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What are the acupuncture points for jaw and neck pain ?

What are the acupuncture points for jaw and neck pain ?

It depends: There are multiple points in the body the treat jaw and neck pain. However which points are used for an individual is dependent upon the physical examination to determine which meridians have too much or not enough flow of chi in them. ...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 please tell me about the acupuncture points for back and neck pain ?

Many, many, many: There are over 365 acupuncture points. - there are many on the neck and the back. So, I am not sure which points you are referring to. ...Read more

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What are the acupuncture points for back and neck?

What are the acupuncture points for back and neck?

U can see a book: As i remeber there are 12 maridians on the body and about 760 regular points in addition to local points that can be used for treatment , depending on patient's presentation ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help neck pain?

Can acupuncture help neck pain?

Yes: Study results vary, but most studies show a modest effect of acupuncture on neck pain. It's very low risk, lower than the risk of taking medications, even over the counter medications such as ibuprofen. Here's a link to a recent study on the effects of acupuncture for chronic neck pain: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3373337/. ...Read more

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Help please! is acupuncture effective for relieving headaches, back and neck pain?

Help please! is acupuncture effective for relieving headaches, back and neck pain?

Often - yes: Often yes. Chinese scalp acupuncture, auricular (ear) acupuncture and treatment of specific joints and muscles can be helpful for these symptoms. ...Read more

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Help please! is acupuncture an effective way to cure back and neck pain?

Often- yes: I completely agree with dr. Yang. It is important to have chronic or severe pain assessed by your physician. Acupuncture can improve many types of back pain by breaking down ashi or trigger points. It removes obstructions in blood flow, lymph drainage, electrical conductivity & qi. It can help to improve range of motion. Talk to your physician about this great option. ...Read more

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I did acupunture about 5-6 times for dry eyes, but now outside of eyecorner getting myokymia, when i close/press eyeball, it hurt. I've headache, neck pain

I did acupunture about 5-6 times for dry eyes, but now outside of eyecorner getting myokymia, when i close/press eyeball, it hurt. I've headache, neck pain

Dry eyes: Your symptoms are all consistent with dry eyes. Perhaps you should consider other treatment options if the acupuncture is not working. There are eye drops and medications for different types of dry eyes. See an eye md for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How can you stop jaw and neck pain?

How can you stop jaw and neck pain?

Jaw pain: Perhaps have a doctor check you for tmj, or degeneration of your jaw-joint where it meets the skull bone just in front of your ear. A combination of arthritis and muscle spasms can cause a combination of neck- and jaw pain. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have jaw and neck pain, its been diagnosed before as a muscle issue. However, it is recurring and shows up for no reason. Should i get checked again?

I have jaw and neck pain, its been diagnosed before as a muscle issue. However, it is recurring and shows up for no reason. Should i get checked again?

Neck TMJ relations: You can open your mouth be moving your head on your neck, so you TMJ issues and neck problems are probably related. You will need help in finding a better functional jaw position as you also work on establishing optimal neck and upper back function. We have the patient see the physical therapist first so we can help maintain a better upper quadrant functional position. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more