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Does having acupuncture therapy increase height?

Does having acupuncture therapy increase height?

No: Acupuncture offers many benefits but it will not cause you to grow taller. ...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


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What is the definition or description of: acupuncture therapy?

What is the definition or description of: acupuncture therapy?

Acupuncture: Acupuncture originated in ancient china, which utilizes thin needles place at specific points on the body to encourage balance and movement of the life force energy, chi. By providing balance and normal energy movement the body can rid itself of all the diseases. ...Read more

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Could acupuncture be considered occupational therapy?

Could acupuncture be considered occupational therapy?

Different therapy: The ot deals with activities of life and ways of enhancing quality of life and may get involved in rehab and hand therapy, but usually does not engage in acupuncture which would require its own specialty training program. However, nothing really prevents an occupational therapist to get trained in acupuncture. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture therapy be effective for joint injuries?

Can help: Acupuncture instead of just being the only means if you combine a comprehensive life style modification will help, so follow the medical recommendation, rest, therapy, nutritional adjustment including increasing your vit d level - high dose regime and adding acupuncture for pain relief will provide the better option. ...Read more

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Could acupuncture or massage therapy help with costochondritis pain? It's been 2 months now and i don't want to contintue taking so much pain meds

Could acupuncture or massage therapy help with costochondritis pain? It's been 2 months now and i don't want to contintue taking so much pain meds

Yes: Costochondritis inflammation can be reduced through placement of localized needles and use of major acupuncture points. I am often able to relieve the pain of a fractured rib with one ear "rib point". No, seriously - 1 needle. I am amazed every time - so are the patients. I wish i knew more about acupuncture when my rib was broken. ...Read more

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My child is sickle cell diseased and I was wondering if acupuncture or traditional chinese medicine can help as a supportive medicine? Are there other alternative therapies?

My child is sickle cell diseased and I was wondering if acupuncture or traditional chinese medicine can help as a supportive medicine? Are there other alternative therapies?

Acupuncture for: sickle cell is reported to help with pain. See: "A retrospective review of acupuncture use for the treatment of pain in sickle cell disease patients: descriptive analysis from a single institution." **http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24322996 ** ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Rankin
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Sensory Integration Therapy (Definition)

Sensory integration therapy is based on the idea that senses such as sight, sound, touch, spatial awareness, and gravity help to guide development. When there is a disorder of sensory integration, someone trained in sensory integration therapy, such as an occupational therapist, will provide intense sensory inputs to the various systems using various tools and techniques. This treatment is commonly used in autism spectrum disorders, and has strong supporters and detractors. The core of proven autism treatment includes behavioral and educational interventions, but sensory integration therapy may be a ...Read more


Probiotic (Definition)

Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more