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Acupuncture Pain Management Leg
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
Many ways: A number of chemicals/neurotransmitters can be impacted by acupuncture: serotonin, norepinephrine, substance p, gaba, dopamine, b- endorphin, acth, dynorphins, leucine - enkephalin & methionine-enkephalin. Acupuncture also blocks obstructions in blood flow, lymphatic drainage, nerve conduction and chi. Different forms of acupuncture have different impacts on the body. See below. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is acupuncture for a teen who has leg pain and never tried it painful? How long would it take? I'm kinda appresive about this possible treatment...
NOT painful!!!: If acupuncture was painful it would not be very popular. One might expect that sticking needles in you would be painful, but the needles are very thin and they barely go into the skin so any discomfort is really minimal, nothing at all like getting a shot. Then if you get a good treatment it puts you in to a state of relaxation and sometimes even bliss! As for how long, it is highly variable... ...Read more
Hmm?: That depends. If problems with circulation are causing mottling - it may help. In general - i doubt it. ...Read more
I had minor knee pain but after i went acupuncture, it got worse with soreness and weakness in my whole leg especially after when i stretch the muscle?
I have restless arms and legs bad and the only thing that really helped is acupuncture. I can't afford that and mirapex (pramipexole) don't help much anymore?
Low cost options: Hello. If there is a china town in your area- that might be a place to obtain low cost but high quality acupuncture. Also, some areas have weekly low cost acupuncture clincs - for instance, a large number of people will be treated by a number of acupuncturists. Some of these clinics charge as little as $15 or $20 a session - which makes it quite affordable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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