that my Family Dr wanted to treat in some fashion, but I let my acupuncturist treat it and it’s all better, no more pain and it was a totally drug free treatment.  I have to say I do not do the raw herbs, I have tried, but it’s a psychological thing with me.  Maybe some needles can help my psychological??  Have a great day!!!

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