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Can acupuncture alone treat hormonal acne?

Can acupuncture alone treat hormonal acne?

Probably not: Acupuncture is proven helpful for many aches and pains and might be helpful for a handful of other illnesses. Unless you're very lucky, it won't do a thing for acne. ...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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Can acupuncture cure things like acne, obesity, dry skin, etc?

Can acupuncture cure things like acne, obesity, dry skin, etc?

Yes: Acupuncture can be used to treat (often not curing) obesity (with appetite suppression) ; acne. I don't know about dry skin by itself (why not just hydrate orally ; moisturize well). ...Read more

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Is it possible for acupuncture to cure things like acne, obesity, dry skin, etc?

Is it possible for acupuncture to cure things like acne, obesity, dry skin, etc?

Yes: there are acupuncture protocols for obesity, acne and other skin conditions. I have provided appetite control treatments to patients with excellent results. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture assist as an alternate treatment for hormonal acne?

Does acupuncture assist as an alternate treatment for hormonal acne?

Acupuncture and acne: Acupuncture is an alternative acne treatment that can produce positive results. Practitioners of acupuncture for acne stick small needles into certain areas of your body to unblock healing energy. People who are not keen on taking acne medication or undergoing laser treatments can try acupuncture to heal their acne. The likelihood of experiencing success from this treatment also related to diet. ...Read more

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Daughter has been on antibiotics then, roacutaine, is finnished all her meds but is still getting cystic acne. Trying accupuncture at mo, anything else?

Daughter has been on antibiotics then, roacutaine, is finnished all her meds but is still getting cystic acne. Trying accupuncture at mo, anything else?

Acne: Possibly a birth control pill may help the hormonal changes that accelerate acne growth. You may also want to look at some dietary changes that would be helpful. ...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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How to get rid of acnes?

How to get rid of acnes?

See your docotor: There is medication to take care of this. Depending on the severity, your skin doctor, will recommend what is best. ...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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How effective are acupuncture facelifts?

How effective are acupuncture facelifts?

Facelift = Surgery: Be very skeptical of any "non-invasive" procedure that claims the same results as surgery. A facelift corrects loose skin, acupuncture effects nerves and muscles. Perhaps you can obtain acupuncture botox, but it won't work as well as actually injecting botox, and certainly it is not a facelift. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as non-needle acupuncture?

Is there such thing as non-needle acupuncture?

Yes, in a sense...: Technically acupuncture involves using needles but one may have similar benefits by applying pressure (acupressure), lasers, colored lights and or a mild electrical current to acupuncture points. While many people are concerned about the needles used in acupuncture, they are very thin and barely penetrate the skin so the discomfort is quite minimal. But these alternatives can be quite effective... ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Pimples (Definition)

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