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Several months ago, following ear acupuncture I had very severe headache on top of head. Now the headache is dull and worse when try to concentrate?

Several months ago, following ear acupuncture I had very severe headache on top of head. Now the headache is dull and worse when try to concentrate?

Agree w Dr. Winkler: I haven't seen any cases in which auricular acupuncture caused this type of symptom. What was the auricular acupuncture being used to treat? Sometimes pain levels increase after a pain treatment but should resolved within 1 to 3 days. That is considered a positive outcome in treatment of a chronic pain condition. But if this occurred several months ago - this likely has nothing to do with the ...Read more

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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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I've got static noise in my ear will acupuncture help it incase it had some thing to do with my muscle with me having over active jar n grinding xx?

I've got static noise in my ear will acupuncture help it incase it had some thing to do with my muscle with me having over active jar n grinding xx?

ENT first: This needs to start with a good ENT evaluation. Both auricular and more localized acupuncture can help to relax musculature and decrease inflammation. There is chinese scalp acupuncture for tinnius (ringing in the ears. However, i would get it checked by a physician before starting a treatment plan. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please help docs! where are the acupuncture pressure points for the ears?

Please help docs! where are the acupuncture pressure points for the ears?

There are so many: - that i can't begin to count. I have an inch wide text book with ear acupuncture points (similar to acupressure). ...Read more

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Could acupuncture provide relief for sinus and ear pain that has not been helped by meds?

Could acupuncture provide relief for sinus and ear pain that has not been helped by meds?

Acupuncture: This treatment modality is ancient in origin, but has been found to have some utility when tested by modern science. It is used with some success on today's battlefields as a pain control adjunct for the wounded. I cannot predict whether it would work for your particular problem, but the downside risks are very low. ...Read more

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Got static noise in left top ear been to ENT nothin wrong with hearing will acupuncture help as i'm always tence n having jar problems eg grinding?

TMJ dysfunction: Sounds as thought you have a jaw alignment issues which is not just your jaw but you head, jaw, neck and shoulders. I would begin a wellness programs of vits minerals, trace elements, massage, yoga, stretching sleep hygiene, adding in magnesium in the diet and in the tub for soaking and relaxing. Use the acupuncture/needles and the hands-on therapy on the upper body to the top of the head. ...Read more

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I have labyrinthitis in the right ear. I have used  prednisolone and my hearing has not returned. Would alternative treatment like acupuncture work?

I have labyrinthitis in the right ear. I have used  prednisolone and my hearing has not returned. Would alternative treatment like acupuncture work?

Possibly: There are chinese scalp and auricular protocols which may be beneficial. However, the only way to know if you personally will achieve substantial benefits from this approach is if you try it. ...Read more

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Has anyone used accupuncture for ear disorders?

Has anyone used accupuncture for ear disorders?

Possible treatment: Accupuncture has been used to help treat inner ear disorders that can cause imbalance and hearing problems. Any time you seek this type of treatment you should be sure you are dealing with a licensed and well-trained practitioner, checking his or her educational and training background. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture a sham?

Is acupuncture a sham?

No: Acupuncture has been practiced for more than 3000 years. Now it enjoys a revival and is spreading out through many advanced economically and culturally countries.The existence of the acupuncture points and energy channels was scientifically proven- points and pathways with low electro-magnetic resistance. They create a complete functional network like the nervous system for example. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture effective?

Is acupuncture effective?

See below: See the cochrane collaborative. It lists the areas in which acupuncture is effective and where it is not. ...Read more

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How effective is acupuncture?

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. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture really painful?

Is acupuncture really painful?

Rarely Painful: Acupuncture uses extremely thin needles and is rarely painful. Japanese styles of acupuncture tend to use even thinner needles, and are inserted more shallowly. Patients state sometimes, with extremely acute symptoms like a backache, back pain or neck pain, the needles may feel like a mosquito bite. ...Read more

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Why might acupuncture not work?

Why might acupuncture not work?

Acupuncture is not: likely to work if you are trying to use it to treat a condition that doesn't respond to acupuncture. Acupuncture is effective for many conditions but certainly for not all conditions. ...Read more

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What are some benefits of acupuncture?

What are some benefits of acupuncture?

There are many: I treat patients with acupuncture for many conditions. I use it for people with PTSD, anxiety disorder, depression, addictions, stress, insomnia and for many medical conditions - especially those associated with pain. Acupuncture often brings hope to people who have lost hope. ...Read more

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Is qigong more powerfull than acupuncture?

Is qigong more powerfull than acupuncture?

I believe that: The most powerful responses are possible with acupuncture major energy movement treatments. ...Read more

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Is it ok to forcely move while having acupuncture?

No: Trained acupuncturist are very careful with needle placement, but any unforeseen aggressive movement may place your internal organs at risk of puncture. ...Read more

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What are your opinions on acupuncture as a pain alternative?

What are your opinions on acupuncture as a pain alternative?

Good option: Acupuncture can be an excellent option in the treatment of many forms of pain. It is important to be evaluated by your physician to determine if your pain is due to a condition which requires other types of intervention (surgery/ med/ etc.) acupuncture can be an adjunctive or a stand alone treatment depending on the condition. ...Read more

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Are there common conditions that respond well to acupuncture?

Many: Low back pain neck pain sciatica tennis elbow knee pain periarthritis of the shoulder sprains facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders) headache dental pain tempromandibular (TMJ) dysfunction rheumatoid arthritis induction of labor correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation) morning sickness nausea and vomiting postoperative pain stroke. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture good for pulled tendons?

Acupuncture: It depends on which tendons you're referring to. Acupuncture is effective for achilles tendon problems and tennis elbow. ...Read more

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