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Is it possible to do acupuncture on myself for back pain?
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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Acupuncture uses very fine needles in specific energy points and ashi pain points.
Identification of these points require skilled training. Also the lungs can be compromised if the needles are placed too deeply.

In brief: No
Acupuncture uses very fine needles in specific energy points and ashi pain points.
Identification of these points require skilled training. Also the lungs can be compromised if the needles are placed too deeply.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Dr. Neeoo Chin
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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Acupuncture should only be performed by a certified medical professional.

In brief: No
Acupuncture should only be performed by a certified medical professional.
Dr. Craig Morton
Dr. Craig Morton
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: If trained
If you are a trained acupuncturist and you can reach the necessary points - go for it.
I work on my own neck and back but needle insertion can be more difticult. I think it would be very hard to needle specific major acupuncture points on your own back - but dermal peppering can be achieved in a number of areas.

In brief: If trained
If you are a trained acupuncturist and you can reach the necessary points - go for it.
I work on my own neck and back but needle insertion can be more difticult. I think it would be very hard to needle specific major acupuncture points on your own back - but dermal peppering can be achieved in a number of areas.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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