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Acupuncture For Stomach Issues
That depends: Seek standard medical evaluation to determine the cause of abdominal pain. Surgical abdomens & infections should be ruled out. Depending on the cause of pain, acupuncture may be very beneficial. It is best when your personal physician and the acupuncturist communcicate together. ...Read more
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
Shoul i be concerned about bruising after acupuncture ? They are purple and blue and about 1 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch on my abdomen.
Maybe.: If they are regular, generic bruises, they were caused by the needles piercing a small vein on their way in or out. But if they are tender to touch, or warm (or both), they could be focal infections, caused by use of dirty needles. In that case, see your doctor asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have painful spasms at the base of my left ribcage; my abdominal wall sucks-in/releases in agonizing waves, 20m-8hr episodes. Worse w/ gas. Follows acupuncture "gallbladder meridian" nerves. Ideas?
Yes: Yes it can be beneficial and safe. Although as with all fetility issues -there is no guarantee that it will be successful. The world health organization has categorized inferlity under "diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For someone with an anxiety disorder, chronic bloating and a borderline thyroid issue, how helpful would acupuncture be? If at all?
Heat lamp on my stomach 5-6 weeks pregnant during acupuncture. Acupuncturist said it was low and ok but i'm worried it hurt baby? I didn't feel too hot.
No need to worry: There appears to be increased risk of a birth defect called neural tube defect by having your entire body heated up in early pregnancy, so it's advised to not sit in a hot tub over about 102 degrees for more than 10 minutes in early pregnancy, but that is because a hot tub can increase your core body temperature. It is not possible that a heat lamp would raise core body temp. So no risk at all. ...Read more
Varies: Like all of medicine how one responds depends upon the individual and the treatment. Remember acupuncture is not magic. Especially, many will turn to acupuncture when traditional treatments fail. In my practice I have found that "needling" have cured many ailments when traditional treatments have failed, such as success for carpal tunnel syndrome when physical therapies have failed ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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