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by mach5
Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Recommendations for a Physical Therapist in Edmonton Canada
Replies: 9
Views: 398

It can be costly

It can be a lot to make it down there. I am here in Vancouver, and I am going down this August. I have found my cost to be more around 6,000$ CAD even with the strong dollar. It will probably even end up being more. That being said, I am still doing it. But I hope to make the best of it. I am a mast...
by mach5
Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a Dry Needling specialist
Replies: 12
Views: 705

Dry Needle

Define dry needle specialist. Most of these people are doctors in the US or physio (i believe). In my opinon, go find an NCCAOM acupuncturist. I am an acupuncturist here in Canada, and in my last year of doing my Masters in Chinese Medicine. An acupuncturist will have 100 times more experience than ...
by mach5
Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Reluctant Member Looking for Help/Support
Replies: 15
Views: 570

Hi Jeff

Hi Jeff, I'm sorry to hear things are going so bad. However, be assured first off, that you are not crazy and its not all in your head. While my case and symptoms are a different than yours, I have read many many cases more similar to yours that have been resolved. You did the right thing by seeing ...
by mach5
Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:23 am
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Pilot study results on acupuncture for CPPS
Replies: 0
Views: 393

Pilot study results on acupuncture for CPPS

A pilot study on acupuncture for lower urinary tract symptoms related to chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain The full study can be read online for free here: Background The etiology and treatment of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS...
by mach5
Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:37 am
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Valium (diazepam) - TRICYCLIC ANTIDEPRESSANTS
Replies: 19
Views: 3072

My main symptoms are urethral burning/ pain and IBS diarrhea. I use a SSRI, Celexa. I have found it to have no side effects at all for me. It probably reduces my symptoms about 10 to 15%. Not a lot, but it does make a difference. To be honest, I think I get less moody too when things are going bad w...
by mach5
Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: Pain Management Tx
Topic: Ultracet vs. Ultram
Replies: 5
Views: 1595

The acet added to the tramadol (or Ultram in the US), is believed to help control pain through different nerve pathways. It is not really understood how this works exactly, but this is similar to Tylenol 3, which uses Acetaminophen and Codeine (with caffeine to strengthen the effect). Codeine may no...
by mach5
Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:59 am
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Acupuncture deactivates 'pain area' in brain
Replies: 8
Views: 675


Hi, I am a senior student in Canada studying Acupuncture. Actually, the formal title in BC is Doctor of Traditional Chinese medicine, as we are recognized under the BC health act as doctors. I am also a registered shiatsu therapist. As well as doing acupuncture, etc, I have CPPS. I am always interes...