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Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more
See article: Please do review the article that dr franz recommended: (http://www.Ncbi.Nim.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22811747) . It describes a meta-analysis done by the institute of integrated traditional chinese and western medicine that demonstrated improved outcomes when acupuncture is used in conjunction with ivf. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do doctors think about accupuncture (sp?)? It seems mysterious to me, but somehow has helped a lot of people I know.
I am supportive: The chinese have used this therapy for a few thousand years before western medicine began.Many of my patients have found relief without harm for a multitude of problems.Does this means that it is "evidence based" or "double blinded placebo controlled"-no-but i really do not think it harmful unless you rely on this to diagnose or treat a dangerous (think bowel cancer) problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It does not help: There really is no good evidence that acupuncture helps insomnia. If you sleep poorly often, and this is a persistent problem, then it is important to find the cause of insomnia and to treat the cause. Treatments can include cognitive-behavioral treatment that help you improve your sleep habits and get away from thoughts and associations that worsen sleep, or different kinds of medicines. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acupuncture - never: There really is no good evidence that acupuncture helps insomnia. If you sleep poorly often, and this is a persistent problem, then it is important to find the cause of insomnia and to treat the cause. Treatments can include cognitive-behavioral treatment that help you improve your sleep habits and get away from thoughts and associations that worsen sleep, or different kinds of medicines. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It's been said to improve uterine and ovarian bloodflow and help the communication of the pituitary with the uterus and ovaries. Also one of the other effects is an amazing calming and balancing feel it has on the person during the infertility treatment and after. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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