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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
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
Some acupuncturists: Allow patient's to go home with needles in place. Unfortunately, I am not allowed to do this at the medical treatment facility where i work. The acupuncturists i know who do this - only do so with trustworthy patients. The patients return the needles at the next visit and they are placed in sharps boxes. ...Read more
Yes, rarely: With well-trained acupuncturists, puncturing a lung is rare -- but is still one of the known risks depending on location of points needled. Pneumothorax would result, and could require chest tube to reinflate the lung. Certain precautions are taken to decrease the likelihood of this happening. For certified acupuncturists who know these well, see http://www.Nccaom.Org/. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Gad, bingeed. W/ therap, realized binge to deaden unbearable adrenaline, when breathing, medita. Not work. Other non-med ways to subdue adrenaline?
What to do:: There are a # of ways to address your adrenailine release/ anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation. Have you been checked to rule out medical causes for adrenaline release? ...Read more
Major myofascial pain w/TrP's (have confirmed late Lyme). Nothing releases them or shoulder spasms (phys ther, accup, chiro, massage etc). HELP!
Trigger thumb- used 500mg Naproxen 4 a wk. Still somewhat swollen & lock/unlock. Use longer? Diclofenac gel b4 that. Any option instead of cortisone?
Be ware infection : if it is done professionally with well sterilized equipment it should be ok from an infection standpoint. However not sure of the potential toxicities of the ink. ...Read more
Unfortunately many: And they all involve smoking tobacco in some form. Obviously, you can buy another one. Or you can decide to not remain addicted to nicotine and do something about it. Smoking cessation programs help a lot, there are a variety of medications, including tapering doses of nicotine replacement therapy. Some people are actually able to do it with e-cigs, esp the ones that allow "dialing down" nicotine. ...Read more
Diagnosed w/ ppp (feet primarily), do steriods, moisterisers, light/occlusion therapy, enbrel, (etanercept) lidocaine, derm/pain drs no help, walking very painful.
Finger pain/spasms/ shocks through index, pinky, and ring finger. Current user of Swedish snus (chew) , beer, and energy drinks. Any these be issue?
See details: This sounds as if you have a carpal tunnel syndrome which is caused by a nerve compression at the wrist. Get off the chews and energy drinks as these are both potentially harmful to your health. What did the EMG show? This should confirm ot eliminate a carpal tunnel diagnosis. ...Read more
Daith piercing: My limited research on the matter indicates that migraine relief from Daith piercings does not occur universally. There does not appear to very much in the way of formal research either. However, both auricular and scalp acupuncture are safe forms of treatment for migraine and other headache types. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do It Yourself: Myofascial release techniques press on muscles, tendons and other soft tissue to release tension and relieve pain. Instead of having someone do this for you, you can do this yourself with balls or foam rollers. At home, at work or in the car. Rig up your seat. Or lay down on the floor. The humble tennis ball can help you heal. Take a deep breath and then sigh with relief. It feels great! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ears pierced w/piercing gun & sterile studs in sealed box. parts of gun that touches skin wiped w/ alcohol, h2o, Benzethonium chloride solution. HIV?
I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?
What available: Alternatives are to enlarge hole in chest wall to create an open pneumothorax and prevent tension from trapped air, or to create valve type mechanism with some type of tube and flutter valve or water submersion of tube to allow air out of chest cavity but not allow it back in through tube. ...Read more
When do they use traction for cervical spondylosis? Using flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) trigger pt injectns, ultram, diclofenac gel, lidocaine gel, moist heat.
It help a lot: An MRI study on the effects of neck traction was performed in 2008, 35 of 36 subjects. During traction subarachnoid protrusions were reduced in 25 of 35 subjects or 71%. Disc height measurement during traction using digital calipers and measuring to 100th of a millimeter indicated an average posterior disc expansion of 19.02%. Increases in range of motion were noted post traction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DXed w/ inappropriate sinus tachycardia. Roommate is using a vape pen in our dorm room. Could the smoke/vapor impact my health/increase tachycardia?
Yes: Bowen therapy is a very safe and effective form of bodywork that has been proven to reduce pain in many studies. I don't know if it has been proven to align the body but that is a difficult thing to study- but there are many studies showing it to benefit many conditions http://www.bowen.asn.au/bowen-therapy/what-is-bowen-therapy/ and click on Bowen Therapy Studies. ...Read more