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Post  Lioned on Wed 8 Jan - 0:00

What do we think of that ? Anyone tried it with any success.Reports suggest quite a few GP's practice this in addition to conventional meds.

There does seem to be some scientific evidence to support it.

I am taking some stuff for eczema which seems to be helping a little, early days yet.

Principle seems to be to take a small amount of poison to 'kick start' your immune system.


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Post  malena stool on Wed 8 Jan - 0:20

My only venture into 'Alternative Medicines' was 3 sessions of SHIATSU for Sciatica.

The treatment cured my discomfort completely, I'd recommend trying it to anyone who can't find relief by more accepted treatments.

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Post  AnnaEsse on Wed 8 Jan - 7:03

malena stool wrote:My only venture into 'Alternative Medicines' was 3 sessions of SHIATSU for Sciatica.

The treatment cured my discomfort completely, I'd recommend trying it to anyone who can't find relief by more accepted treatments.

When I was involved in a car accident a few years ago, the insurance company insisted that I had physio, which didn't help. However, they were willing to pay for me to have shiatsu treatment, which I had with my very dear friend, Suzi, who was then running the Heart of England Shiatsu school. Shiatsu worked wonders where the physio did nothing.

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Post  Lioned on Wed 8 Jan - 12:11

I had never heard of Shiatsu so maybe i will have a look at that.

The NHS is a waste of time for me,infact they made my condition worse.So i am working my way through all the alternatives.   

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Post  malena stool on Wed 8 Jan - 12:27

Lioned wrote:I had never heard of Shiatsu so maybe i will have a look at that.

The NHS is a waste of time for me,infact they made my condition worse.So i am working my way through all the alternatives.      
If I remember rightly, there was talk at one time of certain units using alternative therapies, but perhaps I'm wrong.. Anyway Shiatsu did work for me where Physio Therapy and pain control failed.

Shiatsu is really Acupuncture without needles plus a guided exercise regime to suit the needs of the individual. In saying that, the final session involved bout a dozen very small studs being inserted into the ear lobes and was told to leave them until they all came away in the shower.
I've never had a twinge since.... (Touching wood).

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Post  malena stool on Wed 8 Jan - 12:44

AnnaEsse wrote:
malena stool wrote:My only venture into 'Alternative Medicines' was 3 sessions of SHIATSU for Sciatica.

The treatment cured my discomfort completely, I'd recommend trying it to anyone who can't find relief by more accepted treatments.

When I was involved in a car accident a few years ago, the insurance company insisted that I had physio, which didn't help. However, they were willing to pay for me to have shiatsu treatment, which I had with my very dear friend, Suzi, who was then running the Heart of England Shiatsu school. Shiatsu worked wonders where the physio did nothing.

I was amazed at the effect Shiatsu had on my sciatic problem, I was unable to sleep lying down, having to kneel on a sofa and hang over the back all night after Mrs S had rubbed in in an assortment of liniments and potions over several weeks of acute discomfort. I was prescribed both Tramadol and Paracetamol with minmal effect, (I was getting a tad worried about my Liver so I cut the Paracetamol out). The exercise regime was almost unmanageable because of the uncontrolled pain. My then next door neighbour told me she had been to a Shiatsu practitioner who had helped her to stop smoking and had mentioned my sciatica to him. That's was my introduction to this truly amazing (in my estimation anyway) therapy.

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Post  Lioned on Thu 29 May - 22:36

I think the Homeopathy was a waste of time for me.Cost me £80 for some little pills that didnt do much for me.But the Hippy lady who gave them to me was interesting.
I have read conflicting reports recently,and there are case studys of people who have got much better but then other reports claim the 'placebo' effect.

Works for some fair enough but i am far too cynical to let my imagination make me better.

Anyway a few days of sunshine had pretty much cured me.This week has been miserable again and its wet and damp which has affected me a bit so i now am fairly sure that the weather/atmospheric pressures affect me.

I have also noticed a great deal more 'static' getting in and out the car in particular.

The NHS practically killed me by introducing an infection that was 'antibiotic resistant' and then pumped me full of anti biotics for a year and then said they didnt know what was wrong with me.

