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A 31-year-old member asked:

How effective is acupuncture?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
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, and morning sickness. It does seem to augment treatment for diabetes and high blood pressure. It also seems to help addictions such as stopping smoking and recreational drugs usage.
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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It is not magic but it does can prove to be miraculous!! I combine Acupuncture with all types of needle therapy as per C. Chan Gunn, MD and Janet G. Travell, MD. Add in magnesium, Vits and a wellness program. Plus a lot of aspects of modern medicine ... in this context it helps most medical problems. The ancients masters did not intend it to be used in isolation. If I get a new patient with HTN who have not had acupuncture the find they need less medications and have a better quality of life. Same with diabetics!!!! Neuropathy goes way and mobility improves and the A1C drop!!
Sep 9, 2012
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It can be: Acupuncture can be beneficial in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions. Congress passed an initiate that paid to have hundreds of military physicians trained in acupuncture in response to mental and physical injuries in veterans returning from oef and oif.

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Is acupuncture effective?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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See below: See the cochrane collaborative. It lists the areas in which acupuncture is effective and where it is not.
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How is acupuncture?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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 treat all conditions. Sometimes it is best as an adjunct with standard medical treatment. Western and eastern medicine can often fit hand in hand with excellent results.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
We are very fortunate to have such an experienced physician acupuncturist on HealthTap.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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Thank you Dr. Pappas. Dr. Pappas is also trained in acupuncture.
Feb 4, 2014
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Is acupuncture effective for the disabled?

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Dr. Siranush Cholakian
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Yes: Acupuncture can be helpful for virtually all physical and mental problems
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How effective are acupuncture facelifts?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
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Somewhat: Acupuncture facelifts are referred to as facial enhancement procedures. The outcome are not as dramatic as surgical facelifts. The changes can be seen as early as the first 2 to 4 weeks after starting treatment.

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