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How does acupuncture help pain management for severe back/leg pain with sciatic pain?

How does acupuncture help pain management for severe back/leg pain with sciatic pain?

Acupuncture: It is considered a viable additional or adjunctive therapy that can help contribute to relief. Acupuncture involves placement of almost microscopic needle tips into 'meridians'. It is not painful. ...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 work for sciatica pain?

Can acupuncture work for sciatica pain?

Possibly: Although not understood fully, acupuncture has shown good success in some pain syndromes. Only way to know is try it out. If after a few treatments you can't see a difference I would seek out a pain/spine specialist for other options. ...Read more

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Can physical therapy for low back pain or neck pain help during pregnancy?

Can physical therapy for low back pain or neck pain help during pregnancy?

Yes: It's best to see a physical therapist or doctor of osteopathic medicine to help stretch out contracted muscles and release tension from baby. ...Read more

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What are recommended yoga positions for back pain relief?

What are recommended yoga positions for back pain relief?

Experiment: Yoga is a way to stretch. Keeping your "core" (tummy and back muscles) limber and strong can help reduce back pain. Experiment with the movements and positions. Choose those that work the "core." a little discomfort is okay. If a position is really uncomfortable (during or after), try something different. ...Read more

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What are some labor pain management options?

What are some labor pain management options?

TAP block, epidural: Labor itself can be relieved with an epidural or combined spinal epidural. Pain of a cesarean section can also be relieved by above or with a transversus abdominis plane block (tap block). ...Read more

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Is acupuncture good for shoulder pain?

Is acupuncture good for shoulder pain?

Possibly: I'd recommend you consult with an experienced physical therapist who has worked with acupuncturists. Sometimes response to acupuncture depends as much on the patient as it does the therapy itself, and a lot depends also on the cause of the pain. Be wary of any practitioner who tells you that they can treat anything and every-thing through their trade. Talk to others who have tried it. ...Read more

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Chiropractors, massage therapy, acupuncture, physiotherapy - which is the best treatment for back pain?

All and none: Everything depends what is the cause for pain. If your family doctors rules out serious pathology, i.e. Fracture, cancer, infection, etc., then try acupuncture, pt, chiropractor, depending on your preferences. Stay away from motrin, alive, celebrex, (celecoxib) etc. There is no inflammation with back pain. Use of this type of drugs actually proven to delay healing in spite of "helping"(more like masking) pain. ...Read more

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What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
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What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

Pain killers: The best pain killer for the hip and leg pain is the one that relieves your pain. It can be over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or tylenol, (acetaminophen) or prescription medication like nsaids, muscle relaxants, narcotics ... ...Read more

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Good narcotic pain medications for stomach pain?

Most narcotics: Are not great at treating stomach pain. Things like gastritis will still be painful and taking narcotics will slow gastric emptying, maybe lending to worse pain. If you have chronic stomach pain, see an interventional pain doc and he may be able to do a block of the celiac plexus, which may help, but can be a risky shot. This would only be a thought if pain is extreme. ...Read more

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Help please! is acupuncture effective for relieving headaches, back and neck pain?

Help please! is acupuncture effective for relieving headaches, back and neck pain?

Yes and no. : May help with pain or stress (if you Believe in it enough). But the disease itself could be serious ( ? Nerve compression ? Heart pain? Infection ? Tumor?). Make sure it's nothing serious before you trust in acupuncture. See your primary. If no serious pathology, could then attempt acupuncture. Feel better ...Read more

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Can acupuncture be good for inducing labor?

Can acupuncture be good for inducing labor?

WHO says yes: According to the world health organization, induction of labor falls under the category of “diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved-through controlled trials-to be an effective treatment”. ...Read more

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How good is acupunture for pain management?

How good is acupunture for pain management?

Can be very good: Acupuncture is highly effective for many pain conditions but ineffective for others. It is used throughout asia and europe. The United States appears to slow in accepting it. It is being fully embraced my the army, navy & air force with more & more military physicians being trained in medical acupuncture every year. ...Read more

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How good is acupunture for pain management?

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How good is acupunture for pain management?

Accupuncture: Accupuncture is known to be effective adjunct therapy for painful conditions. Its effect depends on your painful conditions. Please be patient with acupuncture treatment. ...Read more

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Need toothache pain relief pain killers aren't working in a lot of pain missed worked?

Need toothache pain relief pain killers aren't working in a lot of pain missed worked?

Not DIY: face it, the only one that can help you is a Dentist. You are trying to treat a virulent infection with a pain killer. Stop looking for a miracle and make appointment with Dentist now. ...Read more

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Best pain meds for sciatic pain?

Another option: For sciatic pain is acupuncture. It can work well hand in hand with standard western medicine approaches. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the acupuncture spots for inducing labor?

Can you please tell me about the acupuncture spots for inducing labor?

Induction of labor: There are two acupressure / acupuncture points that can be used to help induce labor. One is on the hand and the other is inside the ankle. Be aware that they are normally only useful when the body is physiologically prepared for labor. Acupressure & acupuncture can also be used to decrease anxiety and pain during delivery. ...Read more

Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Labor Pains (Definition)

Labor pains = rhythmic uterine contractions that occur during delivery ...Read more