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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 long does accupuncture take to help with insomnia?

How long does accupuncture take to help with insomnia?

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 more

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Where do they put the pins in accupuncture to help with insomnia?

Where do they put the pins in accupuncture to help with insomnia?

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 more

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Is acupuncture know to help insomnia?

Yes: Please see the reference : https://www.Acupuncture.Com/conditions/insomnia.Htm insomnia is a morbid state characterized by an inability to sleep. The condition may vary in severity and manifest itself as difficulty in falling asleep, waking up ... ...Read more

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How can acupuncture work for insomnia?

How can  acupuncture work for insomnia?

Quite well: Very small semi-permanent needles (asp's) can be placed in 2 points in ears for insomnia. Alternately - chinese scalp acupuncture can be used (insomnia triange). However, please be aware that it can not fix problems like sleep apnea. It works well. ...Read more

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Acupuncture for mdd and severe insomnia. Thoughts?

Acupuncture for mdd and severe insomnia. Thoughts?

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

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Could acupuncture help with insomnia or other sleep symptoms?

Could acupuncture help with insomnia or other sleep symptoms?

Very much so: Both auricular (ear) acupuncture and chinese scalp acupuncture can be very beneficial. ...Read more

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Can accupuncture cause you to have hypersomnia instead of insomnia?

Can accupuncture cause you to have hypersomnia instead of insomnia?

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 more

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I had my first session of acupuncture for stress and insomnia and I am worse than ever! does one get worse before better?

Sometimes: Symptoms may become worse occasionally after acupuncture before they get better. Usually no change is the worst prognosis after a needling session. ...Read more

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Which kind of diseases can be cured effectively by acupuncture and acupressure?

Which kind of diseases can be cured effectively by acupuncture and acupressure?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more