Join Date: Jun 2005
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Hi, sorry to crash your due date club, but I love acupuncture and wanted to chime in, in case it can help you. I have had great success with acupuncture over the years for various things: stress, neck and back pain, sinus pain/earaches that I seem to get every winter.
Recently I had a cough after a cold that was still going strong after 6 weeks. It got so bad that towards the evenings I could barely breathe. I wasn't quite sure if acupuncture could help with a cough, but I finally called my Acu. anyway. She did some needles and left them in for about 45 minutes (normally it's 20-30 min.) and then she did cupping on my back and chest (which is where they put little fish bowl looking things that have suction onto your skin to encourage circulation.) That night I could breath easier and over the next few days there was a huge improvement, whereas before there had been no sense that the cough would ever go away.
I think acupuncture could definately help with the cold and the healing, as well as just generally aligning things and increasing wellness. My acupuncturist is usually the first person I call when I'm not feeling well, and she usually ends up being the last person as well.