Carlo's Comments

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of TBINetwork to add comments!

Join TBINetwork

At 3:42pm on July 15, 2012, Vicky Varichak said…

Hey Carlo! How are things with you?  I did leave a voicemail did you get it?

At 12:19pm on February 23, 2012, Doug Wingate said…

Sure man, we can talk.
I get acupuncture ~1-2x/week regularly, a combination of body points and a specialized system of scalp acupuncture called YNSA. Almost immediately after the scalp points go in it feels like a little rush of blood to my legs and the day of and 2-3days following I can notice a difference in the smoothness of my gate (leg/walking movement). Usually get points in my lower back and along the spastic muscles (inner thigh, calves). my feet drag from the rigidity so usually get points to help that. Sometimes some in my abdomen to release muscles of the hip to help lift my legs. Because of my legs getting weaker and starting to atrophy I was expected to be in a wheelchair by the time I was 20 - gonna turn 29 in a couple weeks and feeling stronger and more able now than then. Still have trouble with things like I'm kinda slow and awkward going down stairs... It's helped me a lot tho and I have seen other people who have had a stroke and can barely walk get just several scalp points and you can see a difference in strength and balance. 

I do that a lot with regular exercise - leg muscles are weak and want to avoid atrophy-, an herbal formula from my acupuncturist that helps, Carnitine, B vitamins and Magnesium (for muscle spasms).
Happy to answer any questions you've got. 
Does that still sound similar to yours? If so, I think it would definitely be worth trying, just know if you've had it for a while it might take a few treatments before you see effects.

 
 

Latest Activity

Profile IconTBINetwork via Facebook
Thumbnail

brain injury and it's pain is real even though you cant see it

Timeline Photos

Facebook5 hours ago · Reply
Profile IconTBINetwork via Facebook
Thumbnail

march is brain injury awareness month lets make facebook greeb

Timeline Photos

Facebook8 hours ago · Reply
Profile IconTBINetwork via Facebook
Thumbnail

just like brain injury there is no going back

Timeline Photos

Facebook13 hours ago · Reply
Profile IconTBINetwork via Facebook
Thumbnail

take a chance on you - be good to yourself

Timeline Photos

Facebook15 hours ago · Reply
Profile IconTBINetwork via Facebook
Thumbnail

Don't pity or feel sorry for me, respect me. Don't give me charity give me a real chance, Don't talk about me talk with me And please don't assume ask me…

See More
Facebook20 hours ago · Reply
Profile IconTBINetwork via Facebook
Thumbnail

PRAY YOU NEVER TRULY UNDERSTAND BRAIN INJURY

Timeline Photos

Facebook23 hours ago · Reply
Profile IconTBINetwork via Facebook
Thumbnail

YOU ARE NOT INVISIBLE OR ALONE - YOU ARE THE EXPERT as a survivor my biggest fight is to be seen. to be heard. Remembering all the doctors who feed my head with what i can not or will not do,, and how wrong they were and the professionals who…

See More
Facebookyesterday · Reply
Profile IconTBINetwork via Facebook
Thumbnail

look at this list of functions and be honest which of them are you now better at than before your brain injury.

Timeline…

See More
Facebookyesterday · Reply

© 2017   Created by TBI Survivors Network.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service