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Can acupuncture improve dysphagia?

Can acupuncture improve dysphagia?

Maybe...: A study has been done evaluating acupuncture for dysphagia due to a stroke. Conclusion of study:" findings suggest that acupuncture may be useful for the treatment of post-stroke swallowing disorders. The specificity of the results to swallowing implies that its success is not simply a generalized response to acupuncture. Further studies are warranted in this area.". ...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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What maladies can acupuncture improve?

What maladies can acupuncture improve?

According to World: Health organization based on studies with controlled clinical trials, acupuncture is effective for chemotherapy adverse rxns , allergic rhinitis, depression, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, epigastralgia, facial pain, headache, hypertension, hypotension, labor induction, pain (knee, neck ; back), leucopenia, fetus malposition, morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, dental pain, shoulder arthritis, postop. ...Read more

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How can electroacupuncture worsen or improve disc disease?

Unlikely: This is unlikely to worsen or improve disc disease. At best it may help the symptoms either transiently or less frequently for a prolonged period of time. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help with stroke rehab?

Can acupuncture help with stroke rehab?

Although research ha: Although some research and case reports have demonstrated some positive results in some patients, there have not been any large definitive study that has been attempted to answer this question. Unlike in the US, in China often include acupuncture is included as part of the early treatment along with other disciplines and interventions. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help in fertility treatments?

Can acupuncture help in fertility treatments?

Yes: Yes, acupuncture before and after embryo transfer has been shown to help with fertility. At other times it serves as a good stress reduction method. ...Read more

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Can massage help to improve torticollis?

Can massage help to improve torticollis?

No: Massage may help muscle pain due to the spasm of the torticollis, but it won't make the torticollis any better or worse. Torticollis happens in the brain, but massaging the brain directly is difficult and tends to be counterproductive. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help bulbar palsy?

Can try, but unlikel: Unfortunately, the death of central (brain) nerve cells is not reversible. However other nerves can take over function of dead nerves. I am a strong believer in doing whatever modalities can be effective in returning neural function in damaged areas of the nervous system. Acupuncture has been affective in nerve disorders and anesthesia for thousands years, a lot we don't understand, but no harm. ...Read more

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Can physical therapy improve symptoms of lymphedema?

Can physical therapy improve symptoms of lymphedema?

Yes: Physical therapy is very helpful for lymphedema, especially if the therapist is trained in lymphatic drainage. Physical therapists may do gentle lymphatic massage, wrap or tape the swollen arm, break-up scar tissue and lymphatic cords, and teach you techniques for home care of lymphedema. They may also measure you for a compression sleeve and/or glove. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help reduce floaters?

Can acupuncture help reduce floaters?

Acupuncture: My understanding is that by increasing liver and kidney Qi - this may help to impact eye health. Although I have never treated this - a number of Traditional Chinese Medicine providers indicate that it can be beneficial for floaters. ...Read more

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What foods or vitamins can substantially improve cognitive health?

What foods or vitamins can substantially improve cognitive health?

Cognitive health: As long as you are not on blood thinning medication, consider taking high quality Marine Fish Oil. Nordic Naturals is a good brand. Ginkgo biloba can also be useful. See a book called "The Neurogenesis Diet & Lifesyle" by Cortwright for more information. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture or hypnosis relieve for depression symptoms?

Can acupuncture or hypnosis relieve for depression symptoms?

Possibly: Published data do suggest that acupuncture -- including manual-, electrical-, and laser-based -- helps with depression on its own, and is well tolerated. It may also help with some of the side effects caused by antidepressants. More study of using it to augment antidepressant treatment is needed. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22762294 cognitive hypnotherapy may help depression. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture help eczema? Through acupuncture therapy can eczema be releaved?

Does acupuncture help eczema? Through acupuncture therapy can eczema be releaved?

Beneficial: Energy moving treatments involving balancing chi in major meridians can help eczema. Talk with your physician about using this as an adjunct to your current treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Does speech therapy help people with muscle tension dysphonia?

Does speech therapy help people with muscle tension dysphonia?

Sometimes : It can. A well qualified speech therapist should be able to treat dysphonia getting at least a partial response without resorting to Botox injections. ...Read more

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Would acupuncture help for progressive bulbar palsy?

Would acupuncture help for progressive bulbar palsy?

Unlikely: Acupuncture may be useful for pain, however, and could be used as palliation, but will have no effect whatsoever on progressive bulbar palsy, a variation of classical motor neuron disease. ...Read more

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Can yoga or Pilates help people with parkinsons?

Can yoga or Pilates help people with parkinsons?

Yes, Absolutely!!!!: Anything that can fight the rigidity or stiffness & loss of rom of the joints will help a person with pd to move better & have less imbalance! a good example of an internet available stretching handout is "be active" from the apda. Yoga, pilates, pd exercise classes in your area, massage chairs, or neck massaging devices, etc. Are very good choices. Anything that loosens joints & muscles can help! ...Read more

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What can help improve anomic aphasia?

What can help improve anomic aphasia?

Speech therapy: Working with a skillful speech therapist may be extremely helpful. On occasion adding the drug Ritalin (methylphenidate) may provide better speech recovery faster. ...Read more

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Can chiropractors help with reflux?

Can chiropractors help with reflux?

In Kids--No: This does not work for infants or children. Do not waste your time or money. ...Read more

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Can meditation really help improve lung health?

Can meditation really help improve lung health?

No: No meditation nor any natural known substance has proved to improve lung function. Meditation as any associated maneauver can help the persons to understand their inner energy. Also to be calm & rational on responses as well as learn to understand your body better. Also to improve your response to different reactions, your limitations & attributes. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture also reduce facial swelling?

Can acupuncture also reduce facial swelling?

Depends: This depends on the cause of the swelling. If you have significant facial swelling due to an infection - that should be treated by your physician. If you have swelling due to acute trauma - then acpuncture may expedite healing. Recommend having your family doctor check this and he or she can advise if this is a condition that is responsive to acupuncture. ...Read more

Dr. John Comisi
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Difficulty Swallowing (Definition)

Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before , or after the swallow depending on the problem ...Read more