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A 42-year-old member asked:

How effective is acupuncture for pain treatment?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Very effective: Depending on the site of the pain, usually acupuncture is very effective in pain relief. Usually a 'quick fix' for pain relief can be ear points located for needling..
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Can be excellent: Depending on the type of pain, it can be excellent. However, chronic pain will require more treatments and will show slower results than acute pain & injuries. I treat many patients who have not responded to other modalities except for acupuncture.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is acupuncture effective treatment for premenstrual syndrome?

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Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: There are a few studies that show acupuncture is slightly better than placebo few some symptoms of pms, however the evidence is not overwhelming.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Will my acupuncture treatment help with pain?

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Dr. Abby Caplin
Integrative Medicine 40 years experience
Possibly: The only way to know is to give it a try. Make sure to record the level of your pain, before and after treatment, on a scale of 1-10. If it seems to help, make note of how long the relief lasts. I hope you feel better soon!

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