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Doctor insights on: Fibromyalgia And Acupuncture And Acupressure

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Pain of some sort almost daily but body gets used to just about any medicine in pill form if taken too long. Acupuncture or acupressure be better?

Pain of some sort almost daily but body gets used to just about any medicine in pill form if taken too long. Acupuncture or acupressure be better?

That depends: On what the cause is. Unlike the pain medications you are taking, the body does not develop a tolerance to acupuncture. It is very safe. There are no med- med interactions. If is very effective for many causes of pain. So the question is, do you have a condition that is treated by acupuncture. There are some very generalized treatments that can benefit a person regardless. Take care. ...Read more

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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Do acupuncture and acupressure work?

Do acupuncture and acupressure work?

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

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How does acupressure/acupuncture work?

Not exactly known: The mechanism of acupuncture is not entirely known, as is true for most of the pharmaceuticals we use. There is a local release of chemicals at the acupuncture points and brain centers release endorphins, neurotransmitters, and hormones that are relaxing, stress-relieving, mood and immune regulating. In addition, acupuncture increases local circulation and relaxes muscles. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between acupressure and acupuncture?

Is there a difference between acupressure and acupuncture?

Method istimulation : Both methods aim to stimulate acupuncture points under the skin, acupressure using massage and acupuncture using small needles. We can also use heat, electricity, ultrasound, or low intensity laser to stimulate the points, so it can be completely painless. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acupuncture and acupressure?

Needles & no needles: Acupuncture points and acupressure points are similar, the difference is whether needles are used or not. Some people get effective relief with just treatment to pressure points. ...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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Does anyone know if acupressure / acupuncture works for pinched nerve pains?

Arthritis: It can, but first get clearance from your doctor who can also make the referral if he/she deems necessary. ...Read more

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Is there any risk associated with accupressure (not acupuncture)?

Very few.: The only significant risk I am aware of is the need to avoid certain points in pregnant women. Vigorous pressure could lead to bruising. ...Read more

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What are some illnesses that can be better treated with eastern medicine (acupressure, accupuncture, etc.) than western medicine?

Sx without diagnosis: Acupuncture is often helpful for treatment of symptoms even in the absence of clear diagnoses. It can also be used to treat constellations of symptoms which are classified in traditional chinese medicine but which are not recognized in western medicine. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, ...Read more


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