Doctor insights on:
Acupuncture In Horses
Possible: It can make you feel the cold more than the sciatica in a way tricking your brain into believing the sciatica pain is gone. If that works, wonderful. Likely it will only last until you warm up at which point the pain may return. If you are not getting relief, I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist for other options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Low dose Gabapentin unlocks permanently contracted muscles/fascia(?) in back,hips. Can stretch, squirm in exquisite novel ways. Is this spasticity?
Muscle spasms in back for 6.5 years. Have tried muscle relaxers, NSAIDs, magnesium, massage, nothing has fixed. Is this issue neurological in nature?
Can practicing karate stances (horse stance, bow stance, etc) and katas aggravate herniated discs or are they safe to practice?
Combo treatment. : If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the am, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts/orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your dr). #4: stretching your foot/calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area. Soaking won't help! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I believe in the traditional approaches to healthy eating from the pioneers adelle davis and frances moore lappe. Who are leaders now?
Alice Waters/Farmers: Ms. Lappe's daughter is carrying on the small planet movement. Doctors ornish and weil are well-known proponents of healthy eating. There are many outside north america. With the rising cost of food and possible problems with our food supply, there is a need for others. My approach is a la michael pollan, using local fresh foods as much as possible. I cook low-fat according to what is in season. ...Read more
Yes: Nerve and other kinds of pain may benefit from acupuncture. Results can sometimes be very impressive. But this art as well as science, depending on patient characteristics, underlying problem, diagnostic skills, needle techniques. Some people do not benefit at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have constant pain in your feet espically the arches and get charley horses often will reflexology help?
Plantar fasciitis: It sounds like plantar fasciitis a pair of custom molded functiona forefoot orthosis as well as a pair of quality running shoes should take care of your pain. A good foot massage is all your getting. The idea that pushing on the foot will cure complex problems with organ systems considering the fact there are no neuronal pathways to connect them is ludicrous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Traction/acupuncture: Great question: the real answer is nobody knows. They have never been compared head-to-head in any sort of controlled trial. They are both treatments that can be beneficial and i would suggest doing both of them. Consider epidurals too. When dealing with a pinched nerve, i think the most important thing is to know if there is nerve damage (an EMG will diagnose). If so, surgery is warrante. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hirudotherapy: Check for vaidya paranjpe for hirudotherapy in mumbai. ...Read more
Someone please help me in finding a neurologist who specializes in cases like mine schwannoma in sciatica nerve. 4yrs of pain, failed relief attempts.
Hot and very humid Florida has all my friends working out indoors most of the year. Can a person get heat stroke outdoors in this tropical hot place?
Yes. Heat Stroke!: Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat injury and is considered a medical emergency. If you suspect that someone has heat stroke -- also known as sunstroke -- call an ambulance immediately and give first aid until paramedics arrive. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/heat-stroke-symptoms-and-treatment#1 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A rude awakening...: The most common reason for calf cramps is dehydration, electrolyte abnormalities, certain medications, and recent excessive muscular activity. Some medications can deplete your potassium or calcium, magnesium levels. Adequate hydration would be the first thing to try. Consider a nightly gin and tonic without the gin… Tonic water contains quinine in small amounts and sometimes works wonders! ...Read more
YES-very beneficial: Listening to the music that one enjoys has proven health benefits. Each generation tends to imprint on the music that is popular as they are growing up and listening to that music tends to bring back good memories and feelings. If you have to hear it when you spend time with your mom, you can be grateful that at least the music your mom enjoys listening to is among the finest music ever made! ...Read more
I would say that : > 90% of the patient's i treat with acupuncture rave about it. However, acupuncture needs to be used for issues where it is indicated. It doesn't treat all conditions. Sometimes it is best as an adjunct with standard medical treatment. Western and eastern medicine can often fit hand in hand with excellent results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
According to World: Health Organization based on studies with controlled clinical trials, acupuncture is effective for chemotherapy adverse rxns , allergic rhinitis, depression, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, epigastralgia, facial pain, headache, hypertension, hypotension, labor induction, pain (knee, neck & back), leucopenia, fetus malposition, morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, dental pain, shoulder arthritis, postop ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: It is very safe. Bleeding problems and infections related to acupuncture are rare. It can provide pain relief without any "drug- drug interactions. There are no medication side effects. It can help to accelerate many types of healing. It can also help with behavioral health problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: A study released in the archives of internal medicine (10 sept 2012); reviewed 29 studies involving almost 18, 000 people; indicated that acupuncture was found better at pain relief than no treatment or sham treatment. For some conditions it is superior to standard treatments. http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1357513. Read about the World Health Organizations endorsements of ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. Good Studies.: There are many studies for the efficacy of acupuncture. Both in Japan and at Harvard they are using functional MRI to map the areas of the brain which are stimulated during acupuncture. The WHO has listed approximately 150 conditions for which acupuncture is effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, quite a bit: Many research studies prove acupuncture to be effective for back & neck pain, headaches, post-operative nausea, copd, arthritis of the knee & improving success of in-vitro fertilization. Research also shows it increases endorphin & hormone release, activity of some parts of the brain & stimulates blood flow.See www.Healthcmi.Com/index.Php/acupuncturist-news-online/377-acupunctureresearchquestioned. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe...: A study has been done evaluating acupuncture for dysphagia due to a stroke. Conclusion of study:" findings suggest that acupuncture may be useful for the treatment of post-stroke swallowing disorders. The specificity of the results to swallowing implies that its success is not simply a generalized response to acupuncture. Further studies are warranted in this area.". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes -for many things: According to world health organization based on studies with controlled clinical trials, acupuncture is effective for chemotherapy adverse rxns , allergic rhinitis, depression, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, epigastralgia, facial pain, headache, hypertension, hypotension, labor induction, pain (knee, neck & back), leucopenia, fetus malposition, morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, dental pain, >>>. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not exactly known: The mechanism of acupuncture is not entirely known, as is true for most of the pharmaceuticals we use. There is a local release of chemicals at the acupuncture points and brain centers release endorphins, neurotransmitters, and hormones that are relaxing, stress-relieving, mood and immune regulating. In addition, acupuncture increases local circulation and relaxes muscles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Side effects are : Rare w acupuncture. The most common side effect I have seen is someone feeling slightly lightheaded briefly after they sit up (from lying position during the treatment). Infection is extraordinarily rare. Sterile, single use - disposable needles with very small diameter which are solid (not open bore) are normally used. Bleeding is also rare - more common w a bleeding disorder or use of >. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer