Just like people wanting to lose weight, there are many reasons behind it. First thing I would recommend is for you to go see your family doctor to analyze the reasons behind why you are not gaining weight. Once we know the reasons, then we can treat accordingly. In TCM, we do have herbal medicine and acupuncture points to help with eating habits.
Lower back is very common among all types of people, and there are many different reasons for lower back pain. Please go see your family doctor and have an X-ray taken. TCM is known for pain management, but in TCM we work with the energy level. Energy free flow helps with blood free flow hence help ease the pain. Energy and blood stagnation cause pain. You can definitely go see your acupuncturist once you have consulted with your family doctor and have an X-ray taken.
Wear loose clothes, have some food, but not too much. and maybe have someone to accompany you. Otherwise, there isn't much to prepare for. It's really easy.
In TCM, we do treat children because we work with energy and we all have energy running in our bodies. Having said that, children are just the same as adults. TCM treats even infants. Please see your family doctor and have them diagnose the allergies and they may recommend an acupuncturist.
Acupuncture is know for pain management. Having said that it may help with your fibromyalgia; however do you have stress? If you do, do you know what causes your stress? Sometimes if you know your source you may be able to prevent the pain. As I always tell my patients, you first go see your primary care doctor and have them diagnose your condition. Then perhaps they can advise you to go see your local acupuncturist. Take a tai chi class and do chi kung medition may help with your stress as well.
If your doctor has diagnosed you with hyperactive thyroid, then you must be taking some prescription medicine and/or getting treatments. Has your doctor advised you to go see an acupuncturist? You may want to bring it up to see what your doctor says. Acupuncture do have herbal medicine that can help.
Acupuncture techniques use very fine needles. None of my patients ever complaint pain or hurt. Having said that, of course it depends on the individual sensitivity as well. There will be some sensation due to the fact that an instrument fine needle is inserted into your body. It will puncture nerves and fine vessels but nevertheless will not cause any harm or discomfort to the patients.
In acupuncture, we deal with body energy. Acupuncture combines with Chi Kung exercises and taking herbal remedies helps boost the energy level in the body.
According to acupuncture, there are different reasons for menstrual cramps. Find out what is the root cause, for example, because of Chi stagnation, blood stagnation, or due to cold, etc. Then, appropriate needling techniques can be applied and likewise prescribe appropriate herbal medicine.
By that, if you mean combine with western medication, it depends on the situation. Some western medication can be taken in conjunction with herbal medicines, but you have to consult with both your doctor and your acupuncturist. But acupuncture can stand alone with herbal medicines without the need of western medicines. It all depends on different cases.
Have you seen your dentist and/or your doctor? First, get some X-rays and see what your dentist and doctor have to say. If it is something that your dentist or doctor can help, then it will solve your problem. Although acupuncture is known for treating pain, it's all dependent on different cases. Certainly you can go try acupuncture and see if it helps.
There are reasons for why certain symptoms come about. Acupuncture can help distinguish what is the root cause and then go from there.
This is a tough question to answer. There are acupuncture techniques that can help stimulate eating habits and there are herbal medicines that can help digestion. However, I would recommend you first find a nutritionist and a personal trainer to get a plan for your exercise regiment and eating plan first.