Can acupuncture work?

For many conditions. According to world health organization acupuncture is effective for chemotherapy adverse rxns , allergic rhinitis, depression, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, epigastralgia, facial pain, headache, hypertension, hypotension, labor induction, pain (knee, neck & back), leucopenia, fetus malposition, morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, dental pain, shoulder arthritis, postoperative pain, renal colic, etc.

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Can acupuncture work for sciatica pain?

Yes, however.... Acupuncture can be very beneficial for sciatica. But here is the thing about sciatica- it always has an underlying cause. Best to find out what the cause of your sciatica is. That way the specific condition can be treated. Acupuncture is a great adjunct as it can treat inflammation & pain (but will not cure a fixed anatomic problem). Read more...
Possibly. Although not understood fully, acupuncture has shown good success in some pain syndromes. Only way to know is try it out. If after a few treatments you can't see a difference I would seek out a pain/spine specialist for other options. Read more...

Can acupuncture work to relieve pain from bulging disk?

Pain. Acupuncture will not correct a bulging, herniated or extruded disc. However, it can help both pain and range of motion by removing obstructions of blood circulation, lymphatic drainage, nerve conduction & qi. Discuss this option with your physician, orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon. Take care. Read more...
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. . Read more...
Yes. Acupuncture is a great HEALING tool. What I mean is: It opens up the energy channels, the blockages to healing. In this way it allows the innate healing powers of the body to cick in. And yes they are tremendous. They can do changes on all levels - biochemical, physiological, anatomical, symptomatic ( pain relief ) , psychological ( pain and physicsl suffering leads to depression,..), spiritual. Read more...
Yes. Numerous well-conducted studies in the peer-reviewed literature confirm the effectiveness of acupuncture for many conditions including back pain. See http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.1996.2.53?journalCode=acm and http://tinyurl.com/y8vxwzqc and http://tinyurl.com/y86oms25 Also consider prolozone: http://www.faim.org/prolozone-for-pain-relief. Read more...

Can acupuncture really work for my sprained wrist?

Partially. Acupuncture has been shown to decrease pain but it will not treat or cure the sprain. The wrist should be examined to make sure that there are no true ligament injuries that can lead to chronic problems including arthritis. Read more...
Yes it is possible. Acupuncture usually help all kind of pain in body if applied correctly including wrist pain, however if you have mechanical problem you have to fix it. Thank you. Read more...
Yes. I agree with dr. Hadied. Acupuncture will not replace any necessary surgical repairs. However it can alleviate pain and reduce inflammation. It can also accelerate healing through reducing obstructions in blood circulation, lymphatic drainage, nerve conductivity and qi. However, for optimum benefit - it is best to treat as soon after injury as possible. Read more...