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Cinnamongirl
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I have been hearing a lot about adding tumeric to my diet. Is this safe with one kidney? Also I am considering acupuncture for my anxiety.. anyone have any experience on this?

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Jobie123
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Hi I take organic tumeric and black pepper capsules daily ! My friend swears by it x

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Cinnamongirl
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Are you concerned with only one kidney? That is my concern. How much (mg) do you take a day?

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Jobie123
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I take 600 mg a day , no everybody is different in their beliefs and i know a lot of my close friends swear by it !!   I had my Op in October and my anxiety was through the roof also but I remember reading a quote from someone that wrote “ I have let cancer have to much of my time already @ now I am going to get on and enjoy life and that is what I try to do ! No one knows what is round the corner ! Life is a strange journey x love Jo

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Bay Area Guy
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I've taken turmeric for a couple of years.  I do it because it's supposed to help with inflammation and I get stiff and sore from running a lot.  I checked with my urologic oncologist before I started taking it and he said there was no problem in terms of any effect on the kidney.

As for acupuncture, I tried it for ringing in my ears.  Alas, it didn't do me any good.  But I am still a huge believer in it.  My wife's cousin suffered a stroke about a year and a half ago (she lives in Singapore) and she started acupuncture about a year after the stroke (long story).  At any rate, a great deal of her discomfort subsided after the treatments, which she is still taking.  How effective it would be for anxiety, I don't know.  But I encourage you to try it.  If nothing else, it's quiet and relaxing.

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Cinnamongirl
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If you don't mind me asking how much tumeric do you take a day? Just in a capsule?

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Bay Area Guy
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I take two capsules each day, which represents the suggested daily dose of 1000mg.  I get it online from Costco.  And, yes, it comes in the form of a capsule.

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APny
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Be careful with turmeric as it's a blood thinner. So people who are on blood thinning medication or take aspirin should check with doc on taking turmeric.

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Bay Area Guy
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Good point that I forgot to mention.  One of my in-laws wanted to give it to his mom, but she was on a blood thinner and I vetoed that (despite it being his mom) much to his anger.

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I have recently started accupuncture to help with my severe anxiety.  I feel like its helping some.  I have noticed that I sleep longer at night which is good. 

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Cinnamongirl
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Awesome. I think I'm gonna give both a shot! Thank you all for your input! I appreciate you all

Cin

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AnnissaP
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I did hear a bit about it, but don't know much at this point. So glad we have natural alternatives to turn to. I may give accupuncture at try!!

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Cinnamongirl
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I figure at this point it can't hurt! I have a couple of people that swear by it. Let me know if you do how it works out for you.

Cin

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I have read good things about tumeric. I try to it to a few meals.

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