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Will acupuncture help reduce muscle tension in my hips?

Will acupuncture help reduce muscle tension in my hips?

Possibly: Try it, it should not cause problems, in the hands of an experienced acupuncturist. ...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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38 yr-old w/ hemorrhoid per anoscopy. Chronic low back and right hip pain, stand at work. Consistently flat stool; could this be from muscle tension?

38 yr-old w/ hemorrhoid per anoscopy. Chronic low back and right hip pain, stand at work. Consistently flat stool; could this be from muscle tension?

Yes and maybe: Certainly, standing for a long period of time, such as at work, can result from muscle strain and be a factor in chronic low back & hip pain. Stretching/strengthening exercises should help. But "flat stool" needs more investigation in my view; hemorrhoids by themselves should not be sufficient to cause. I would ask doctor for more testing, probably flex sig or colonosocpy, to evaluate. Good luck:) ...Read more

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After getting acupuncture or a massage will the muscle still feel sore?

After getting acupuncture or a massage will the muscle still feel sore?

Acupuncture response: Although area treated during acupuncture usually feels improved, it is not at all uncommon to have an increase in pain. This is a postive sign. However, if you have several sessions of acupuncture with no pain and/ or no improvement - the condition beging treated is not responding to the technique being used. ...Read more

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I've got static noise in my ear will acupuncture help it incase it had some thing to do with my muscle with me having over active jar n grinding xx?

I've got static noise in my ear will acupuncture help it incase it had some thing to do with my muscle with me having over active jar n grinding xx?

ENT first: This needs to start with a good ENT evaluation. Both auricular and more localized acupuncture can help to relax musculature and decrease inflammation. There is chinese scalp acupuncture for tinnius (ringing in the ears. However, i would get it checked by a physician before starting a treatment plan. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture works for hip pain?

Does acupuncture works for hip pain?

Yes: Acupuncture is excellent for many types of hip pain. It works by improving blood circulation, lymphatic drainage, nerve conductivity and movement of chi. It is help for issues with bursa (fat pads), tendons, ligament and the joint proper. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture works for hip pain?

It often does: Acupuncture can be especially helpful in situations like this. It may treat constellations of symptoms even if the exact cause is not known. Acupuncture is often used for hip pain. Discuss this option with your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture get rid of muscle aching?

Part of the plan: Acupuncture can be an excellent method of reducing muscle pain. The number of treatments required depends on how long the symptoms have been present and the inderlying diagnosis. Combined with the appropriate stretching and strengthening routine, it can be very useful. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more