Im curious if any one on here has approached their A.S. From an Ayurvedic/Chinese or other deeper holistic methods?
Acupuncture does not cure me, but it does make me feel better. Unfortunately, I think neither Eastern nor Western medicine can offer a cure. I'm using Humira from the rheumatologist, but I'm also using a supplement that is a fusion of Ayruvedic and Chinese medicine that's called Vemma. I drink 2 oz. Of Vemma 3 times daily. I like it in combination with my Humira. And I love hot stone massage. Just be careful financially, since all of these things get expensive if you don't watch your budget. Even ThermaCare pads from the drugstore (heating pads that work for 8 hours without any electricity) can really start to add up, but I never would have made it through law school without ThermaCare and acupuncture.
I use acupunture at least 2-4 times a month. It is by no means a miracle cure all, but it really does help if you give it a chance. It generally takes several visits to start seeing results but is well worth the wait. Plus it is a whole body treatment, so your acupuncturist will work on all issues you might be having not just AS issues. Give it a try.