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06-25-2006, 10:17 AM   #1
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Unusual treatments

What are some of the more unusual treatments that you have heard of? These can be to treat your condition, or to treat a symptom (like pain, crampimg, etc.).

While I know it is actually not that unusual, acupuncture is odd to me. I just really do not know that much about it though, but it just seems weird to me that sticking needles into different areas can treat a whole range of symptoms and problems. It obviously must do something for people though, as it just seems to grow in popularity.
06-25-2006, 11:04 AM   #2
I'm surprised at how different herbs and such can make such a difference. Not "unusual," just surprising to me.

As for the acupuncture... I highly recommend it! I loved my acupuncturist when I lived in Florida. I must find a new one here. It's amazing what a good session can do for the body. I'm thinking regular monthly appointments might be a good idea for me (once I get this current bizniz under control) just for maintenance and upkeep.
06-25-2006, 08:03 PM   #3
I think that worms thing is weird I'd never do it
06-26-2006, 03:08 AM   #4
Sparrow said:
I think that worms thing is weird I'd never do it
Definitely agree! the worms treatment really doesn't appeal to me.

06-26-2006, 09:22 AM   #5
Im all for looking into that viagra theory

my DR did want to try some treatment where she would filter my blood, I would have had to miss too much time off of work, so I passed.. that one sounded a bit strange to me.
08-28-2006, 12:33 PM   #6
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Aside from IBD, I have a bad back. Periodically it flares, so I see a chiropractor. Before I became seriously ill, my chiro asked if I was having intestinal issues. She pretty much diagnosed the Crohns before it flared & definitely before any of my doctors ever did. Unfortunately, my chiro can't offer me a cure, but I really feel better after each visit to her. I dunno if that's a placebo effort, or if there is something more at work there. Yet none of my {QUOTE}Doctors{UNQUOTE} have anything nice to say about chiropractors.

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09-02-2006, 11:57 AM   #7
Hyperbearic Chamber- for fistulas, the extra oxygen being introduced into the environment speeds up the healing process.

The worms are PRETTY WEIRD though!
09-02-2006, 06:03 PM   #8
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I agree Val...all to spooky for me as well.

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