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Acupuncture For celiac disease

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I was diagnosed 3 months ago with celiac disease confirmed by blood test. My primae is a good doctor but admittedly doesn

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I have been going to an acupuncturist for just over 2 months now. (I was dx with celiac 1 month ago)

Through this hell of tests, doctors, drugs and random dietary restrictions, acupuncture was the ONLY relief from the pain I got. After the 2nd session I slept through an entire night without waking up burp/vomit or having to readjust positions because of pain.

He actually suggested avoiding all grains, except brown rice, and eating plain steamed veggies and meat, from the start (I only wished I had listened to him earlier).

I am still in pain, still having horrible digestive problems, but the day or two of relief post-acupuncture is worth every penny.

PS - I have a horrible fear of needles and it took a lot for me to walk through the door, but he was so patient with me and the FIRST person I told my symptoms to who didn't try to discredit them or me. Oh, and the "needles" are not like hospital needles at all, and don't "hurt" in the traditional sense.

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Are you doing accupuncture to "cure" the Celiac or to help the healing process????

I believe in it as a way to help the healing process and know that it helps with many other diseases!!!

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Accupuncture is wonderful for helping with celiac. I was diagnosed 19 years ago, and through the years I have accidently been glutened more times than I care to remember. I would get so sick, I would end up in the ER with severe vomitting and diarrhea. As the years progressed it was getting worse. To the point of I would end up delirious from dehydration within an hour of getting glutened. The last 2 times I had gone in, they thought I was going to die due to my blood pressure dropping so low.

Shortly after the last incident, I started accupuncture. Not only was she able to calm down my glutening reactions she cured my allergies and helped with sinus infection, dental pain and anxiety. I saw her for about 7 months. I wish I could afford to go back, just for up keep and other health problems that have arisen since. Now if I accidently get glutened, I get more of a "normal" reaction. Diarrhea and stomach cramps. They aren't severe like they used to be either.

As you heal and get better, you will have to go less and less.

I used to tell her she is worth her weight in gold. She changed my life!

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Before I knew I was celiac I saw an acupuncturist for a a few months. While the relief I got was short lived, I was not gluten-free yet, it was remarkable. The thing I found most astounding was that when I would walk in I would be covered in purple splotches, livido reticularis, as he was doing the treatments the splotches would fade and after I left the office it would be hours before they would reappear. It was so amazing he took pictures. That alone made a believer out of me.

I am now about to start treatments again, I have never fully recovered from a bout of diverticulitis and consequent (unnneeded) med induced pancreatitis that I had last spring. I have no gluten symptoms at all but still not digesting properly. I am hopeful that between him and Enterolab we can get the old system back on track.

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I recently found out I can use my FSA or HSA card to pay for acupuncture treatments so I will be doing so very soon. I had received acupuncture before for migraines & it worked wonders. Hopefully this will help with some of my other allergy issues & my gut issues. I am glad to see others who have found this helpful!

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Are you doing accupuncture to "cure" the Celiac or to help the healing process????

I believe in it as a way to help the healing process and know that it helps with many other diseases!!!

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Are you doing accupuncture to "cure" the Celiac or to help the healing process????

I believe in it as a way to help the healing process and know that it helps with many other diseases!!!

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Originally, I started to help figure out what was wrong. I continue because it helps with the symptoms.

Mostly the abdomen pain, bloating and D/C.

I have also found it amazingly helpful for relaxation. (also helps to sleep easier... although posting at 2am may be counter indicating)

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I am glad to see that some of you have had some success with acupuncture. I tried it (sans Insurance) and it was not helpful and the cost was over the top.... several times a week for several months. I went for nueropathy and would have continued had there been some improvement. Good luck.

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