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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
I would say that : > 90% of the patient's i treat with acupuncture rave about it. However, acupuncture needs to be used for issues where it is indicated. It doesn't t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
It is steeped: in the teachings of traditional chinese medicine(TCM). But has many different variants, usually based on subtle variations undertaken in various coun ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
For many conditions.: According to world health organization acupuncture is effective for chemotherapy adverse rxns , allergic rhinitis, depression, dysentery, dysmenorrhe ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Not usually: Often times insertions are not felt by the person receiving acupuncture. When felt it may feel like a tiny prick as it enters the skin - however usin ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Many proven benefits: Many research studies prove acupuncture to be effective for back & neck pain, headaches, post-operative nausea, copd, arthritis of the knee & improvin ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siranush Cholakian
33 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Yes: Many people fall asleep, others report being very relaxed and peaceful during the treatments. It helps many conditions like anxiety, depression, schi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: See the cochrane collaborative. It lists the areas in which acupuncture is effective and where it is not.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: Yes, massage can be very helpful in helping reduce the pain of fibromyalgia.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience in Neurosurgery
Low back pain: Yes. Acupuncture reduces inflammation through the release of endorphins and increases microcirculation to improve joint mobility and reduce muscle sti ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
31 years experience in Family Medicine
OMT: Omt can be useful in treating several types of pain, and may be useful in the pain associated with fibromyalgia. A lot of that depends on the nature ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Absolutely: Acupuncture can be very effective for the treatment of sciatic pain. Sciatica is always caused by another condition. This should be evaluated by your ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chenette
37 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Yes: Yes, acupuncture before and after embryo transfer has been shown to help with fertility. At other times it serves as a good stress reduction method.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
I'd say no: Some say yes, some no - but no sound clinical or scientifically credible evidence supports effectiveness for treating infertility due to any cause.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Uncertain if helps: Acupuncture for fertility is not supported by great evidence. One study performed in seattle had lower pregnancy rates in acupuncture group doing ivf ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Maybe : Again, I am not a fan of cam, but whatever modalities (within reason) is worth a trial.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Beneficial: Energy moving treatments involving balancing chi in major meridians can help eczema. Talk with your physician about using this as an adjunct to your c ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rossman
51 years experience in Holistic Medicine
It depends: There are always three factors involved in answering this kind of question: 1) the nature of the condition, 2) how responsive you are to acupuncture a ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Arthritis: It can, but first get clearance from your doctor who can also make the referral if he/she deems necessary.
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Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: There are a lot of reports of acupuncture helping with low back pain and siatica.
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Study results vary, but most studies show a modest effect of acupuncture on neck pain. It's very low risk, lower than the risk of taking medications, ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Yes: Research has proven acupuncture to be surprisingly effective in treating infertility. It may be helpful on its own but can also be a very useful adjun ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
Can try, but unlikel: Unfortunately, the death of central (brain) nerve cells is not reversible. However other nerves can take over function of dead nerves. I am a strong b ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Different therapy: The ot deals with activities of life and ways of enhancing quality of life and may get involved in rehab and hand therapy, but usually does not engage ... Read More

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