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cortisone vs acupuncture

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
Circulation/arthriti: Could be a circulatory condition. It can still be a form of a an arthritity as well. See physician for examination and testing to find out and get tre ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
I would not : Recommend getting too many cortisone shots for swollen toes....Over time this could cause issues. The question is finding out why the toes are swellin ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: And call the doctor and let them know it is worse.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Should be minimal: An immunosuppressant like cortisone may raise or lower the number from the quantitative virus assay, as may many other things. It won't make a false- ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siranush Cholakian
34 years experience Holistic Medicine
No: Acupuncture has been practiced for more than 3000 years. Now it enjoys a revival and is spreading out through many advanced economically and cultural ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: See the cochrane collaborative. It lists the areas in which acupuncture is effective and where it is not.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
40 years experience Fertility Medicine
Very: I tell people that acupuncture isn't magic. It has been around since the second century bc in china. It's very helpful for pain, depression, anxiety, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hardly: I have several patients who are actually phobic of needles who regularly get acpuncture. Why? Because it works & usually is painless. In the hands of ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Several reasons: There are those that believe acupuncture is junk science(I'm not one of those). Others believe that you must first correctly asses the energistic imb ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Acupuncture: Studies have shown that it can be safe even for children.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
There are many: I treat patients with acupuncture for many conditions. I use it for people with PTSD, anxiety disorder, depression, addictions, stress, insomnia and f ... Read More

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