Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a collection of procedures involving penetration of the skin with needles to stimulate certain points on the body. In its classical form it is a characteristic component of traditional Chinese medicine .

Questions and answers on "Acupuncture"

i am 65 yrs old.Can Macular Hole in eye be treated with acupuncture successfully?If so, how long the treatment takes time. Also has a problem of diabeties and thyroid

doctor1 MD

hello,
Acupuncture cannot cure macular hole.depending upon stage of your macular hole treatment that is macular hole surgery can be done but depending upon stage prognosis can be made.Better consult good retinal surgeon
take care

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I am taking treatment of acupuncture for balancing the doshas in my body against hypothyroidism. I am taking Eltroxin 75 mg daily from 7 yrs, with lot of side effects. NOW with acupuncture treatment I am feeling better and I wish to reduce my dose of eltroxin if you recommend.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Eltroxine has throxine which supplements your deceased thyroxine level in your body . The dose of which is regulated according to the level of thyroxine present and amount requied to bring back to the normal level . So if your thyroid gland has stated secretions more throxine hormone...

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Is Acupuncture any help for osteoporosis

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Brief Answer:
acupuncture no help in osteoporosis

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns

You are wondering if acupuncture will help osteoporosis. The answer is no. Acupuncture will help with pain issuers from osteoarthritis but will not help rebuild bone from...

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How many injections of cortisone should I have before considering knee replacement?
Does acupuncture work?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Depends upon the prevailing inflammation.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

There is no fixed number of injections of cortisone that need to be given before knee replacement. The purpose of the injections is to reduce the localized inflammation. The extent of...

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can you use acupuncture when you have a pacemaker ?

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Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that there are no contraindications to manual acupuncture when having a pacemaker. It does not interfere with the pacemaker electrical activity.

But,...

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Hi, some years ago I fell down the stairs, taking the impact just above the coxicks. The impact was painful and I had some physio at the time because if muscle wastage in the left leg and glutes. I saw a consultant who suggested against surgery because of the risk. Some 6 years on the muscle is always twitching and the only real respite I get is after I run and stretch. There is no pain, but I often get cramps in the left calf and hamstrings, which can be embarrassing in company. As a last resort I am going to undertake some acupuncture, is this risky?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
Acupuncture is a very good thing, if it will work.
In few cases I have tried high dosage of Vitamin E, why not you try it.
600 mg per day for at least 3-4 months would be sufficient.
One more step you can do.
Please consult an ayuvedic doctor and get in...

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I went for scan on CD16 and had no dominant follicle, my uterus was still low...i have PCOS but Im not overweight, eat healthy, no stress, dont smoke, dont drink alcohol or coffee, I use acupuncture...
How can I ovulate without using drugs?
Please help
im 32y

doctor1 MD

Dear member,
Thanks for using healthcare magic.
If overweight then reducing weight will help the chance of regular menstrual cycles.
But as you are already 32 and not obese you may require drugs to induce eggs.
Thanks
Dr Bhagyashree

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i am a 30 year old female anaesthesiologist...i had bouts of hair fall during stress in medical exams ..now i dont have much hairfall problem but middle of my scalp is almost...i tried mintop 2 % BD for 6 mnths but no results...what do i do for new hair growth apart from invasive and costly treatments like acupuncture and stem cell therapy...will ozone treatment help? what about hair growth serums ? please counsel ...

doctor1 MD

Hello doc,
Thanks for query.
Stress induced hairfall is called as telogen effluvium and it is a self repairable condition which takes 4-6 months once the stress is over...
Minoxidil(mintop) is only time tested and FDA approved drug for the hairfall,,but it has slow onset of action and takes 6-12...

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Recent questions on  Acupuncture

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Hi, I have been having headache and neck pain and heaviness on the back of head. Sometimes it is heard to lift my head. I visited a doctor who does acupuncture and neck alignment. After few days I start feeling the heaviness and weak feeling in the neck again. Please help me!

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I have R.S.D. & I have not been able to financially keep up with that condition (for me acupuncture , massage therapy & exercise are my preferred therapy) ~ I have been dealing with RSD for over 20 yrs and I am a 46yr female. I have a new situation ... when I eat any amount of food & any type of food I become extremely tired after eating and find myself needing to sleep very soon after. No amount of caffeine or exterior input has helped with this feeling or even being up & moving around doing anything (housework, driving, being out with others, etc) .... need help or suggestion. Donna

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severe pain in my left ankle after slight brush of a curb. took acupuncture and when the needle was placed in position I moved my ankle slightly and the pain was intense. After that I notices that the pain grew worse and sharp. Now it constant and unbearable. What is happening; or has happened?

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My family friend is Mary, and she lives in San Jose, California. She is about 60 years old, Asian, over 5 9 , originally weighed 160+ pounds. At the beginning of this year, Mary experienced extreme dizziness, lack of appetite, and vomiting. She checked into Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. I am not sure of what tests were ran on her but they could find nothing wrong with her. Mary then tried acupuncture which temporarily relieved her pain. Then she collapsed and she was taken to the Stanford Hospital, where they did a scan on her chest and they said that her lung is of interest. However, they could not find what was causing her lack of appetite. She was again checked into Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She has been diagnosed with lung cancer; however, the doctors believe that is not causing her lack of appetite and vomiting. At the beginning of the year, she was 160+ pounds. As of this week, she is 110 pounds. Sometime in this year, she had a seizure as well. She has gone through many doctors without any luck as to what is causing this major lack of appetite and vomiting of any food she puts down in her stomach. They brought in an infections specialist and he could not pin anything down. Their family member found on the Internet that tuberculosis was a close fit to her symptoms but they got a brain culture and they found it to be negative. From the looks of it, she has lung cancer and something else mysterious causing her to vomit and not eat. She has started some chemo sessions for lung cancer but at this pace, it s not the lung cancer that is killing her, it s this starvation. The doctors seemed to have focused a great deal on her brain and head, but I wanted to get your opinion on what it could be in her digestive system. They ve tried some various IV fluids but some reacted badly to her liver and even damaged her liver a bit. A nutritionist was brought in yesterday to discuss what she can have, but she just seems to be vomiting everything and even when she only has water in her stomach! I m sorry I don t have the exact details like family history for now but I can get them for you if necessary. If you don t think it involves the digestive system, could you tell me what part of the body you think it could be? Could it be the lung cancer or something really in her head?

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Is it worth it to try hemp oil for pain and if so, what qualities should I be looking for?. Can you recommend a product. What makes the price differ so much?

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I had a mirena iud inserted in 2008 after my son was born and a 2nd, five years later in 2013. 6 months after I had the mirena put in, i was diagnosed with fibromyalgia . The fibromyalgia flared in 2014 and again this year. For the past couple of...

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Hello, in August, I fell on a wet sidewalk in Switzerland and landed very hard on my butt. I felt a surge go up my spine and into my head, and had a headache after. I flew back to the USA a few days after, still with an aching back/tailbone. At...

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