Acupuncturist Questions Excessive sweat

Can acupuncture help treat an excessive sweating problem?

I have a problem of excessive sweating. It seems I have tried everything, with no success. Is this something that acupuncture may be able to help?

32 Answers

Yes, it usually can help.
Yes. Seek a consultation with a fully licensed acupuncturist.
Yes, we have had good results with this issue, however, to determine if it can help you individually, you would need to be evaluated and treated a few times.
You could try, but it depends what caused your sweat.
Acupuncture and herbal medicine are more effective when used together.
Yes, I recommend acupuncture with Chinese herbs. Individuals respond differently: some great, some slow, some may take a couple of weeks to a couple of months.
Acupuncture combined with Chinese herbal supplements would help your problem.
When a person has chronic/long-term excessive sweating, it is most likely due to the weakness of the Qi, either Yang Qi or Yin Qi. Either condition, once the Qi is improved by acupuncture, there will be no more excessive sweating. If it is due to other conditions, acupuncture resolves the symptoms (excessive sweating) by resolving the causes.
Yes, acupuncture helps balance your energy, which will regulate your sweating as well. Please find a local acupuncturist and he/ she can help you.

Jonathan Fang
There are some acupuncture points for spontaneous sweating and night sweating. Those points may be able to help you. Please consult with licensed acupuncturist near you.
Yes! Sweat is considered a fundamental substance according to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Too much or too little sweating is a symptom that helps identify one of several different patterns of disharmony within the body.  One reason for the success of Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and/or Chinese herbs) in treating problems with sweating, is because each person is treated according to their own unique pattern imbalance.
The answer to this is yes. However, it's a complicated condition to address and usually it's treated with a combination of Chinese herbs and acupuncture. Finding a good acupuncturist is key because it involves finding the underlying imbalance in the body that is causing it and then working on fixing the root cause.
It has been my experience that acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine are extremely successful in the treatment of sweating. How one sweats is a key factor in identifying disharmony within the body. While sweating disorders can be treated with surgery and drugs, it is worthwhile to know that there is an alternative to invasive and often risky procedures and medications.
Chinese herbal medicine usually produces excellent results after analyzing what is out of balance regarding endo system, hormone status, diet or lifestyle.
Set up an herbal consultation.
Hello. Yes acupuncture should help with sweat problems (overproduction)
First question would be - Why? the excessive sweating. This can be the result of many organ disharmonies. We must diagnose the individual as a whole interrelated system and find which therapy or therapies in the Traditional East Asian Medical and/or Contemporary medicine paradigm will best address the issue(s). Acupuncture would be one of the effective therapies.
Thank you for your question.

It depends on what drives your hyperhydrosis. Anxiety and stress related hyperhydrosis may respond well.

A medical option is Botox injections, depending on the area that is impaired.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine are usually successful treating conditions that have such symptoms. However certain persons have the tendency to perspire more without any physical or metabolic conditions. In any case, finding where the unbalance resides will provide the first step to a successful treatment.
Yes, there are acupuncturists out there who can help you with that. You'll probably want to call around and ask them if they know how to treat it.
Yes When your body becomes balanced your sweat will become balance as well . Also for sure your Acupunctrist will give you some suggestions on foods to control the sweating.

Yes. Acupuncture can help regulate excessive sweating without blocking any glands or clogging pores.
Yes absolutely! This is certainly a condition acupuncture should help.
Thank you for your inquiry.

Excessive swearing also known as hyperhydrosis. In Chinese medicine we look at where the root of the condition exists through an in depth inquiry and diagnosis of what we call meridian disharmony. The best treatment for this condition is acupuncture and herbal medicine. Treatments would be best in a weekly basis and then gradually be spread further apart.

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Day sweat, night sweat, hand and feet sweat have different diagnosis. Acupuncture treatments are very helpful.
Yes, We can help with excessive sweating. The key is for your acupuncturist to ask detailed questions on your pattern and understand how your body is functioning as a whole.
No. I personally have the same issue. It does not bother me. It is not harmful, make sure you are hydrated. I don't believe acupuncture can help your condition. Thanks
As a matter of fact, Acupuncture does treat excessive sweating by getting to the core reason for why it's happening. Make sure you give your acupuncturist all your other health details. You might just be blown away by what you learn. All the best.
I have worked with hyperhydrosis patients in the past with varying degrees of success. There are some herbal formulas that could be helpful, depending on your case and there are other issues needling can address.

Find a licensed acupuncturist in your area and see if they do or know someone who can help you.
Possibly. One of the things acupuncture has been pretty consistently shown to affect is the parasympathetic nervous system. This is the "rest and digest" part of the nervous system and can affect things like digestion and excessive spontaneous sweating.

I'd suggest making an appointment with an NCCAOM national board certified acupuncturist.
Yes, acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help with excessive sweating. Generally, this conditions arises when the Wei Qi is weak.
Good morning, 

For those who do not know what this condition is, excessive sweating is when you sweat more than you might expect based on the surrounding temperature or your activity level or stress. Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can affect your entire body or just certain areas, particularly your palms, soles, underarms or face. Acupuncture (along with specific Chinese herbal formulas) can be very successful in treating hyperhidrosis.

Depending on how long you have endured this condition will dictate how many treatments of acupuncture you need. I certainly would recommend at least 4 - 6 treatments and at least a month on herbs, based on the patients I have seen in my office for this condition. Acupuncture helps to regulate the glandular system and regulate sweating. The herbs work internally to help regulate your system.  

Be patient with this process. There is hope.

Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac
Yes, acupuncture can help most excessive sweating.