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How old do you have to be, to undergo acupuncture?

How old do you have to be,  to  undergo  acupuncture?

Any age: Theoretically it could be used for a patient of any age. How young of a child you can treat it depends on the child itself . ( how will the specific child accept the treatment). ...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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Can you tell me how to get a degree in acupuncture?

Can you tell me how to get a degree in acupuncture?

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

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Is it possible to get diarrhoea after acupuncture?

Is it possible to get diarrhoea after acupuncture?

Acupuncture : I did once. Another acupuncturist & i were practicing ear points. In order to become familiar with pts, she put in many, many needles in my ears (far more than we would ever do for treatment). It was very overstimulating to the bowel. There are specific protocols to help move material through the colon that could lead to lose stool. However, no, in general, acupuncture does cause this as a se. ...Read more

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Should acupuncture get rid of my anxiety:'(?

Should acupuncture get rid of my anxiety:'(?

Acupuncture: Is an excellent approach to anxiety. Suggest that it be combined with cognitive behavioral therapy or some other form of treatment to ensure long lasting effects. ...Read more

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What to do if I get acupuncture for migraines why does the practitioner rotate the needles during a session?

Acupuncture: can be very beneficial in the treatment of migraine and other types of headaches. Twirling the needle rapidly during Chinese Scalp Acupuncture will stimulate the underlying brain structures to impact motor or sensory function of different areas of the body. ...Read more

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I had my first session of acupuncture for stress and insomnia and I am worse than ever! does one get worse before better?

I had my first session of acupuncture for stress and insomnia and I am worse than ever! does one get worse before better?

Sometimes: Symptoms may become worse occasionally after acupuncture before they get better. Usually no change is the worst prognosis after a needling session. ...Read more

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I tend to get a lot of anxiety and stress lately and one of my good friends suggest to me acupuncture. Is it really painful?

No, acupuncture: Is rarely painful. Well, i guess if the acupuncturist had really poor technique that could cause you pain. Most of my patients don't feel the insertions. It is very beneficial for anxiety and stress. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get acupuncture while pregnant?

Is it safe to get acupuncture while pregnant?

Yes: I perform acupuncture on my pregnant patients all the time. Make sure you are seeing a practitioner that is experienced in acupuncture though. There are points on the human body that can initiate labor and miscarriage. ...Read more

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