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Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Jakeman, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    I started taking body work classes a few weeks ago. I am taking Reflexology and Tuina. Reflex is working the body through the feet and Tuina is Chinese medical massage which involves a lot of energy work. I have had a therapist using these disciplines on me for over a year and it has almost totally corrected my scoliosis.

    I am also getting Reiki attunements, but those are one time workshops, not full classes. Reiki is energetic healing.

    The best part of taking classes is that you get massaged. :D
     
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    I had an excellent physiotherapist work on me about once every two weeks for a year, and she managed to completely correct my 30° scoliosis. Feels like a massage but it's definitely much more intense reconstructive work.
     
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    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    I didn't know you had scoliosis. Your angle is about the same as mine. Mine is almost completely corrected too. But I am still dealing with some residual muscle balance issues; my right back muscles are more developed than my left.

    It bothers me that medical doctors never talk about therapies like you and I have gone through. It's surgery or nothing. I recently went to see my doctor about something unrelated and I mentioned to him that my scoliosis was almost completely corrected. He didn't even hear me. He responded by telling me that my scoliosis is a lifelong condition that will never go away. I hate mindless people.

    "Think for one ****ing second!" -Christian Bale
     
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    Very happy you're doing well, scoliosis can be horribly debilitating.

    I'm guessing things are a little different in Canada... Initially went to the family doctor, who forwarded me to a specialist, who of course mentioned surgery but said I should look at physio first. The physio was unfortunately not covered by provincial healthcare, but it was about $120/hr, maybe 75% of which was covered by my mom's insurance through her work. Worked out to maybe $750 out of pocket, which is a small price to pay. If we went with surgery, that would have been fully covered by the province.

    I've seen pictures of the surgery, and it's pretty awful. It seems like it's the most invasive surgery possible...
     

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