lymphedema left leg with severe neuropathy and drop foot

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Re: lymphedema left leg with severe neuropathy and drop foot

Postby patoco » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:13 am

Hi Dolores

I haven't tried acupuncture and from what I have read about it, it just doesn't seem to be particular valuable at this point.

This page has lengthy information about it though:

Lymphedema Acupuncture

http://www.lymphedemapeople.com/thesite ... atment.htm

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Re: lymphedema left leg with severe neuropathy and drop foot

Postby LymphedemaGirl » Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:55 am

Hi Dolores,
I tried acupuncture when I first got Lymphedema. I didn't know one wasn't supposed to have needles in the affected limb so for 14 sessions I had needles in my Lymphedema leg and the rest of my body. Absolutely nothing happended. Apparently some secondary arm lymphers have good results from acupuncture but I won't try again, I am terriefied of triggering another outbreak of Lymphedema (I have Primary).
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Re: lymphedema left leg with severe neuropathy and drop foot

Postby patoco » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:02 am

From what I understand there is a very narrow "band" of lymphers who might actually benefit from acupuncture. I still though would be very very concerned about having the needles piercing the skin.

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