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What does "Qi" mean in acupuncture?

In my last session my acupuncturist kept throwing around the word "Qi" and I was just really confused. She didn't explain what it really meant. What does "Qi" mean in acupuncture?...

Does falling asleep during a massage make it difficult for my therapist?

During my last session, I actually fell asleep during the massage without even realizing it. My therapist was okay with it, but I actually feel bad. Does falling asleep during...

Chronic constipation. Should I go for acupuncture?

I've had chronic issues with constipation these past couple of months. My doctor believes that this has to do with my diet because all of my tests came back with no abnormalities....

How can I increase my son's iron levels?

My son has iron deficiency anemia, and I'm trying to find ways to increase his iron level other than taking iron supplements. What's the best way to increase his level?

Does acupuncture raise blood pressure?

After a session my friend's blood pressure actually increased. It did go back to normal after some time, but it was still concerning for her. Could acupuncture really have this...

Do you have to be married for couples therapy?

My boyfriend and I aren't married, but we're both considering couple therapy or counseling to work on our relationship. But we haven't heard of any non-married couples going to...

Children's Motrin vs. Tylenol?

My mother and I actually got into an argument about which medicine is better for my daughter's fever. I used Children's Motrin to help her fever (it was at 102, and she's 7 years...

Does Dupuytren's contracture need surgery?

I'm a writer and I was just diagnosed with Dupuytren's contracture, and it's really devastating for me. I can't do what I love any more because of the amount of discomfort I feel....

Why is it recommended to drink water after a massage?

I never really drank water after getting a massage, but after my last session I noticed that my massage therapist really put an emphasis on it. Why is it important to drink water...

Should my son be recircumcized?

My son is 18 months old, and our doctor recommends having his circumcision redone. His pediatrician says that not enough foreskin was removed the first time around, and that this...

What are the symptoms of diarrhea?

My son has loose stool almost every day last week. He is 10 years old. But I'm not sure whether it's diarrhea problem. Do you think it is? What should I do?

Does a root canal hurt?

My next appointment will be a root canal, and I'm scared. I never had one before. Will this hurt, or be uncomfortable?

Addiction to propofol?

After using a general anesthesia for his surgery with Propofol, my friend seeked it out a lot and actually became addicted to it. He's in rehab now, but I didn't think that addiction...

What causes constipation in babies?

I think my 8 week old baby is constipated. He seems to be having trouble pooping. What could be causing it and what can I do to help treat it?

What causes vaginal pain?

I have dull pain around my vagina, and it's a little concerning. I'm not sure what's causing it at all. I'm 25 years old. What could be causing this pain?

Can anemia be dangerous for a newborn?

The doctor told my friend that his son is anemic, and he's just a newborn. Is this a life-threatening condition for a newborn? I know adults and older children can manage and...

What vaccines can be harmful to children?

Are vaccines potentially harmful or are they not? Is it true that some carry a risk of autism? I don't want to give my child any vaccines that carry the risk, and that he doesn't...

Why do I have lower back pain?

I have bad lower back pain, and I feel like this could be because I work in an office job 5 days a week. Is this a common cause for back pain? I usually try my best to not slouch...

What might be causing my hip pain?

I am 35 years old, and I have some pain in my hips. This happens very often, and I'm not really sure what's causing this type of pain. What usually causes hip pain for men, and...

Can running cause chest pains?

My 10 year old son has pretty sharp chest pain while he runs. Is this a normal thing for him to experience? Should I take him to a doctor?

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