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    Actually this was taken back in May, my last significant flare. So, no, feeling fine at the moment – thanks for asking Smile

    Did the acupuncture work?…sort of.. definite reduction in swelling, but only temporary.

    The best result I had with acupuncture was bleeding (about 10 drops) a point at the rear corner of the nail bed. Instantaneous relief from feeling that your toe is about to explode and then increasingly better over the next 24 hrs. About on a par with taking naproxen and halting a flare in its tracks. Have done this several times to great effect.

    I would highly recommend this to anyone who has a SUA tester & gets big toe attacks. I found the lancet tool was perfect forthe job.

    Next week I shall be giving pointers on home trepanning WinkLaugh

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