So i stopped taking the pills and stopped going to the hospital and ignored the GP's who had also given up on me.And stopped taking all the supplements that are a total waste of money.
I now just eat lots of fruit and veg and drink lots of red wine and water and get lots of exercise.

I am now maybe 80% of where i want to be which is not bad as last year under the NHS i was about 10%.






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Post  Claudia79 on Thu 29 May - 23:17

One thing that I know works with many things is acupuncture. My dad has a few sessions every year for his sciatica. Before acupuncture he went to see an ortho and a neurosurgeon, took lots of pills and the relief was small or none. Since acupuncture he has been fine.

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Post  AnnaEsse on Thu 29 May - 23:27

Lioned wrote:I think the Homeopathy was a waste of time for me.Cost me £80 for some little pills that didnt do much for me.But the Hippy lady who gave them to me was interesting.
I have read conflicting reports recently,and there are case studys of people who have got much better but then other reports claim the 'placebo' effect.

Works for some fair enough but i am far too cynical to let my imagination make me better.

Anyway a few days of sunshine had pretty much cured me.This week has been miserable again and its wet and damp which has affected me a bit so i now am fairly sure that the weather/atmospheric pressures affect me.

I have also noticed a great deal more 'static' getting in and out the car in particular.

The NHS practically killed me by introducing an infection that was 'antibiotic resistant' and then pumped me full of anti biotics for a year and then said they didnt know what was wrong with me.

So i stopped taking the pills and stopped going to the hospital and ignored the GP's who had also given up on me.And stopped taking all the supplements that are a total waste of money.
I now just eat lots of fruit and veg and drink lots of red wine and water and get lots of exercise.

I am now maybe 80% of where i want to be which is not bad as last year under the NHS i was about 10%.






I place great store by homeopathy. It can be difficult to get the right remedy because it's based on the individual constitution. As for the placebo effect, it's a wonderful thing and shows the power of the human mind. Research has shown how it works with medication. The placebo effect depends of the route of administration because people believe that meds delivered in certain ways have a more or less powerful effect. By the parenteral route (injection or IV) the placebo effect is 30%, which means that if 100 people were given an injection for a specific condition and told that this was the latest amazing cure, 30% would get better even though the substance was simple saline. The effect is less pronounced with capsules and tablets and goes down to around 10% for syrups because people believe that a syrup is not a powerful kind of medication.

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Post  Lioned on Thu 29 May - 23:41

To be fair i dont think i gave it long enough and my problems where several.I know some GP's actually use it or do referrals.I was reading an article recently,i think some practices work through the NHS with funding ? And the article was from some eminent group claiming it was a waste of money.
I have read several articles from various people who have used it to great effect.

I also tried acupuncture Claudia which i found quite relaxing but again didnt help me much.

There is enough evidence out there to suggest both Homeopathy and Acupuncture work for some people,thats why i gave it a go.

In my case i think i had so many anti biotics that my immune system was totally messed up and i have been slowly improving since i stopped taking them.

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Post  Claudia79 on Thu 29 May - 23:55

My dad does acupuncture with a 'common' doctor who did some specialisation in acupuncture. It's great because according to your symptoms he treats you with traditional medicine, acupuncture or both. For his sciatica he was clear in saying that acupuncture combined with electric stimulation was the way to go and it has worked every time. More recently, with my dad's allergic asthma he said traditional medicine worked better.

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Post  Lioned on Fri 30 May - 0:15

I think it has been well proven that acupuncture is effective on conditions involving the nerves which off course would be sciatica.
Asthma is an allergy apparently related to eczema which was one of my problems which i tried all sorts to work out what causes it but am now quite sure it is environmental factors which is why i need to get myself to a more temperate climate in the winter i think.

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Post  Claudia79 on Fri 30 May - 0:55

There's bronchial asthma and allergic asthma. My dad was diagnosed with allergic asthma/allergic bronchitis at 78! He did the allergy tests and there was moderate reaction to dust mites and cats. Weird especially because we can't live away from dust mites and he never reacted before and we've had cats for decades. He's on an inhaler twice a day now and feels ok.

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