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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Please help docs! where are the acupuncture pressure points for the ears?

Please help docs! where are the acupuncture pressure points for the ears?

There are so many: - that i can't begin to count. I have an inch wide text book with ear acupuncture points (similar to acupressure). ...Read more

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Several months ago, following ear acupuncture I had very severe headache on top of head. Now the headache is dull and worse when try to concentrate?

Several months ago, following ear acupuncture I had very severe headache on top of head. Now the headache is dull and worse when try to concentrate?

Agree w Dr. Winkler: I haven't seen any cases in which auricular acupuncture caused this type of symptom. What was the auricular acupuncture being used to treat? Sometimes pain levels increase after a pain treatment but should resolved within 1 to 3 days. That is considered a positive outcome in treatment of a chronic pain condition. But if this occurred several months ago - this likely has nothing to do with the ...Read more

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Dr. David Krulak Dr. Krulak
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Could acupuncture provide relief for sinus and ear pain that has not been helped by meds?

Could acupuncture provide relief for sinus and ear pain that has not been helped by meds?

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 more

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Dr. Louis Gallia Dr. Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
41 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I've got static noise in my ear will acupuncture help it incase it had some thing to do with my muscle with me having over active jar n grinding xx?

I've got static noise in my ear will acupuncture help it incase it had some thing to do with my muscle with me having over active jar n grinding xx?

ENT first: This needs to start with a good ENT evaluation. Both auricular and more localized acupuncture can help to relax musculature and decrease inflammation. There is chinese scalp acupuncture for tinnius (ringing in the ears. However, i would get it checked by a physician before starting a treatment plan. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues Dr. Rodrigues
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Gumma Medical College AKA Gunma University School of Medicine
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Got static noise in left top ear been to ENT nothin wrong with hearing will acupuncture help as i'm always tence n having jar problems eg grinding?

TMJ dysfunction: Sounds as thought you have a jaw alignment issues which is not just your jaw but you head, jaw, neck and shoulders. I would begin a wellness programs of vits minerals, trace elements, massage, yoga, stretching sleep hygiene, adding in magnesium in the diet and in the tub for soaking and relaxing. Use the acupuncture/needles and the hands-on therapy on the upper body to the top of the head. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I have labyrinthitis in the right ear. I have used  prednisolone and my hearing has not returned. Would alternative treatment like acupuncture work?

I have labyrinthitis in the right ear. I have used  prednisolone and my hearing has not returned. Would alternative treatment like acupuncture work?

Possibly: There are chinese scalp and auricular protocols which may be beneficial. However, the only way to know if you personally will achieve substantial benefits from this approach is if you try it. ...Read more

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae Dr. Waghmarae
Pain Management
35 years in practice
Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of the Witwatersrand
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Does your head shrink when you lose weight?

Does your head shrink when you lose weight?

Head size: No head size once you have grown is fixed - you may see a loss of the fat from around the neck but the head size will be the same. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Ankush Bansal Dr. Bansal
Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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Can you tell me if i lose weight will my head get smaller?

Can you tell me if i lose weight will my head get smaller?

See below: Your head will not shrink but your face will look thinner as fat all over your body, including your face, chin, and neck, is burned off. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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I know a person's face can gain or lose weight, but is it possible for their head circumference also?

I know a person's face can gain or lose weight, but is it possible for their head circumference also?

In adults no, unless: the bony skull itself becomes bigger, such as in acromegaly, a rare endocrine disorder, if really concerned see your doctor / endocrinologist, wish you wellness ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I've had 2 sinus surgries & it hrts my head to exercise due to ❤️ rate elevating. How can I lose weight? Clean eating just isn't enough to lose 20 lbs

I've had 2 sinus surgries & it hrts my head to exercise due to ❤️ rate elevating. How can I lose weight? Clean eating just isn't enough to lose 20 lbs

You can burn: calories going on a gentle hike or walk. Any physical activity can help burn calories if you can not tolerate significant physical exertion at this time. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr Dr. Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
37 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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I have pcos my vagina is always dry, get head ached, over weight and hard to lose weight. Could it be due to low estrogen?

I have pcos my vagina is always dry, get head ached, over weight and hard to lose weight. Could it be due to low estrogen?

A Body Mechanic View: Medical system approach to problems of an embodied soul connected to a mind, fragile brain + body is to pick apart inherently complex integrated life issues. Estrogen (a derivative of cholesterol) is 1 of many signaling hormones & may be involved but far from primary control. Pcos strongly correlated with Insulin resistance, body fat, lfhc foods. Suggest study: dietdoctor, taubes, attia, nusi.Org. ...Read more

Dr. Mary Weatherford Dr. Weatherford
Clinical Psychology
18 years in practice
The Dniepropetrovsk Medical Institute
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I'm 36. Cannot lose weight (healthy diet/exercise reg.) low libido, chronic constipation, dry skin on legs and my head sweats a lot! help!

Can't lose wt: Goblue, I am sorry you are having problems losing weight. If you haven't been checked out by your physician i would suggest doing so to make sure there are no underling physical problems. Hypnotherapy has been proven very effective in weight loss. Make sure you go to a licensed and certified mental health professional who does hypnotherapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Hebert Dr. Hebert
Pathology
25 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Is acupuncture helpful in losing weight?

Is acupuncture helpful in losing weight?

Probably not: If a person snacks or eats more when he is stressed out, then acupuncture might lower stress and decrease eating. If he is at the acupuncture clinic, then he is not at the grocery store, the bar, or the restaurant, so he may be eating fewer calories. However, if he eats the same or more calories after starting acupuncture as before, then he will probably have no weight change or get even heavier. ...Read more

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Dr. Malinda Linn Dr. Linn
Family Medicine
10 years in practice
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Has anyone used accupuncture for ear disorders?

Has anyone used accupuncture for ear disorders?

Possible treatment: Accupuncture has been used to help treat inner ear disorders that can cause imbalance and hearing problems. Any time you seek this type of treatment you should be sure you are dealing with a licensed and well-trained practitioner, checking his or her educational and training background. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Does acupuncture help you with weight reduction?

Does acupuncture help you with weight reduction?

Maybe, maybe not: If a person snacks or eats more when he is stressed out, then acupuncture might decrease stress and eating. If he is at the acupuncture clinic, then he is not at the grocery store, the bar, or the restaurant, so he is getting fewer calories. However, if he is getting acupuncture instead of jogging, biking, or swimming, then he is burning fewer calories . . . And might not lose weight in that case. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Does acupuncture for weight loss work?

Does acupuncture for weight loss work?

Yes: Ask my patients. I work mainly with an active duty military population who can loss their career if over-weight. I have quite a few patients whom i see weekly - who have lost between 25 to 40 pounds. But - you need to be physically active, ensure that calories burned exceed calories in and have a healthful lifestyle. The needles simply help to suppress appetite (esp. Junk carbohydrates). ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is acupuncture for weight loss supported by any scientific evidence or is it nonsense?is it worth trying?

Is acupuncture for weight loss supported by any scientific evidence or is it nonsense?is it worth trying?

Check the NIHACM: National Institute of Health for Complementary and Alternative Medicine database to read on the studies done on this, and associated studies. Acupuncture works on the meridian systems that are integrated with our body, and can work even on smoking cessation, through placement of needles or magnets in specific spots on the body. Give it a try and see if it helps you. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more