Botch. Posted April 14, 2004 Share Posted April 14, 2004 I had the LASIK procedure done a little over a year ago, was mostly successful but I've had rather dry eyes ever since. Had a checkup yesterday and the Doc recommended an acupuncture treatment that supposedly releaves dry eyes, they had an opening this afternoon, and I just had it done. The doc had a couple "observers" in the room with us, gee ain't it fun to be the life of a party. He stuck two needles in each foot, two in each knee, one in my side, and one into each cheekbone (those HURT) and one into the outside corner of each eye. He then hooked up electrodes to each, and turned up the juice on each until I felt a "tapping". I asked if that was relatively recent, as the ancient Chinese didn't have electricity, guess they used to just twirl the needles between the thumb and finger before that. Then he turned out the lights and they all left the room, and I laid there tapping for fifteen minutes, then it was over. He was explaining to the observers what he was doing, supposedly he was connecting to both the liver and the gall bladder "buss", which affect eye dryness (???). I got a pretty good headache during the fifteen minutes, although I think it was just the needles in my cheekbones, it started fading as soon as they took those needles out. He said I should know if it worked within 24 hours, we'll see. Looks like I'm going to have a pretty good "black eye" for awhile too. The entire procedure was $80, what surprised me was learning that Blue Cross/Blue Shield will cover it, if I meet my $250 deductible this year (which I probably won't). Anyone else have acupuncture before, how'd it work out for you? Botch "Eccentric language often is symptomatic of peculiar thinking" - George Will www.puddlestone.net Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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