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Is an acupuncture mat effective for back pain?

Is an acupuncture mat effective for back pain?

No: Acupuncture is a time honored treatment for pain, nausea, energy and organ imbalance. Also it can help people with addictions who have failed to control smoking or narcotic use for their back pain. The practitioner of acupuncture can be a physician with 200 hours of training, or a non-physician with years of training. Seek someone you can work with for the duration. Maintain hope. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

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


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Is it okay to shower after accupuncture?

Is it okay to shower after accupuncture?

Yes: There are a few limitations after acupuncture but showering is not one. I have my patients not do any strenuous exercise, consume alcohol, consume lots of sweets, and engage in sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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Do you know if accupuncture is better with electricity or not?

Do you know if accupuncture is better with electricity or not?

E-stim: That depends on what is being treated. Use of electrical stimulation can strengthen a # of treatments. ...Read more

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Can accupuncture make you ovulate?

Can accupuncture make you ovulate?

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 more

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What do doctors think about accupuncture (sp?)? It seems mysterious to me, but somehow has helped a lot of people I know.

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 more

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Where do they put the pins in accupuncture to help with insomnia?

Where do they put the pins in accupuncture to help with insomnia?

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 more

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How long does accupuncture take to help with insomnia?

How long does accupuncture take to help with insomnia?

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 more

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Does accupuncture really work for sexual disfunction?

See Urologist 1st to: Determine cause. You may need a western medicine approach. But in answer to your question, auricular acupuncture can be beneficial for tx of sexual dysfunction. ...Read more

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