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Have you had long term success with acupuncture for severe foot pain?

Have you had long term success with acupuncture for severe foot pain?

Pain: Yes, many types of foot pain can be treated through acupuncture. Through kb2- poorly defined foot conditions can be relieved or improved upon. If the problem is chronic, it may take repeated sessions & possibly maintenance sessions. An acupuncturist can advise if you are likely to benefit from needles. Take care. ...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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Tingling sensation in hands and feet after 2nd session of acupuncture ...kindly advise suitably how to overcome this ?

Tingling sensation in hands and feet after 2nd session of acupuncture ...kindly advise suitably how to overcome this ?

Acupuncture tingling: Sometimes the acupuncture needle irritates the nerves that are nearby. You may find it helpful to ask them to move the needles slightly after you explain where the numbness and tingling were. If you are very thin, this may help a lot. ...Read more

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Had an epidural with my son almost 3 yrs ago. I have nerve damage to my heel in my left foot. I have no feelingWhat can i do? Will accupunture help

 Had an  epidural with my son almost 3 yrs ago. I have nerve damage to my heel in my left foot. I have no feelingWhat can i do? Will  accupunture help

Possibly: I have used acupuncture to treat patients with peripheral neuropathies with some moderately good outcomes. Would discuss this with your pcm regarding an acupuncture consult and trial of treatment. ...Read more

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Is sujok accupuncture where needles are used only on hands & feet & not on any other body part, effective in treating hypothyroidism & infertility.

Is sujok accupuncture where needles are used only on hands & feet & not on any other body part, effective in treating hypothyroidism & infertility.

Not effective: Acupuncture is not in any way effective for treating hypothyroidism. If you do not have enough thyroid hormone, then a supplemental thyroid hormone replacement is the only effective treatment. Acupuncture has been used to treat infertility, but the reports are not convincing - many women get pregnant during infertility evaluations even without any treatment. See a reproductive endocrinologist! ...Read more

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My mother has neuropathy in both feet and pain that shoots up her legs at night, very painful, has tried accupunture physical therapy and nothing help?

Neuropathy: There are several causes of this type of pain. Your mother should be examined for the cause of the pain and then proper treatment can be given. Treating the cause is the best way to find relief of the pain. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture a sham?

Is acupuncture a sham?

No: Acupuncture has been practiced for more than 3000 years. Now it enjoys a revival and is spreading out through many advanced economically and culturally countries.The existence of the acupuncture points and energy channels was scientifically proven- points and pathways with low electro-magnetic resistance. They create a complete functional network like the nervous system for example. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture effective?

Is acupuncture effective?

See below: See the cochrane collaborative. It lists the areas in which acupuncture is effective and where it is not. ...Read more

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How effective is acupuncture?

Very: I tell people that acupuncture isn't magic. It has been around since the second century bc in china. It's very helpful for pain, depression, anxiety, and morning sickness. It does seem to augment treatment for diabetes and high blood pressure. It also seems to help addictions such as stopping smoking and recreational drugs usage. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture really painful?

Rarely Painful: Acupuncture uses extremely thin needles and is rarely painful. Japanese styles of acupuncture tend to use even thinner needles, and are inserted more shallowly. Patients state sometimes, with extremely acute symptoms like a backache, back pain or neck pain, the needles may feel like a mosquito bite. ...Read more

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