Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Acupuncture that almost was...

I told you all last Tuesday that I was going for my very first acupuncture appointment!  Well, I went, but we didn't start the acupunctures... Dr. Elson just spent some time getting to know me, so I got lots of pets, scratches and a nice massage for a whole hour!  He got lots of Corbin smoochies in return.  Needless to say, it didn't calm me down much.
 
So, he asked the momma if we'd be able to come back on Sunday... and that's what we did.  We went back on Sunday.  It was real quiet at the vets office and Dr. Elson spent some more time giving me good scratches before we started.  I didn't care much about the needles going in... they didn't bother me.

What. The. Heck.
 
But, I really didn't settle down and I was still very anxious and, well.... kind of cracker dog crazy.  The momma and Dr. Elson tried all sorts of relaxing things, but I just wasn't having any of it.  We stayed for about an hour, and gave it a real good shot... but it just wasn't meant to be.
 
There were about 18 total in my back, legs and head.
 
Dr. Elson did manage to get in quite a few needles.  He was surprised they stayed in for as long as they did with all my jumping and wiggling and crazy dog ways. 
 
 
But, he said with all my activity and inability to relax, acupuncture just isn't the path for me to head down right now.  Oh well, can't say we didn't try! The momma was pretty bummed because she's heard such great things about how much acupuncture helped... but I guess I'm just THAT special! Dr. Elson did recommend a supplement for me to try that will help with my circulation. He thinks my body could use some help with circulating my blood and he was hoping the acupuncture would help that. He said it could be a cause for my heart problem, skin ichy allergies and my anxiety. The anxiety is something that's recently developed since all my ouchies started and the vet became a mean and scary place (besides seeing my girlfriends). So, maybe we'll try acupuncture another time, but as for now... no needles in this Corbin!
 
Not the face of acupuncture.

25 comments:

  1. OMD Corbin, you look like a crazy pin cushion, My Mum has always wanted to try acupuncture, she does massage and reflexology and knows some of the pressure points and even massages me too, but I cant say that I would sit still enough to have little pins in me! You are so brave and are so good to let them put those big acupuncture needsles in you! I'm sorry that the acupuncture didnt work for you, but I am very proud of you for giving it a go! I love all the cute corbin photos! Your so handsome!
    Love, Licks and Hugs from your furiend Frank xxxxxxx

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  2. Hmmm would a sedative before treatment help? It seems a shame to just give up on something that might really help. Or maybe Mr Vet could come to your home and do it?

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  3. Sorry this didn't work for you, Corbin. Applause for your mom for trying to find something to help you out.

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  4. OMD, Corbin, you were so brave to have those skeery needles stuck in you!! I hope that you find something that helps you soon.

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  5. DUUUUUUUUUDE, my mum had dat done to her elbow and her said it hurt like hell...then again her is a little wimp...won't use her as an example anymores.
    Well dis certainly has me bummed out too. We needs to get you back to da normal Corbin self. I ain't sures how to go about it but I will think on it.

    Don't worry, I takes my pill likes a BIG GIRL...and even withouts a treat.

    Puddles

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  6. Oh Corbin! (Hey, that would be a good name for your blog!!) Sorry you couldn't settle down enough to enjoy the process. The first acupuncture place mom took me to had soft lighting and relaxing people music playing and all kinds of cushions (not Georgia Little Pea's dad though). My regular vet just does it in her office and I get to lay on a big mat except mom always sits there and I lay on the floor where it's cool. ANYHOO, maybe with your supplements, you can relax and go back in the future. Your acupuncture vet sounds like a very cool guy!

    -Bart

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  7. Let's hope the supplements work!

    That was a LOT of needles! But acupuncture doesn't work for everyone, so don't lose heart. Maybe your mom can learn about T-Touch or something like that? Don't give up! :)

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  8. OMD....Do he think you be a PIN CUSHION?

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  9. Awwwwww Corbin... WE really hope this helps you a TON.

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  10. Sorry it didn't work out... you tried though!

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  11. Guess the pre-visit meditation class didn't work out for you. You're just an action go go kind of dude.

    Kisses,
    Dexter

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  12. Oh well...at least your tried. Hope the circulation medicine helps.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  13. Aw, I'm sorry the acupuncture didn't work out, Corbin :( One clinic my mom used to work had a cold laser that is helpful for a lot of different things like pain and wounds and inflammation. Maybe this could help you too? There are just a few things that it is not good for. I am sure your doctor will know what is best :)

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  14. We're sorry that the acupuncture didn't work, Corbin. Hopefully the supplement will!
    Those needles look pretty nasty to us!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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  15. Hey Corbin!
    Wow, it's a neat idea, but I sure don't blame you a bit for not cooperating with that! Gosh, look at all of those needles. The dogtor makes me go absolutely BONKERS, so I totally understand. Hopefully there will be some other option for you to help you out.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

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  16. We are so sorry it didn't work for you, Corbin. But we give you and your Mom a lot of credit for trying. We hope something can be found to help make you better. All paws crossed.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  17. The Corbin looks like a porcupine!

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  18. Corbin, that looks like the beginnings of a fantastic Halloween costume! I'm sorry you didn't find it relaxing, but not everything is for everybody, I've heard!

    Bunny

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  19. I hope the meds work much better for you!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  20. *Shivers* I already get needles twice a day for my diabetes. I can't imagine going for more! You are super brave! :O Your mom loves you so much to try all these things. We are praying for you to find a cure!

    P.S. If you are interested, we are giving away some free autographed books on our blog this week!

    Hugs,

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  21. Well at least you tired it. Were sorry it didn't work out for you this time.

    The silvers and more

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  22. Oh sorry dude. That doesn't look funs at all. I'm filled with all kinds of anxiety, too. Mostly at the vetties also. I'm so sorry this didn't work for you, butts hey, Denny was tryin' some laser stuffs, maybe his Moms can tell your Moms about that?
    Thinkin' abouts you dude.
    Kisses,
    Ruby

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  23. Darn it. I was hoping that would work for you. Be sure and let us know how the supplement works for you.

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  24. I always knew you was gonna be difficult to pin down my pal....WOOF

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  25. I'm sorry to read that the acupuncture didn't work for you Corbin! I think it would be hard for me to sit still for something like that too:) We'll be sure to keep you informed how the laser therapy works for Sherman. I have heard that is is a really calm and relaxing experience.

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