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How old do you have to be to get acupuncture

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siranush Cholakian
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Any age: Theoretically it could be used for a patient of any age. How young of a child you can treat it depends on the child itself . ( how will the specific ... Read More
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Any age: The traditional chinese acupuncturist have been known to needle patients at any age from the newborn to the elderly.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If you are already: a physician you can obtain additional training to become a 'medical acupuncturist'. This is usually about 300 hours of training. Acupuncture is taught... Read More
Dr. Ilana Newman
Palliative Care 26 years experience
Oriental Med School: If you are not a medical doctor, you would have to enroll in an Oriental Medical School program after completing college. These are usually 4 year pro... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Acupuncture : I did once. Another acupuncturist & i were practicing ear points. In order to become familiar with pts, she put in many, many needles in my ears (far ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Acupuncture: Is an excellent approach to anxiety. Suggest that it be combined with cognitive behavioral therapy or some other form of treatment to ensure long last... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: Acupuncture actually is not painful. Providers who know what they are doing know where and how to place the needles without pain.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Acupuncture: can be very beneficial in the treatment of migraine and other types of headaches. Twirling the needle rapidly during Chinese Scalp Acupuncture will ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Accupuncture has millions of followers, and there are lots of studies showing the usefulness of accupuncture in pregnancy. The most common uses for p... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Always possible: There are many treatment options. You will need to discuss this with your DR.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Helpful for some...: Acupuncture is proven to increase success of in vitro fertilization; it's not yet proven for other fertility issues but likely to help many. Some acup... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Uncommon: Nerve damage is a possible side effect. When needling a major acupuncture point, the needle needs to come in contact with the point's electric field. ... Read More

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