Sorry that your mother-in-law does not have enough energy and falls sleep. Acupuncture and herbs help supply for energy and balance Qi, which help and treat her condition.
Hope she will feel better soon,
Huan wen Jonathan Fang, Lic. Ac. MOAM
Yes!! Acupuncture balances the flow of Qi throughout your body. When Qi gets stuck, it can cause pain, discomfort, illness, and reduced body function. Also, acupuncture can tonify kidney meridian to have more energy.
All the best,
Yes, acupuncture can help her and yes, she would have to commit to a long-term treatment (probably, at least 3 months). I would recommend taking herbs at the same time, as this will help her recover faster and feel better sooner.
In health and light,
Alejandra Junco, L.Ac
Acupuncture might help depending on the cause. If her fatigue is caused by a kidney disorder she might need to commit long term, but there's also a possibility the cause is something else that could be treated short term. To get a more personal details about her condition, her medical history and an exam is needed.
Aleksandra Dianova, L.Ac.
I would certainly give it a try if it were me. Who wants to feel sleepy all day?!
First she needs to make sure that there’s nothing going on that is treatable with respect to her fatigue. Four instance, with kidney disease there are toxins that can build up in your system that can cause extreme fatigue. Anemia is ankther common cause of fatigue in those with kidney disease. Another source of a fatigue in patients with chronic diseases are medications. Sometimes this can be changed by one’s doctor to decrease the adverse effect of fatigue but still achieve the important medical treatment objective. Also, depression can be a cause of fatigue. This is not a complete list of possible causes, and should be assessed by a medical doctor.
Alexandre Hillairet, DAOM.
Emma McKenzie, L.Ac.
Acupuncture is a therapeutic approach and more than one visit is typically required. The idea is to see a patient relatively frequently in the beginning. As we start to see results, we start to space the visits out until we hit some optimal maintenance interval. What maintenance looks like varies from person to person; it could be monthly, quarterly or twice a year. There aren't really any good ways to predict.
Acupuncture can definitely promote blood flow as well as the flow of other fluids in the body. The movement of these substances within the body allows oxygen to reach muscles more efficiently, hence, reducing fatigue and increasing energy level.
It is recommended to have a weeekly treatment at least 5-6 times, and upon re-evaluation the next step can be figured out.
There could be multiple reasons behind sleepiness, so I would need more detailed information on family and individual medical history as well as current signs and symptoms. Generally speaking, acupuncture and Asian medicine can definitely help the condition. And, depending on the condition, the patient is expected to be committed to long-term treatment and care, especially if it is chronic and internal condition.
I hope this will help answer to the question and I am always be ready for further questions, thank you.
Ki Hong Kim, L.Ac. DOM
PS: walnuts are nutritious for the kidneys. If she can find honey fried walnut snacks from the Asian store, she might notice a difference if the root really is related to her kidneys.
Dr. Barbara Wasson, DAc
Acupuncture does help with chronic fatigue or any fatigue related symptoms. It may take a few treatments to help her or may take longer, depending on her condition and the diagnosis at the first treatment. Your acupuncturist will tell you how long the treatment process will be. Acupuncturists may also give her herbs to boost her energy.
Scott Sang In LeeChun Am Acupuncture천암 한의원
I cannot answer if it would be a long term treatment without knowing what the root cause is.
Amy Gendron, AP