I have had some alternate methods of treatment (actually tried many things including weird oriental potions and shock treatments, etc.) with little or no results. Acupuncture and Moxibustion to mention two. Over a six-month period of time I have had thousands of needles, stuck into me all over the place, and in three Moxibustion sessions, holes were burned in the bottom of my feet (Very painful, they held me down on these). I'll dig up a few pictures and pop them here. There was a Korean treatment in which the 'doctors' evacuated air from cups which were then stuck on my back for a specified period.
The thing that worked best for me, although only temporarily, was called Myofacial Traction, correct technical term, think correct spelling. Once a week I laid on my back on a mat. This woman placed one hand under my Coccyx and the other one flat, several inches below my navel, palms facing each other. For 1/2 hour she would sit in the chair and almost imperceptively move both hands while maintaining a certain pressure on my lower abdomen with her upper hand. I would often feel a heat transfer.
When I stood up after each therapy session, pain gone, and my right leg, which is shorter than my left from the accident, often seemed almost the same length as the other one. Problem was, that ALWAYS within several hours, the muscles, or whatever had changed resumed their former identity as my right leg shortened up again. This therapy lasted about six months and was terminated due to failure to achieve permanent results.
[This message has been edited by moulton (edited 12-18-98).]