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Ear Acupuncture Points Chart
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
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
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
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
Several months ago, following ear acupuncture I had very severe headache on top of head. Now the headache is dull and worse when try to concentrate?
Agree w Dr. Winkler: I haven't seen any cases in which auricular acupuncture caused this type of symptom. What was the auricular acupuncture being used to treat? Sometimes pain levels increase after a pain treatment but should resolved within 1 to 3 days. That is considered a positive outcome in treatment of a chronic pain condition. But if this occurred several months ago - this likely has nothing to do with the ...Read more
Acupuncture: This treatment modality is ancient in origin, but has been found to have some utility when tested by modern science. It is used with some success on today's battlefields as a pain control adjunct for the wounded. I cannot predict whether it would work for your particular problem, but the downside risks are very low. ...Read more
I have TMJ over a year. Improving with acupuncture and pt - recently crawling sensation deep in ear (tickling). Is this healing or damage?
Strange symptoms: Does not sound related to TMJ. I'd recommend seeing an ENT doc. ...Read more
I've got static noise in my ear will acupuncture help it incase it had some thing to do with my muscle with me having over active jar n grinding xx?
ENT first: This needs to start with a good ENT evaluation. Both auricular and more localized acupuncture can help to relax musculature and decrease inflammation. There is chinese scalp acupuncture for tinnius (ringing in the ears. However, I would get it checked by a physician before starting a treatment plan. Good luck. ...Read more
Got static noise in left top ear been to ENT nothin wrong with hearing will acupuncture help as I'm always tence n having jar problems eg grinding?
TMJ dysfunction: Sounds as thought you have a jaw alignment issues which is not just your jaw but you head, jaw, neck and shoulders. I would begin a wellness programs of vits minerals, trace elements, massage, yoga, stretching sleep hygiene, adding in magnesium in the diet and in the tub for soaking and relaxing. Use the acupuncture/needles and the hands-on therapy on the upper body to the top of the head. ...Read more
I have labyrinthitis in the right ear. I have used prednisolone and my hearing has not returned. Would alternative treatment like acupuncture work?
Possibly: There are chinese scalp and auricular protocols which may be beneficial. However, the only way to know if you personally will achieve substantial benefits from this approach is if you try it. ...Read more
Possible treatment: Accupuncture has been used to help treat inner ear disorders that can cause imbalance and hearing problems. Any time you seek this type of treatment you should be sure you are dealing with a licensed and well-trained practitioner, checking his or her educational and training background. ...Read more
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
No: Acupuncture provides only temporary relief. It works similar to the concept of purposely promoting pain in one area to block pain impulses in another area. It's only fascinating because of the whole concept. Myotonia is an abnormality in the electrical conduction system in the region were the nerve meets the muscle. It may provide brief relief at best. ...Read more
Everyone: Acupuncture has had a fair bit of research supporting its useful role in modern medicine. Some reasonably good med schools such as harvard ;-) have even started offering it as an elective in their curriculum. Many insurance companies will even pay for it! Give it a shot and see what can do for you. ...Read more
It depends: For certain painful conditions acupuncture can be very helpful; major surgery has been performed using acupuncture as the only anesthetic! but every person/situation is unique, so the only way to see how it works for you is to try it. And, or course, there are different styles/techniques of acupuncture, so some acupuncturists may help you more than others. ...Read more
Maybe good?: It works very well for many types of pain (as well as coxygeal pain) :) but - it does not work for all types of pain. ...Read more
Oriental Med School: If you are not a medical doctor, you would have to enroll in an Oriental Medical School program after completing college. These are usually 4 year programs and most states require acupuncturists to take and pass a national board exam before they can be licensed to practice acupuncture. ...Read more
A/W Dr. Southard: Depending on the issue and the style of the practitioner - you might receive treatments with minimal examination/ history taking or you may undergo a comprehensive assessment using both Eastern and Western Medicine approaches. Most of my patients find acupuncture enjoyable. ...Read more
Yes: According to a study released in the archives of internal medicine on 10 sept 2012; which reviewed 29 studies involving almost 18, 000 people; acupuncture was found better at pain relief than lack of treatment or sham treatment. For some conditions it is superior to standard treatments. ...Read more
Avoid mood altering: Acupuncture is often ineffective under the influence of narcotics. For optimum experience, be free of mood altering drugs (especially if the acupuncture is for mental health conditions or for balancing of chi). However, I don't believe that the thc would prevent effectiveness for musculo-skeletal treatments. I won't needle any one with narcotics on board - renders treatment ineffective. ...Read more
Acupuncture trials: Clinical trials have shown strong evidence that acupuncture can decrease nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy. Studies have shown that acupuncture treatments given as an addition to ivf improve rates of increasing pregnancy. Pilot studies showing improvement in chronic sinusitis. Acupuncture has also shown improvement in function and pain as additional/adjunctive therapy in knee osteoarthritis. ...Read more
Yes -for many things: 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, >>>. ...Read more