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Acupressure for Nerve Pain

My name is Polly B.  I came to Abundance Acupuncture in December, 2007 because I had pain in my left arm and wrist following a blood draw where the phlebotomist struck a nerve.  The pain was intense and when the needle first struck the nerve bundle it felt like a massive shock.  I felt a shooting pain like a lightning bolt run down my arm and intensify in my wrist. After that the pain was a continuous dull ache down the length of my arm and any time I extended my arm I got an intense, sharp, shock like pain.  I had this pain for 3 days and at times the pain went up to level 10. 

It interrupted my sleeping and made it difficult for me to enjoy my work.  I could not even answer the phone with my affected hand and, because the pain was so sharp and intense my arm felt weak. I could not even lift small objects or type without intense discomfort. I tried the Ibuprofen that the nurse suggested and warm compresses but, I got no relief from these treatments.  

I began to feel 100% improvement in my pain seconds after getting acupressure treatment. It was like a miracle. When the pain instantaneously disappeared I was so shocked that, for a moment, I doubted that I had ever had the pain.  Before the treatment the pain was continuous and after the treatment the pain was infrequent. I could lift objects, and do household chores with very little discomfort. The pain level went from a 10 to 0 or 3 depending on my activity after the acupressure.  At this point in time my condition feels 95% better and I only feel a slight tingling in my wrist and fingers.

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