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Where are the auricular acupuncture points for addiction to alcohol, smoking, and opioids?

Where are the auricular acupuncture points for addiction to alcohol, smoking, and opioids?

Protocols: Nada protocol: shen men, autonomic point, kidney pt, liver pt and lung pt.
Tobacco cessation: shen men, kidney pt, point zerio, lung pt and nicotine point. Some protocols can vary. This should only be performed by a trained acupuncturist. ...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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Is acupuncture a good migraine prevention and is it safe?

Is acupuncture a good migraine prevention and is it safe?

Acupuncture: Acupuncture is extremely safe. It is often used to treat Migraine headaches and other types of headaches. It may help reduce conditions which can trigger migraine headaches. ...Read more

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What are the acupuncture points for back and neck?

What are the acupuncture points for back and neck?

U can see a book: As I remeber there are 12 maridians on the body and about 760 regular points in addition to local points that can be used for treatment, depending on patient's presentation ...Read more

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What acupuncture points can I pinpoint to fight bell's palsy?

What acupuncture points can I pinpoint to fight bell's palsy?

Proven vs unproven: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. Nerve injuries can be temp. Or permanent. Don't get scammed. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the acupuncture points for back and neck pain?

Many, many, many: There are over 365 acupuncture points. - there are many on the neck and the back. So, I am not sure which points you are referring to. ...Read more

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Are there any acupuncture points on the body that can trigger an instant orgasm upon pressure?

Are there any acupuncture points on the body that can trigger an instant orgasm upon pressure?

Not that I know of.: There are auricular protocols for decreased libido - but I don't know of a button to push for an instant orgasm. ...Read more

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What are the acupuncture points for jaw and neck pain?

What are the acupuncture points for jaw and neck pain?

It depends: There are multiple points in the body the treat jaw and neck pain. However which points are used for an individual is dependent upon the physical examination to determine which meridians have too much or not enough flow of chi in them. ...Read more

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What are the acupuncture points for back, jaw and neck pain?

What are the acupuncture points for back, jaw and neck pain?

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 more

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How does acupuncture help with migraines and pain?

How does acupuncture help with migraines and pain?

Acupuncture: A number of chemicals/neurotransmitters can be impacted by acupuncture: serotonin, norepinephrine, substance P, GABA, Dopamine, B- endorphin, ACTH, Dynorphins, Leucine - enkephalin & methionine-enkephalin. Acupuncture also blocks obstructions in blood flow, lymphatic drainage, nerve conduction and Chi. Different forms of acupuncture have different impacts on the body. The strongest form of > ...Read more

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Has anyone had acupuncture for migraines and does it work well?

Sometimes: Both chinese scalp acupuncture and auricular (ear) acupuncture can be beneficial in the treatment of migraine headaches. ...Read more

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What to do if I get acupuncture for migraines why does the practitioner rotate the needles during a session?

What to do if I get acupuncture for migraines why does the practitioner rotate the needles during a session?

Acupuncture: Can be very beneficial in the treatment of migraine and other types of headaches. Twirling the needle rapidly during Chinese Scalp Acupuncture will stimulate the underlying brain structures to impact motor or sensory function of different areas of the body. ...Read more

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Accupuncture, can it help with treating migraines?

Possibly: There is certainly data to suggest that it can. ...Read more

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Can I b treated with accupincture on the first visit? Its been suggested I seek this treatment for chronic pain/migraines?

May need multiple Tx: Acupuncture has been successful at treating chronic pain and migraines for many people, but chronic conditions usually require extended treatment plans, and it is more likely that you will need multiple treatments. It is worth trying and wise to see someone with good experience & training & recommended by others as the type of treatment can vary greatly among different providers. ...Read more

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Daith or Tragus (sp?) piercing for migraines safe? Effective? Research? Accupuncture better?

Daith or Tragus (sp?) piercing for migraines safe? Effective? Research? Accupuncture better?

Daith piercing: My limited research on the matter indicates that migraine relief from Daith piercings does not occur universally. There does not appear to very much in the way of formal research either. However, both auricular and scalp acupuncture are safe forms of treatment for migraine and other headache types. ...Read more

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Are there any dangers of doing acupuncture by my self after learning needle insertion and the points? What is the worst thing that could happen?

Are there any dangers of doing acupuncture by my self after learning needle insertion and the points? What is the worst thing that could happen?

