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    Default Chiropractor or acupuncture

    I have pain all over my body, and my school has both these services as well as a massage therapist, and I was wondering if anyone on this site had any experience with any of these, and knows which one I should maybe try.

    Idk if this is joint or bone pain or what. Meditation and a warm bath has helped me in the past.


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    I'm not convinced that chiropractors produce the results they claim to. I've had experience with chiropractors - once during early high school and another after I suffered whiplash in a car accident. In each case, I sought treatment for a period of several months. Unfortunately, I can't say my adjustments had any measurable effect on my physical well being. Furthermore, the entire practice seems steeped in a history of pseudoscience. Apparently, one of the first instances of chiropractic goes back to 1895 when a "magnetic healer" claimed to be able to cure deafness by cracking the back of a patient. Since then, the practice hasn't benefited from all that much revision.

    However, I do think that massages and meditation help relieve muscle tension.
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    I've had both and I've enjoyed both tbh. I prefer the acupressure just because it's was more long-lasting, in my experience.
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    I suggest a combination of both chiropractic and deep tissue massage. But I have never used acupuncture. Chiropractic realigns the joints and deep tissue massage helps to release fascia (knots). I had consistent back pain for a few years but with one adjustment a week, it's pretty much nonexistent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smilephantomhive View Post
    I have pain all over my body, and my school has both these services as well as a massage therapist, and I was wondering if anyone on this site had any experience with any of these, and knows which one I should maybe try.

    Idk if this is joint or bone pain or what. Meditation and a warm bath has helped me in the past.
    Have you talked to your GP about this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beorn View Post
    Have you talked to your GP about this?
    I mentioned the pain, but they didn't really say anything about it. I just wanted to see if these things helped, and would probably go to gp if neither of them did.


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    When my parents refused to sign consent forms for me to see a chiropractor, I went to a back alley acupuncture place and they helped me out tremendously. Just make sure you are relaxed and it'll be worth it.
    I am currently looking for someone to give me an in depth typing. Willing to pay money.
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    I guess it depends on what kind of pain it is. My back has been super fucked up my entire life and I benefit a LOT from going to chiropractors. I've never tried accupuncture but I definitely want to. I agree a good massage might do some wonders too.
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    I agree with seeing a doctor and getting to the bottom of the pain. I've tried them all but what worked best was twofold. Regular exercise and regular massages - I have a 30 min. deep tissue massage, 30 min. stretch once a week.
    I like to rock n' roll all night and *part* of every day. I usually have errands... I can only rock from like 1-3.

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    I only have experience with massage and it's amazing. I don't know which option would be most effective for you though.
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