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Doctor insights on: Acupuncture For Menopause Symptoms

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Might acupuncture help with a person's chronic pain and menopausal symptoms?

Yes: Yes and yes. Please be aware that what is ideal is to have acupuncture augment whatever care is provided by your physician. Acupuncture is often used for both chronic pain syndromes and menopausal sxs. Take care. ...Read more

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 help with treating spinabifida symptoms at all?

Can acupuncture help with treating spinabifida symptoms at all?

See below: Acupuncture will not cure defects from spinabifida. However, if symptomatic - it can reduce surrounding inflammation/ pain. ...Read more

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I had acupuncture done and hoping it will help with my symptoms....Does anyone know if acupuncture really wrks...Anyone familiar with menieres...

I had acupuncture done and hoping it will help with my symptoms....Does anyone know if acupuncture really wrks...Anyone familiar with menieres...

Yes it really works!: Many research studies prove acupuncture to be effective for back & neck pain, headaches, post-op nausea, copd, arthritis of the knee & meniere's! research also shows it increases endorphin & hormone release, activity of parts of the brain & stimulates blood flow.See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/6660197 & www.Healthcmi.Com/index.Php/acupuncturist-news-online/377-acupunctureresearchquestioned. ...Read more

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Could acupuncture help with insomnia or other sleep symptoms?

Could acupuncture help with insomnia or other sleep symptoms?

Very much so: Both auricular (ear) acupuncture and chinese scalp acupuncture can be very beneficial. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to reduce allergies? Has acupuncture been shown to reduce allergy symptoms or help medicine work better!

What are some natural ways to reduce allergies?  Has acupuncture been shown to reduce allergy symptoms or help medicine work better!

Temporary: Acupuncture can provide you with temporary relief. For long term relief and natural treatment of allergies, you may want to consider allergen desensitization under the guidance of a board certified allergist. Consult one and get tested and see if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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Would doing acupuncture cure stress and anxiety symptoms?

Would doing acupuncture cure stress and anxiety symptoms?

"cure"?: Acupuncture is exceptionally helpful for the treatment of anxiety disorders. However, that does not mean that it would necessarily "cure" the condition. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture or hypnosis relieve for depression symptoms?

Can acupuncture or hypnosis relieve for depression symptoms?

Possibly: Published data do suggest that acupuncture -- including manual-, electrical-, and laser-based -- helps with depression on its own, and is well tolerated. It may also help with some of the side effects caused by antidepressants. More study of using it to augment antidepressant treatment is needed. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22762294 cognitive hypnotherapy may help depression. ...Read more

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Has anyone had real success in treating chronic fatigue symptoms with acupuncture?

Part of the plan: Acupuncture, along with exercise, proper nutrition, and stress reduction can be part of a program to decrease chronic fatigue symptoms. There is no one magic answer when the other pieces of the puzzle are not in place. Ruling out other systemic causes or contributers should be done as well (by your doctor). ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more