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Acupuncture Treat Cataracts
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
Is not effective: Cataracts are opacities (cloudy spots or spots that block light from passing through) in the lens. The lens is originally clear, and changes its shape to focus on what a person looks at. It is in the eyeball, behind the colored iris and the pupil. Cataracts form after many years of sunlight (uv) exposure and from causes such as prolonged Prednisone use. Acupuncture does not help cataracts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: No studies show that acupuncture can treat erectile dysfunction (ed). However, professionally done acupuncture is unlikely to harm a person. More importantly, ED can be a symptom of a serious illness such as diabetes, poor circulation, hormonal imbalances, medicine side effects, psychological disorders, etc..., and should be discussed with one's primary care physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Successful Treatment: Acupuncture can be successful in treating backache, back pain, etc. Recent studies compare acupuncture, chiropractic and physical therapy. Chiropractic was shown to be best for back pain. Acupuncture may be used in conjunction to eliminate acute pain, and rehabilitation should be performed to stabilize for the long term. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain of dermatome: The pain from shingles is in a dermatome. Use of acupuncture can stimulate nerves in a different way and thereby diminish the perception of pain to the cortex. The pain fibers become less dominant as the acupuncture dilutes the input to the brain. This relaxes the patient and could decrease pain in that way, too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes it can be beneficial and safe. Although as with all fetility issues -there is no guarantee that it will be successful. The world health organization has categorized inferlity under "diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scoliosis: Acupuncture can not fix scoliosis. You need to be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. However, if you have symptomatic scoliosis, acupuncture may be helpful in reducing pain & inflammation of the surrounding tissues. This can be discussed with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you use acupuncture to treat globus hystericus, does it have anything to do to correct your qi?
Ask acupuncturists: Globus hystericus is the sensation of a ball or lump in the throat or neck. It is associated to neurosis or "nerves", or anxiety. You should ask an acupuncturist if they use it for anxiety. Make sure it is definitively globus hystericus and not something else like goiter, brachial or troglossal cyst, enlarge lymph nodes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A cataract is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). The condition can worsen by long-term topical steroid ...Read more
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