Interestingly acupuncture is also a good complementary treatment for complex diseases. It can mitigate the side affects of chemotherapy such and nausea and insomnia for example.
Acupuncture developed in China 2500 years ago as part of a whole system of medicine, based on a unique understanding of health and diseases. It is able to help restore balance to the body and address a variety of symptoms. It's natural, safe and drug-free.
Dr. Sandy Schwartz
Acupuncture is used alone to treat many ailments. Acupuncture is being used in many Asian nations as well as in Europe and in the US as primary medical care.
Acupuncturists are recognized as primary physicians in many states in the US.
We like to call the Asian Medicine (including and not only limited to acupuncture, cupping, moxabustion, herbs, acupressure) as "Wholistic" (treating the whole body and mind) not complementary.
Scott Sang In LeeChun Am Acupuncture천암 한의원
It depends on many things, but one can consider acupuncture the central treatment or an adjunct.
For more information, please call 518-882-8595. Dr. Gao, Hui(Grace) L.Ac. T.C.M.D.
Alexandre Hillairet, DAOM
In general, acupuncture pairs well with lots of other treatment options. We're not using drugs, and acupuncture needles are solid, not hollow (we're not injecting any substances), so there isn't much to be concerned about with potential drug interactions. Other therapeutic approaches like physical therapy, massage, and chiropractic work extremely well with acupuncture.
If you'd like to discuss your particular situation, whether a stand-alone or integrated approach might be best for you, please give me a call: 719-297-7121
Jeff Rippey, L.Ac.
Thank you for reaching out. It completely depends on what the treatment is for. But generally, acupuncture along with herbal medication can treat a variety of illnesses, from thyroid problems to infertility and pain-related issues.
I hope I was able to answer your question. If you have any more, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at Mulberry Leaf Acupuncture.
Aleksandra Dianova, L.Ac.
Jun Kim, LAc.
Thanks for your question. Acupuncture is a stand alone treatment. It can be used to treat any imbalance in the body from shortening the duration of a cold or flu to treating infertility.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the oldest, continually practiced, and professionally administered health care system in the world. It is a documented medical system spanning over 2,500 years based on comprehensive philosophies, rational theories, clinically tested and empirically verified by over 100 generations of highly educated practitioners.
Chinese Medicine is a total system of internal medicine which is comprised of a diagnostic procedure based on signs, symptoms and treatment styles including acupuncture, herbal medicine, exercise, diet and meditation. It’s foundation is based on the principles of balance; the interdependent relationship of Yin and Yang. Through this balance, health is achieved and maintained.
I hope this helps.
Andrew Pacholyk, MS L.Ac
There are times when dietary consultations are important, there are times when exercise consultations are important. Quite often there are discussions on a persons lifestyle/habits, emotional wellbeing, social life, family life and all other aspects of their mental, emotional and physical wellbeing are affected. This is particularly true in my clinic. I try to see all of the components of a persons life to help them achieve wellness in all aspects of daily life, not just when things go wrong.
In addition to the treatments being done here, there is also the question of "what other medical practitioners are involved?" So, in conjunction with the acupuncture, et al, the patient may also be on western medicines, may need to be monitored for blood levels, glucose levels, may need surgeries, etc. I do not discourage patients from getting other work on them. It often helps to have them monitored by western medicine because the need for medications may reduce and we want to make sure the patient is safe at all levels. The western tests can also give objective findings to show that our treatments are helping.
My services can greatly enhance the treatments provided by western medicine and vice versa. I think it is always important to utilize all the tools that medical fields offer us and I believe in the patient's autonomy to choose what directions they want to go in.
The short answer, though, is YES, acupuncture can be a stand-alone treatment, but it is part of the Chinese medical field and so is only one of the tools available, others can and will be used if necessary. It can be accompanied by other medical fields and as cases vary, which is better can also vary. Emergency medicine should be left to the emergency rooms, once out of the emergency stage our services are quite effective.
Acupuncture and Oriental medicine treat root of all causes, not just symptom. Understanding Western and Oriental Medicines is very important. I have Western medicine background, and now I am a Licensed Acupuncturist. I can say one more thing, Oriental medicine and acupuncture take time to see results, but not western medicine. Ex: when you have a headache, many people take Advill, Aspirin, etc., however, Oriental Medicine's approach is different. There are many reasons why you're getting a headache.
I am not sure what do you mean other treatments here.
Acupuncture itself is a complementary treatment. Sometimes due to patient's body need, we also add other treatment, such as herbal supplements.
Acupuncture works good with Yoga, chiropractic and massage therapies.
Hope I answer your questions
Have a great day
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Huan Wen Jonathan Fang
This is a very broad question to answer, you may want to be a little more specific.
Acupuncturist treats patients by giving stimulations to their body and trigger their body to adjust, so it usually doesn't cause too much conflict with other treatments.