In my last post My experience with Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture Part I I wrote that I've had remission from Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture. That was in March 2008.
Three weeks after gaining remission I had an accident in which I ruptured my knee ligaments and broke cartilage. The acute pain and shock immediately caused a return to CRPS symptoms including dysautonomia. This was devastating for me but I held the thought that if I could gain remission once then I could hope to gain it again. I've decided to wait till I recover from this knee injury before I try again.
This is now a repost of my post on 1st June 2009.
Last Friday (29 May 2009) I had the first in a new series of Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture. This time the treatment is specifically to try and bring about remission from CRPS/RSD. I'm going on the presumption that the treatment brought remission last time, it should work again.
Immediately I noticed a calming, relaxing of mind and body. I believe this is because the parasympathetic nervous system is activated.
I have the second treatment today(1 June 2009). At this time I have pain lower right quadrant, upper left quadrant and right wrist pain. The upper left pain is caused by inflammation in the intercostal spine area. I 'm also massaging that area with sesame oil followed by a warm heat pack twice a day. Since Friday the pain has eased a little. I'll blog about this as it will be a record for me about the effectiveness of this treatment.
Five treatments over three weeks later.
Those who read my posts regularly will remember that I have been having a series of treatments of Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture in the hope of for a second time going into remission from CRPS/RSD.
I've had 5 treatments and am again amazed by the result. At first it was just muscle spasm and a general sense of calm that I noticed. With this went a slight reduction in pain. Each time I'd notice the same thing. The truly amazing thing for me is that I now am not having signs of dysautonomia. This means I am not sweating inappropriately, my heart and blood pressure are normal, my skin is not hypersensitive etc. CRPS pain is gone. I do have other pain due to things such as arthritis from bone changes due to injury. This is annoying but not overwhelming as CRPS can be at times.
This is the second time I have had this treatment that has resulted in remission from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Early last year I had remission for several weeks after treatment with Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture. Then three weeks later I had an accident in which I ruptured my ligaments and tore cartilage. I had severe acute pain which caused an immediate return to CRPS symptoms.
I plan to be careful and not risk take as I think that I will remain in remission if I can avoid another initiating event.
This is truly an amazing result.
crps/rsd related articles
- Nursing Patients with CRPS/RSD
- Vitamin c and CRPS 2010
- Cleveland Clinic link - twin research
- Complex Regionaal Pain Syndrome and identical twins.
- Familial occurance of CRPS.
- Headache a risk factor for CRPS.
- Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and CRPS
- Brain change in chronic CRPS -Neuron
- Vitamin c as preventative for CRPS - Netherlands study 2007
- Vitamin C and CRPS study ARC Bristol
- BestBETs Best Evidence Topics - Hydrotherapy for Comples Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) of the foot and ankle
- Neurotopian - Matthias Weinberger's fantastic blog.
- hope-4crpsrsd - a Christian support group
- podcast - Australian Native Fruits bear sweet antioxidants.
- Explain Pain - David Butler's blog
- CRPS/RSD and Dentistry
- HTCwP - brain control of movement is altered in CRPS - study
- HTCwP - Self Compassion or Self Esteem
- Neuromatrix Training Blog
- Neurodynamics - Physical and Neural Health Blog
- Explain Pain Blog
- JB & JS report - Can Vitamin C Prevent Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in Patients with Wrist Fractures?
- Matthais Weinberger's interview on "how to Cope with Pain" website.
- How to Cope with Pain - Ketamine Coma treatment for CRPS/RSD
- RSDHope - DVD set of three
- North Western University Feinburg School of Medicine "Old Memory Traces May trigger chronic pain."
- HOw to Cope with pain How Pain Affects Families -Tony's story.
- Prevention.com article -"Natural-Born Pain Killers"
- Brain control altered in movement with CRPS -How to Cope With Pain
- How to Cope With Pain - Asking for help.
- Hooshmand and Physical Therapy Part I
- Hooshmand and Physical Therapy Part II
- How to Cope with Pain on Recognize - Here's a way to get ready to move - with less pain.
- American Pain Foundation Booklet: Treatment Options - A Guide for People Living in Pain
- Preventing CRPS after surgery - International Research Foundation for RSD/CRPS
- How to Cope with Pain - great questions about Graded motor movements
- How to Cope with Pain - Recognize podcast
- How to Cope with Pain - Graded motor imagary
- How to Cope with Pain - Think & move & your pain will improve.
- How to Cope with Pain - CRPS - Can mirrors help?
- RSD Canada Online Survey Questionnaire
- For Grace web site
- For Grace Utube site
- How to Cope With Pain - Can mirrors help?
- Noi Group Australia
- Support groups help you cope with pain - HTCWP interview by National Pain Foundation
- How to Cope with Pain Mindfulness video from Utube.
- "How to Cope with Pain's" hilarious video.
- Jason's RSDS/CRPS News & Information blog
- BBC UK News - Vitamin C /crps study - "Mystery pain left me in a wheelchair"
- Dr Moseley's interview on How to Cope with Pain site.
- Virtual Reality as a Rehabilitative Technology for Phantom Limb Experience.
- UK mirror box therapy site.
- Ramachandran's mirror box video
- My interview on "How to Cope with Pain" website.
- Napp Pharmaceuticals donate mirror boxes - WebWire article
- How to Cope with Pain: A guide to coping with pain.
- Hooshmand and Physical Therapy Part II
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