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Is acupuncture an effective treatment for constant exhaustion and fatigue?

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Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha

General & Family Physician

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Posted on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: see the box that says "what have you tried till now"
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Investigations needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns.

I have checked the previous two queries and have found that you suffer from exhaustion, and that you are on a number of medications. However, you have not mentioned whether you have undergone the mentioned tests (blood for hemoglobin, vitamin B12 and ferritin). I would also insist you to get the thyroid profile checked. Let me know and I will guide you accordingly.

Let me know if I could help further.

Regards.
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 21 hours later
I'm getting a full blood workup this Tuesday, January 30, including thyroid, B12 and ferritin.

Did you see or answer my question about acupuncture ? If yes, please repeat your answer.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please elaborate why you need acupuncture. Upload the test reports when av.

Detailed Answer:

Glad to know that you would get the blood work done. Please upload the reports thereafter and I will guide you accordingly.

Acupuncture has been proven to have a pain reducing effect which it attains by depressing the pain centers of the brain. I would insist you to elaborate on the specific scenario for which you seek acupuncture, and I would guide you accordingly.

Regards.
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 26 hours later
I asked about acupuncture only as a possible relief for the constant exhaustion that I've had for the last 3 months.

Might acupuncture do me any noticeable good as relief for the exhaustion ?
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Doubtful.

Detailed Answer:

I doubt. There is no documented evidence to denote that it would help in case of exhaustion.

Take care.

Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha, General & Family Physician
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