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Doctor insights on: Trigger Point Acupuncture

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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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Are there any acupuncture points on the body that can trigger an instant orgasm upon pressure?

Are there any acupuncture points on the body that can trigger an instant orgasm upon pressure?

Not that I know of.: There are auricular protocols for decreased libido - but i don't know of a button to push for an instant orgasm. ...Read more

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Will acupuncture help my trigger finger?

Will acupuncture help my trigger finger?

Not Sure?: Acupuncture is usually helpful for relieving pain. While trigger fingers do hurt, the pain is coming from the mechanical irritation of the tendon. Acupuncture is unlikely to help this type of pain. You usually need an anti-inflammatory pill or injection. ...Read more

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Severe vomiting and diarrhea for up to 12 hours straight on same day as massage or acupuncture. Could pressure points trigger this?

Severe vomiting and diarrhea for up to 12 hours straight on same day as massage or acupuncture. Could pressure points trigger this?

?: I can't understand how that can happen. Were you also drinking some herbal tea or taking some herbal preparation with the procedure? Obviously if something makes you sick , you should stop getting it. Question? Does this occur also with another acupuncturist ? ...Read more

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What is the acupuncture point for the thyroid?

What is the acupuncture point for the thyroid?

A/W Dr. Southard: Would not use "one" point to address thyroid issues. There are a variety of protocols that an acupuncturist may use: http://www.acupuncturetoday.com/mpacms/at/article.php?id=27779 or http://www.yinyanghouse.com/forum/acupuncture-and-herbal-medicine-thyroid-problem-hypothyroidism-hyperthyroidism. I recommend use of standard medical assessment before looking to adjunct tx with acupuncture. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture relaxing?

Yes: Many people fall asleep, others report being very relaxed and peaceful during the treatments. It helps many conditions like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, helps people who are under a lot of stress, .... ...Read more

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How does acupuncture work?

Nerves: Acupuncture involves using special needles that are introduced in certain points on the skin that produces either stimulating or relaxing effect on the organ(s) that this point is related to. ...Read more

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What are the results with acupuncture?

What are the results with acupuncture?

Varies: Like all of medicine how one responds depends upon the individual and the treatment. Remember acupuncture is not magic. Especially, many will turn to acupuncture when traditional treatments fail. In my practice I have found that "needling" have cured many ailments when traditional treatments have failed, such as success for carpal tunnel syndrome when physical therapies have failed ...Read more

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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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