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Can You Use Accupuncture To Cure Insomnia
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
Acupuncture - never: There really is no good evidence that acupuncture helps insomnia. If you sleep poorly often, and this is a persistent problem, then it is important to find the cause of insomnia and to treat the cause. Treatments can include cognitive-behavioral treatment that help you improve your sleep habits and get away from thoughts and associations that worsen sleep, or different kinds of medicines. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It does not help: There really is no good evidence that acupuncture helps insomnia. If you sleep poorly often, and this is a persistent problem, then it is important to find the cause of insomnia and to treat the cause. Treatments can include cognitive-behavioral treatment that help you improve your sleep habits and get away from thoughts and associations that worsen sleep, or different kinds of medicines. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yup & Yup: Auricular acupuncture is beneficial for depression (but i would use it as an adjunct to other approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy or possibly psychotropic medications). Both chinese scalp acupuncture and auricular acupuncture can be very helpful for insomnia. Should be used with excellent sleep hygiene and possibly medications. Take care. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on how the acupuncturist assessed you before doing the treatments. If you were without sleep for a prolonged time, your body may be catching up on needed sleep. Also, medications you're taking may now be having stronger effect. There are many physicians who do acupuncture -- having knowledge and experience in both worlds. Please talk with your acupuncturist about what's going on. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had my first session of acupuncture for stress and insomnia and I am worse than ever! does one get worse before better?
Some conditions are: Cured ; some are treated effectively. 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, >. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often- yes: I completely agree with dr. Yang. It is important to have chronic or severe pain assessed by your physician. Acupuncture can improve many types of back pain by breaking down ashi or trigger points. It removes obstructions in blood flow, lymph drainage, electrical conductivity & qi. It can help to improve range of motion. Talk to your physician about this great option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Although : Acupuncture is used by some practioners to treat diabetic macular edema - i wasn't able to find research that directly addresses this. I encourage you to work w your opthamologist. More generalized acupuncture treatments to reinforce deficiencies of liver yin ; kidney yin as well as qi ; blood may augment treatment from your eye doctor. I can't provide any helpful info on use of localized >. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's causing it? : May help with pain or stress (if you Believe in it enough). But the disease itself could be serious ( ? Appendicitis ? Heart pain? Bowel obstruction ?Gallbladder? Tumor?). Make sure it's nothing serious before you trust in acupuncture. If no serious pathology, could then attempt acupuncture. Feel better ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cure?: I am not sure about curing it? Have you had a urologic evaluation? I would recommend that first to see if there is a medical condition that needs treatment. Auricular acupuncture can be beneficial for erectile dysfunction (note did not say cure). First things first- see urology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more
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