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Acupuncture Points For Tooth Pain
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
Yes and no. : May help with pain or stress (if you Believe in it enough). But the disease itself could be serious ( ? Nerve compression ? Heart pain? Infection ? Tumor?). Make sure it's nothing serious before you trust in acupuncture. See your primary. If no serious pathology, could then attempt acupuncture. Feel better ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In some cases: In some cases this can be helpful . In my experience these trigger points are often the result of dysfunction of the deeper tissues in the joints and ligaments and i get better results if i address these problems rather than deal with the problems at the surface such as trigger points. Often the trigger points will go away if the deeper structures are treated properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: I'd recommend you consult with an experienced physical therapist who has worked with acupuncturists. Sometimes response to acupuncture depends as much on the patient as it does the therapy itself, and a lot depends also on the cause of the pain. Be wary of any practitioner who tells you that they can treat anything and every-thing through their trade. Talk to others who have tried it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acupuncture : May help with pain or stress (if you Believe in it enough). But the disease itself could be serious ( ? Nerve compression ? Heart pain? Gallbladder? Rumor?). Make sure it's nothing serious before you trust in acupuncture. If no serious pathology, could then attempt acupuncture. Feel better ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Treated a long standing pain and numbness at right scapula with chiropractic, massage therapy and acupuncture. Pain moved to the front of shoulder?
Bad tension HAs w/ pain in back, by shoulder blades, neck, jaws, temples. No relief with OTC meds. Massage only help very short term. Any suggestions?
ALL sensations=from: interpretation in brain/mind. Plus mind/brain controls entire body starting far before birth. Except from heart, muscle cells only contract after direct signal/neurotransmitter to each individual cell membrane. Muscle contraction ?es blood flow yet ?es demand. Thus sustained induces ischemic muscle pain/soreness; ? likely basis of pain. Study: John Stossel Pain, John Sarno, Robin McKenzie, etc. ...Read more
Neck shoulder jaw pain +++ since dental fillings 4 weeks ago, antibiotics&no help. Pain increasing to point of tears. No solid food in a week. Help!
Could be....: One of several things. The nerve of the tooth could be irritated. Solution - root canal treatment. The filling could be to high. Solution - have dentist adjust it. The tooth could have a hairline fracture. Solution - onlay or crown, possible root canal needed. Return to your dentist. They should be able to figure this out and treat the problem. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Major myofascial pain w/TrP's (have confirmed late Lyme). Nothing releases them or shoulder spasms (phys ther, accup, chiro, massage etc). HELP!
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acupuncture: This treatment modality is ancient in origin, but has been found to have some utility when tested by modern science. It is used with some success on today's battlefields as a pain control adjunct for the wounded. I cannot predict whether it would work for your particular problem, but the downside risks are very low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After stroke in march 2013, have schmorl's nodes in thorasic spine area that is very painful, pain meds will not help. Any ideas for pain relief?
Schmorl's Nodes: Schmorl's nodes are not typically painful. If they are painful that would suggest recent formation with bone edema in the vertebral body. I have seen a large one once that pretty much acted like a vertebral fracture and was amenable to vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty however that is extremely rare. Most likely there are other reasons for your thoracic pain that need workup. See a spine specialist. ...Read more
See below: A myofascial trigger point is thought to be an area of irritable muscle. Pressure on this area will often cause local pain as well as a referral of pain to other sites. The exact nature and cause of these trigger points is unknown but they do exist. Trigger point release is a manual therapy technique to desensitize this spot. It usually consists of deep pressure as well as stretch of the muscle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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