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Does acupuncture cause scarring on the back?

Does acupuncture cause scarring on the back?

No: I am not sure if the question is about keloids, which are large pathological scars that form on people who are predisposed to form them. But in general acupuncture does not leave any scars. ...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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Does acupuncture leave permanent scars?

Does acupuncture leave permanent scars?

No: Acupuncture use very fine needles that are placed superficially. There is little risk of scarring if done correctly. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture help much with back pains caused by large breasts?

Does acupuncture help much with back pains caused by large breasts?

See below: Although the acupuncture is likely to help alleviate your back pain - it won't solve the underlying problem - so the pain will eventually return. ...Read more

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16 year old golfer with sports injury in his back in May 2016, re-injured July 2016 playing squash, 2 MRI's done. What might cause ongoing pain......?

16 year old golfer with sports injury in his back in May 2016, re-injured July 2016 playing squash, 2 MRI's done. What might cause ongoing pain......?

Is there instability?: One consideration is to do flexing and extending xrays. If there is motion that would explain the persistent pain. The MRI can show a stress fracture but sometimes it is hard to tell due to motion artifact. Given the lack of agreement I would bite the bullet and get a SPECT bone scan. If negative then push forward with core strengthening with a physiatrist and physical therapist. If it is a stress fracture and it is not healing you could consider a bone stimulator as an off label treatment. I published one case where this was done successfully in a 17 year old elite gymnast. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture cause you to not ovulate?

Can acupuncture cause you to not ovulate?

Yes: Acupuncture can affect your body in positive and negative ways, just like any other medicine or treatment. It is not likely to affect your ovulation but it is possible. ...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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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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Is it possible to do acupuncture on myself for back pain?

No: Acupuncture uses very fine needles in specific energy points and ashi pain points. Identification of these points require skilled training. Also the lungs can be compromised if the needles are placed too deeply. ...Read more

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I am practicing indian acupuncture, will it work for back pain?

I am practicing indian acupuncture, will it work for back pain?

It could: Acupuncture is very old method use to relief pain in any part of the body, it has been used in china india and other countries, I do believe it have roll in the treatment of pain. Thank you. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Definition)

Cicatrix = wound scar due to formation & ...Read more