Has anyone noticed any increase in symptoms, or local irritation when having accupuncture. Its being advised for a back problem.

Be pleased to hear your views.



Hi Tipsy, I had it weekly for about a year. It didn’t make symptoms worse but overall I don’t think it made them any better.

At first I used to feel lovely and relaxed afterwards but after a while I didn’t really notice a difference. However, it might make a difference to your back problem, so worth a try, and certainly shouldn’t increase your symptoms.

If you are already having it and it has increased your symptoms, find someone else. Like with everything, there are good acupuncturists and bad ones.

Hope this helps,

Pat x

Thanks Pat, I will give it go,. Had it once years ago and it made my hand ultra sensitive for a few weeks. My hands are not good as it is, but this is going to be done on the instructions of a physio, and will be on the NHS, Mind you after the manipulation he gave me last week I can hardly stand, so we`ll see.