Bad idea: Popular 5-6 years ago, a large multi-center study published in 12/2008 showed there was no difference in success rates with ivf in couples that did acupuncture vs. Not doing acupuncture. In my experience, that is true, but the one benefit I have seen is that it definitely relaxes you prior to the procedure. Needs to be done by an experienced person. If done wrong, shown to decrease success rates. ...Read more

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Pressure points on head were pressed VERY hard yest. Temples& up;migraine since after ice and shot. I can still feel the pressure and nusea. Suggestion?

Pressure points on head were pressed VERY hard yest. Temples& up;migraine since after ice and shot. I can still feel the pressure and nusea. Suggestion?

Medication: I am assuming your Frova (frovatriptan) did not help. May need to go to ER or urgent care center for injection or iv mediation to break this migraine. I am sorry for your discomfort. Dr R ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe to take some migraine medicine if you're super hungover from a night of drinking?

Can you explain if it's safe to take some migraine medicine if you're super hungover from a night of drinking?

Don't know whether: It has occurred to you, but the reason you need your migraine medicine is BECAUSE you had a night of drinking. Alcohol is a notorious precipitant to migraine. You can use triptan drugs like Imitrex (sumatriptan) as prescribed whether you are hung over or not, but if you continue to drink despite it bringing on migraine, you have an alcohol problem. See your doctor for help, and cut down or better, STOP. ...Read more

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Should I return to the e.R.? I have been suffering from a migraine since thursday. I went to the e.R. Both thursday and friday, and I'm still in severe pain even with the meds they gave me. Should I return to the hospital, or tough it out until monday to

Your choice: Your choice. You definitely need to see an md for neurological testing first, before anything else is done. Obviously the meds are just not enough to cover up the symptoms. You need to find out the cause first before moving forward. ...Read more

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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

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Why are alternative medicines not used more often (e.G. Herbal, acupuncture, energy healing, ayuverda)?

Why are alternative medicines not used more often (e.G. Herbal, acupuncture, energy healing, ayuverda)?

Slow acceptance: Non-western medicine has been slow to be accepted in the us. It is not taught in many us medical schools. Most western trained physicians want strong scientific evidence before they are willing to consider recommending or practicing new medical approaches. Accupuncture has been practiced for over 5, 000 years. It is practiced throughout europe, asia & canada- but the us has been slow to accept. ...Read more

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R there any drugs for severe m.E? (i dislike drugs but uk nhs won't prescribe nutritiional/herbal/acupuncture type trtmnt on long tern basis. Only drug

R there any drugs for severe m.E? (i dislike drugs but uk nhs won't prescribe nutritiional/herbal/acupuncture type trtmnt on long tern basis. Only drug

Not exactly but: M.E. Is a diagnosis of exclusion. My experience is that most with it actually have chronic lyme with co-infections (but drugs are of limited help for that). Also, many are hypothyroid- even if their TSH is "normal" so thyroid hormone can help quite a bit. Many have intestinal parasites- not always easily diagnosed- many drugs can help these, but so can natural things like papaya seeds. See comment:. ...Read more

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What is a good migraine tablet?

What is a good migraine tablet?

The best drug: Pharmacological management of migraine involves abortive therapy for the acute, occasional migraine attack, and prophylactic therapy for the more chronic and disabling attacks. Some migraine patients are prone to medication overuse headaches. There are multiple drug options for migraine management. Therefore, you should see your physician for evaluation and choosing the best drug for your migraine. ...Read more

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How to deal with severe migraine?

Migraine management: The goals of migraine therapy are relief from pain and associated symptoms and the restoration of normal function and quality of life. Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See OFP or headache specialist. ...Read more

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How to work with migraine control?

How to work with migraine control?

Interrupt pattern: Prescription approaches include Depakote, topirimate, beta blockers, and calcium channel blockers, but Botox and OTC agents such as riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, magnesium, and Co-Q-10 can break up pattern. ...Read more

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What can be done about a migraine?

What can be done about a migraine?

Two approaches: I think it best to prevent if these are frequent, and prescription meds include beta blockers, topirimate, depakote, and perhaps naproxen. To abort headache initially, might use a triptan, or an ergot, or even cambia. Botox, acupuncture, greater occipital nerve blocks offer additional interventions. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does a migraine go away by itself? /

Does a migraine go away by itself? /

Neurology eval: They will usually resolve over time. Sleep often can help to abort a migraine. If you have true migraine headaches, I would encourage you to be evaluated by a neurologist. At that preventive & abortive measures can be addressed. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more