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Do they do acupuncture for headaches?

Do they do acupuncture for headaches?

Yes: There are many different modalities for treating headaches. These treatments range from prescription meds to over the counter meds to herbal meds and supplements. Also there are nonmedicinal remedies, among these are acupuncture and relaxation techniques. Much of the treatment of headaches depends on the cause and of course if more than few days or getting worse, should be seen. ...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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Help please! is acupuncture effective for relieving headaches, back and neck pain?

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

Often - yes: Often yes. Chinese scalp acupuncture, auricular (ear) acupuncture and treatment of specific joints and muscles can be helpful for these symptoms. ...Read more

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Could acupuncture cure a medical condition known as chronic tensin headache?

Could acupuncture cure a medical condition known as chronic tensin headache?

Acupuncture: May not "cure" chronic tension headaches but it can be a safe, effective way to treat them. The effects of acupuncture can also help to prevent them. Take care. ...Read more

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Which acupuncture tricks to get rid of a headache and other pleases are considered effective?

Acupuncture: Chinese scalp acupuncture and auricular acupuncture can be very effective for treatment of headaches including migraines. ...Read more

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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?

Brain scan: The headache is probably not related to acupuncture and could be a manifestation of something serious. I would advise you to consider a neurological workup possibly including a CT brain scan. ...Read more

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I did acupunture about 5-6 times for dry eyes, but now outside of eyecorner getting myokymia, when i close/press eyeball, it hurt. I've headache, neck pain

Dry eyes: Your symptoms are all consistent with dry eyes. Perhaps you should consider other treatment options if the acupuncture is not working. There are eye drops and medications for different types of dry eyes. See an eye md for diagnosis and treatment. ...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?

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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more