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Acupressure Mats for Fibromyalgia Pain Relief ?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia' started by Wayne, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Wayne

    Wayne Senior Member

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    A friend and his wife recently purchased an acupressure mat, and have really enjoyed having it. At only $26.95, I am leaning toward giving this a try. Thought I'd post the Amazon link which describes it; it also has reviews from those of have used it. Following is the first review; fibromyalgia is mentioned as being helped by the mat:

    Here's the link to the product.

    Has anybody already tried this?

    Best, Wayne
  2. mellster

    mellster Marco

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    Haven't tried it, but if it works for the chest/shoulder as well (laying on the torso/stomach) I'd be willing to try it - thx.
  3. mellster

    mellster Marco

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    Ordered one, part of the kitchen sink therapy project - it better be good ;)
  4. Wayne

    Wayne Senior Member

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    Oh, oh. :angel::Retro smile:
  5. allyann

    allyann Senior Member

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    When you try this can you please post a review.

    many thanks, Allie
  6. mellster

    mellster Marco

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    Well, it is certainly better suited for people who have mainly issues with their back although pain in the front can originate in the back as well. It's a little uncomfortable lying on it face down since it's very thin, lying on the back is much more pleasant. Also if you're wearing a t-shirt you can hardly feel anything, so not easy to do it in a public place. Other than that the pricking points are quite stimulating and I think they do what they are supposed to do. All in all it's not great but ok - will definitely use it though.
  7. allyann

    allyann Senior Member

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    Thanks Mellster
  8. perchance dreamer

    perchance dreamer Senior Member

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    I ordered the Heavenly Acupressure Mat and got it yesterday. I'm really happy with it.

    I have fibro pain in my neck and back as well as osteoarthritis, bone spurs, and bulging discs. I frequently have muscle spasms and inflammation.

    After lying on the mat, I feel like I used to after an acupuncturist would do cupping on me. It feels as if there is a powerful infusion of blood to my back. I think it's the revved up circulation that makes my back feel better.

    When I did it last night, shortly before bed, I felt really energized afterward, which is not what you want for sleep. So I took some glycine supplements and calmed back down.

    I'm using it on bare skin and can't lie on it for very long yet. Those little spikes are sharp suckers, and I think it might take me a while to get desensitized. However, even 10 minutes gets me some pain relief.

    Thanks for bringing up this subject, Wayne! I also got an earthing sheet when you introduced that thread, and it's helped me a lot, too.
  9. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Hello Dreamer,

    Where did you order yours from? The link Wayne provided? So you paid about 35$?

    thanks!

    GG
  10. perchance dreamer

    perchance dreamer Senior Member

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    I ordered my mat from Amazon, and it was $34.95. With the shipping, the total was $48.75.

    What puzzled me is that when I ordered it, the shipping was supposed to be FedEx. I tracked it from the FedEx web site.

    However, I actually received it from the USPS.

    Anyway, for about $50, I've gotten some good pain relief.

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