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Accupuncture for GERD
      04/07/10 08:34 PM
Stephie

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Loc: Vancouver, Canada

Hi all,

A family friend was suffering really badly from GERD and was on a few of the same medications I have taken for reflux over the past few years. She went to see an accupuncturist last year and hasn't had any symptoms since and is off all her medication.
I went to see the same Dr today and am hoping for similar results... or at least an improvement on my reflux symptoms.
I am currently taking Pariet because others I have been on have made my IBS-D severely worse, but it doesn't seem very effective at controlling my GERD symptoms.
I also told him about my IBS-D, anxiety and panic issues and the fact that I have a really irregular cycle. I would love to be able to get off all my medication, especially the anxietys meds because I want to be able to get pregnant in the next year or so and don't want to be on any meds.
Unlike a different accunpuncturist a saw a couple of years ago, this Dr. sat down and talked to me about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and made some diet restriction suggestions and recommended some supplements.
I was pleased with the appointment for a few reasons:
1) He took his time, was personable and explained why he made the suggestions he did.
2) He didn't try to sell me anything. The naturopath I saw would try to get me to buy hundreds of dollars of "supplements" at each visit and it was insanely expensive. The supplements that this Dr. recommended were regular vitamins that I could get at the pharmacy or health food store.
3) He left the door to the accupuncture treatment room open for me when I mentioned I get nervous if I am left with the needles in because of my anxiety.

If anyone else has any experience with this, let me know how it went for you and what I might expect.
I will try to update, my next appointment is in 10 days and I plan to make the changes with the diet after the weekend (I just have too much going on this weekend and know I wouldn't stick to it )

Steph

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Stephie
04/07/10 08:34 PM
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04/11/10 02:37 AM
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04/08/10 04:19 AM
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seattleite
04/11/10 10:00 AM
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Stephie
04/08/10 05:11 PM
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Janey
04/07/10 08:42 PM
* Thanks Janey, I'll keep you posted! -nt-
Stephie
04/08/10 05:14 PM

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