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How effective is acupuncture to heal shoulder pain ?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Excellent
It will not cure a condition that requires surgical intervention but it can greatly improve recovery time and pain control.
It is used often for this purpose.

In brief: Excellent
It will not cure a condition that requires surgical intervention but it can greatly improve recovery time and pain control.
It is used often for this purpose.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Clive Segil
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
A correct diagnosis is neccessary then the correct treatment is advised in rare instances acupuncture may releive pain.

In brief: Depends
A correct diagnosis is neccessary then the correct treatment is advised in rare instances acupuncture may releive pain.
Dr. Clive Segil
Dr. Clive Segil
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care
In brief: Proven vs unproven
By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine.
Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. Still, pain is different. Perception. it may work - mind over matter.

In brief: Proven vs unproven
By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine.
Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. Still, pain is different. Perception. it may work - mind over matter.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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