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Can you use acupuncture to treat globus hystericus, does it have anything to do to correct your qi?

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 more

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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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How many maladies can acupuncture be used to treat?

How many maladies can acupuncture be used to treat?

Multitude: There are villages in china that only have acupuncture medicine and herbal medicine. Acupuncture has been around since the second century bc and has been amazing in treating many maladies. ...Read more

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Can glaucoma be treated with acupuncture?

Can glaucoma be treated with acupuncture?

Yes: Yes approp accupuncute has been shown to reduce ocular pressure, specifically manipulation of the ub, st and gb channels has been shown to be helpful. Would recommend as adjuvant therapy to traditional medical therapy, not first line treatment. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture treat cataracts?

Can acupuncture treat cataracts?

No: There is no relation ship between acupuncture and cataract improvement. Cataract surgery is terrific and the results wonderful. See your ophthalmologist and get rid of this nuisance and stop looking for alternative solutions proven not to work. ...Read more

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Can obesity in girls be treated effectively through acupuncture?

Can obesity in girls be treated effectively through acupuncture?

Double Weight Loss: There is a study in Australia which had a diet and exercise group, and a diet, exercise and acupuncture group. The acupuncture group lost twice as much weight. I agree, with Dr. Fowler, Auricular acupuncture or Auriculotherapy may also be beneficial for appetite suppression. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture effectively treat ed?

Can acupuncture effectively treat ed?

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 more

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Does acupuncture treat back pain?

Does acupuncture treat back pain?

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 more

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Can you use acupuncture to treat cataracts?

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 more

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How do you treat shingles with acupuncture?

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 more

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