WTF Acupuncture...

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  1. Atenza6i

    Atenza6i New Member

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    WTF Acupuncture...*Edited with pics, 2nd page*

    Whats up.

    Well, heres the story. Last week I tried to do box squatting, and I will still trying to get comfortable with it. After doing it with low weight, I put on 315, as that is my usual first set (after warming up a bit with 225)

    I come down tap the seat, and go up...next rep, i come down a bit too fast and end up sitting on the box, but i can't get it back up. So I rest for a moment, and end up straining myself and trying to adjust my footing to get a better position to stand up with the weight. I get it up.

    However, I end up feeling this sharp pain around my mid-lower back around the spine. CRAPP. my first squatting injury. Whatever, I made the mistake of doing another few sets with lighter weight.

    After I woke up, my back was killing me. Sharp pains whenever I moved the wrong way...I decided to take it easy for the next few days and not do anything that strains my back.

    So it was a week since the incident, last night. I was eager to try squatting again. Warmed up 225, no problem. put on 315, got it off the rack no problem, got ready to go down, and suddenly i felt a tiny shift in that same spot on my spine. Hurt like a betch. Racked the BB, and got off. Ended up doing Bench/Shoulder/Tri last night.

    Woke up, I could barely get out of bed. Didn't go to school, and I'm stranded at home.

    Now, my mom wants to take me to get acupuncture. WTF, I never believed in that oriental medicine crap. Acupuncture is supposed to release Chi? Uh, Chi only reminds me of Naruto and chakra or something.

    I dunno, I think they're going to put needles in my back and draw some blood. My mom got it done to her shoulder last week and she said it helped. BS. I would rather get x-rays done to make sure everything is okay. Either that, or I could wait another two weeks to make sure it heals up .

    I know I made some bad decisions in trying to put up that much weight with box squats initialy, and trying to squat again after a week of injury. But thats besides the point.

    What do you guys think of acupuncture? Is it legit? Does it work? I find it hard to believe that a few pokes with some long needles will help my spine heal.

    Also, do you guys have any other suggestions or comments? I'm ready for flames for my stupidity, thats understood. Any serious comments would help.

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    Hurt my back/spine doing box squat a week ago, tried again last night, hurt it in the same spot. Now my mom is going to take me to get acupuncture. I dont believe in it. Thoughts?
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    Plus, i frickin HATE needles. Some kinda mild phobia I guess. :hsd:
     
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    Acupuncture basically made all my knee pain go away....the needles really aren't bad at all, they aren't thick like drug needles. Go for it...
     
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    dont be afraid of the needles. u wont feel a thing and u probably wont see them either if its on ur back so that shouldn't be a concern. its worth a shot i say. but your best bet to heal is probably just resting for a few weeks. i doubt an xray shows anything abnormal but get one of those two if you've got insurance just to be sure.
     
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    geez. in 9th grade i had to get my immunizations for highschool and football. i nearly passed out after 2 shots...and this was after trying to pretend like i was all cool about it.

    at least i'm not diabetic like my aunt who takes 7 shots of insulin a day. :hs:
     
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    wtf realignment?

    i hope nothing is out of place.
     
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    Go to the doctor.
     
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    i don't like the doctor.

    my mom said we'll get acupuncture, and if its still bad after a few days, we'll get x-ray's done.
     
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    haha i was kinda exaggerating about my fear of needles. i'm not scared, i just dont wanna waste my time putting needles in my back when i dont know if it'll do anything.

    but the 9th grade thing is a true story.
     
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    dude, what did you do? get in a train wreck?

    or did purevl drop his deadlift on your face?

    :eek4:
     
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    :ugh::ugh::ugh:




    anyways: acupuncture is awesome. my dad used to do it. it works.
     
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    nah man. you guys buy them videos :mamoru:
     
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    waddya want? i have Mutter as well as a best of here...
     
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    i'm currently upping something else plus i wanna upload the Kung-Fu Hustle over night (10 Pm right now over here)...Rammstein will probably have to wait a bit :hs:
     
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    you did see the mp3 link in this thread though i hope?!

    also: you need to get rid of that stupid fuckin avatar mang :slap:
     
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    :o as in

    ":o I'm a n00bert and didn't see the link..."

    or

    ":o I'm a broke bitch and can't afford another sub!"


    IBboth:mamoru:
     
  17. devilangel

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    go to the acupunture treatment. i like it and i believe in it.
    many many reasons..
     
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    Came back from it not too long ago.

    All he did was ask me what happened, and before i finished explaining he said "okay, get on the bed" (in korean)

    he started poking the general area with his fingers, made a fist and pushed extremely hard. f'in hurt. he's like "okay, its a dam" meaning a stress cramp?

    so he gets this pen like jig, and starts poking holes in my back...and doesn't stop. it must've been literally 100 holes. then he puts these glass cups on my back and uses this manual vacuum to pump out the air.

    so after waiting 10 minutes, he comes back and releases the cups and wipes away all the blood, which felt like it was a lot.

    result?

    [​IMG]

    i don't really feel any better. he says it will after a day or two, and he wants me to come back tomorrow.

    looks really ugly too.

    (you're not seeing things, my right lat is bigger than my left lat. :hs: )
     
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    I don't think you should ever sit back down on the box if you can't get it up. Just drop the weight if you're forced to sit back down. I think I even remember christophers saying this.
     
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    now that would've been greater advice a week ago. :rofl:
     
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    followup? dam.

    he's supposedly famous among northern virginian koreans for really helping them out. my mom got the same thing done last week b/c her shoulder was killing her...she says she feels fine now.
     
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    y0gfx BURAAAJYANAII!!!

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    You could tell your friends your girlfriend has some suckin skills. Hm..hickeys?:mamoru:
     
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