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How is acupuncture?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: I would say that

> 90% of the patient's i treat with acupuncture rave about it.
However, acupuncture needs to be used for issues where it is indicated. It doesn't treat all conditions. Sometimes it is best as an adjunct with standard medical treatment. Western and eastern medicine can often fit hand in hand with excellent results.

In brief: I would say that

> 90% of the patient's i treat with acupuncture rave about it.
However, acupuncture needs to be used for issues where it is indicated. It doesn't treat all conditions. Sometimes it is best as an adjunct with standard medical treatment. Western and eastern medicine can often fit hand in hand with excellent results.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
We are very fortunate to have such an experienced physician acupuncturist on HealthTap.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Thank you Dr. Pappas. Dr. Pappas is also trained in acupuncture.
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine

In brief: Not sure exactly

What you mean by how? Is it painful .
.. it can be, depending on how person manipulates the needles and how "active" a meridian point may be. How quickly does it work, if it's going to work for you ... it may be after one session but more realistically, a series of sessions.

In brief: Not sure exactly

What you mean by how? Is it painful .
.. it can be, depending on how person manipulates the needles and how "active" a meridian point may be. How quickly does it work, if it's going to work for you ... it may be after one session but more realistically, a series of sessions.
Dr. Stephen Southard
Dr. Stephen Southard
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Dr. Jeffrey Albright
Integrative Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Relaxing Comfortable

Acupuncture of all types is quite relaxing and comfortable.
Some styles of acupuncture tend to be a bit more aggressive than others, and one might find needle insertions can feel like a mosquito bite. Japanese acupuncture uses thinner needles, inserted much more shallowly, and tends to be best for those in acute pain.

In brief: Relaxing Comfortable

Acupuncture of all types is quite relaxing and comfortable.
Some styles of acupuncture tend to be a bit more aggressive than others, and one might find needle insertions can feel like a mosquito bite. Japanese acupuncture uses thinner needles, inserted much more shallowly, and tends to be best for those in acute pain.
Dr. Jeffrey Albright
Dr. Jeffrey Albright
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