Acupuncture for RSD

What works for me is JUST getting needles to sedate and support my nervous system – nothing else.  I do think that because of the autoimmune aspect of this condition, that treating organs and body  parts actually can make for some unpleasant RSD headache.   I feel it makes sense that, if one of the major treatments for RSD (ketamine) severely sedates the body, using needles for a similar effect can work.  The following is from Dr Lee’s site:  http://www.myacuhealing.com/acupuncture.htm

How does  Acupuncture work?

“From the Western perspective, research has demonstrated that acupuncture stimulates the brain to produce natural opiate called endorphin. Further investigation has demonstrated that acupuncture not only affects pain but also regulates a wide variety of  body systems.

The relaxed feeling one gets from acupuncture comes from sedation of the sympathetic nervous system, or the “flight or fight response”. This helps de-stress, and improves blood circulation, muscle tightness and digestion, just to name a few.

Acupuncture has also been shown to affect a wide variety of hormones including those that control ovulation and menstruation due to its effect on the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian axis (HPOA)

Acupuncture affects neurochemicals such as serotonin that, among other things, affect mood and mental states.”

Is it all in the Omega 3s??

I took one day off from the high doses of Omega 3s and my brain went right back to crazy zapping yesterday.  This was after a few calmer days with the new fish oil i bought and taking a lot of it. I wonder if Omega 3s are the key to calming our brains — not just for medication detoxing but also for the RSD/CRPS headaches themselves (which, we may discover, may be part of a detox problem).  Maybe Omega 3s are the key to everything.. put them in the fridge as they are also the key to stinky fish breath if you don’t.

I am still adding my 3,6,9 pill in there but going for it with the high quality Omega 3s and holy crap, it makes a serious difference. They need to have high amounts of EPA/DHA or you’re wasting some time and money. The 3,6,9 soft gel i was relying on did not have enough.

Look at what doctors are doing. They inject people with ketamine for the sole purpose of calming the nervous system. The problem is that people’s bodies generally only stay in that state for 3-9 months and then are back paying a few grand for another injection.  I’ve been overly focused on magnesium through epsom salts which is also calming but i need to focus on Omega 3s as well.  I still believe CRPS/RSD is different in each person because it is an imbalance that shows itself at the healing process and only gets worse because doctors throw medications at the problem (i’ve discussed Neurontin/vitamin k deficiency on this blog before) that perhaps only complicate the issue.

For people who don’t think fish oil is a big deal: i’ve stopped taking it days before a procedure and still have had extra bleeding when they put the IV in. That stuff is no joke as a blood thinner so be careful and ask your doctor.