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How Is Acupuncture Helpful For Weight Reduction
Not really.: There aren't good randomized control studies that show accupuncture causes weight loss. To achieve weight loss, you have to expend more calories than you take in. Weight loss takes work. There is no magic bullet to lose weight - not pills, not herbs, not accupuncture. If there was an easy way to do it, everyone would be thin. It's all about diet and exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Very: It is not without its risks, and there are lifesytle modifications to go with it. But the benefits seem to be not just weight reduction, but an immediate and mysterious benefit to many people's internal milieu that greatly improves glucose metabolism. If you think it may be right for you, talk with your physician. ...Read more
It depends: There are always three factors involved in answering this kind of question: 1) the nature of the condition, 2) how responsive you are to acupuncture and 3) the skillfulness of the acupuncturist. Responsiveness is a built- in trait and 3-6 treatments will reveal how well you respond to acupuncture and if it is helping. Depending on how serious or chronic your condition, you may need more treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not even this good.: http://www.brightonyourhealth.com/slimaluma-does-not-make-you-slim/ but wait! there's more! herbals are totally unrestricted in whether they have the ingredients they claim, that they have any shelf life, that they are reliably manufactured etc. and, dieting is about behavior change http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ deals with the best data on behavior change. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Maybe, maybe not: If a person snacks or eats more when he is stressed out, then acupuncture might decrease stress and eating. If he is at the acupuncture clinic, then he is not at the grocery store, the bar, or the restaurant, so he is getting fewer calories. However, if he is getting acupuncture instead of jogging, biking, or swimming, then he is burning fewer calories . . . And might not lose weight in that case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myths: No. Apple cider is not in any way helpful for weight reduction. ...Read more
Probably not: If a person snacks or eats more when he is stressed out, then acupuncture might lower stress and decrease eating. If he is at the acupuncture clinic, then he is not at the grocery store, the bar, or the restaurant, so he may be eating fewer calories. However, if he eats the same or more calories after starting acupuncture as before, then he will probably have no weight change or get even heavier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mediaxal: A related medication was taken off of the market in 1997 because of serious complications of heart valve disease, pulmonary hypertension and cardiac fibrosis. This medication should not be available to you as it was taken off of the market. It is dangerous to use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weight loss surgery : Weight loss surgery can be tremendously successful. Not only does it result in successful long term weight loss, over 80% of patients with type 2 diabetes will be cured after a gastric bypass. Surgery is the only proven method of long term weight loss. By that i mean published medical trials have proven that diets fail and surgery works. ...Read more
Sometimes/some types: It can be very useful for preventing some types of headaches of muscular or skeletal/neurologic origin (bones/discs pinching nerves). It can even help relieve existing headaches of these types.For other types of ha's - true migraines, sinus, cluster, for ex., it's not likely to be as helpful. Osteopathic care, including manipulative treatment & preventive care can also help prevent such problems. ...Read more
One that tastes good: To get to and maintain a healthy weight, one must have a nutritious diet that supplies the correct number of calories, and the proper amount of carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals. To stay on a diet long term, a person must enjoy eating the foods, or quickly learn to like them. Otherwise, one might quit the diet too easily. It is good to cater a diet to one's individual tastes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both might help: Standard approaches, generically, include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Once improvement begins, exercise is next, but key to emphasize that yoga might be beneficial once muscular control has improved. Biggest issue remains prevention of the next event. All my best. ...Read more
Can be very good: Acupuncture is highly effective for many pain conditions but ineffective for others. It is used throughout asia and europe. The United States appears to slow in accepting it. It is being fully embraced my the army, navy & air force with more & more military physicians being trained in medical acupuncture every year. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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