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Is an acupuncture mat effective for back pain?

Is an acupuncture mat effective for back pain?

No: Acupuncture is a time honored treatment for pain, nausea, energy and organ imbalance. Also it can help people with addictions who have failed to control smoking or narcotic use for their back pain. The practitioner of acupuncture can be a physician with 200 hours of training, or a non-physician with years of training. Seek someone you can work with for the duration. Maintain hope. ...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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What is your opinion of accupunture mats?

Acupuncture pt.: I agree with dr. Jackson. Just be aware that they are not placing pressure against specific acupuncture points. ...Read more

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How is acupuncture?

How is acupuncture?

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 more

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What is acupuncture?

What is acupuncture?

A/W Dr. Southard: Acupuncture uses needles (and other treatments) to balance qi (life energy) & to correct obstructions in blood circulation, lymphatic drainage, nerve conduction & movement of Qi to treat many different health conditions. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture relaxing?

Is acupuncture relaxing?

Yes: Many people fall asleep, others report being very relaxed and peaceful during the treatments. It helps many conditions like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, helps people who are under a lot of stress, . ... ...Read more

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What are the benefits of acupuncture?

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

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 more

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What are the advantages of acupuncture?

What are the advantages of acupuncture?

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 more

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Is there evidence that acupuncture works?

Is there evidence that acupuncture works?

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 more

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Is acupuncture all a scam like homoeopathy?

Is acupuncture all a scam like homoeopathy?

Neither is a scam: There is evidence that both these approaches work in some circumstances. More research is needed. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence that acupuncture works?

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 more

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Is there any evidence that acupuncture actually works?

Is there any evidence that acupuncture actually works?

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 more

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Will acupuncture harm me?

Will acupuncture harm me?

Unlikely: There are several reports of the transmission of hepatitis from unsterilized acupuncture needles. A few other conditions might also be transmitted such as aids. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture improve dysphagia?

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 more

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Can acupuncture help with psorisis?

Can acupuncture help with psorisis?

Yes: Psoriasis is a serious skin condition with serious medical treatment, but it is quite sensitive to emotional states. Acupuncture may be quite beneficial, yet it is not a mainstream treatment. It is worth considering. ...Read more

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Do acupuncture and acupressure work?

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 more

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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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How does acupressure/acupuncture work?

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 more

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Is acupuncture good for pulled tendons?

Acupuncture: It depends on which tendons you're referring to. Acupuncture is effective for achilles tendon problems and tennis elbow. ...Read more

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