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Can acupuncture treat sweating?

I am a 29 year old male and I sweat very easily. Can acupuncture treat sweating?

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Yes. I encourage you to book a session with your practitioner of choice to get help with relief.
In Chinese Medicine we call this deficient yang and do treat it.
Yes! Extremely well
Combining acupuncture and herbal medicine will bring most effective treatment to cope with sweat.
Yes, but depends on the reason why and the location of where you're sweating. Acupuncture can help and the herbal Himalayan salts that we have in our clinic can help with that.
It all depends on the initial problem that causes sweating. You need to see a well-trained acupuncturist to discuss if acupuncture is the method of choice for you. There are also homeopathic remedies that can cure you, but again, finding the core of the problem is the first step.
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Yes, there are treatments for excessive sweating.
Well, it depends upon what the problem is exactly. In TCM terms (Traditional Chinese Medicine), sweating usually is derived from "wind." Excess wind in the channels. Acupuncture works to treat wind and treat any imbalance therein. If your sweating is caused by an unknown medical condition, or a medication interaction, it may be more difficult. As with any condition, there is no guarantee that acupuncture will work. But it has been my experience that acupuncture helps where western medicine has been able to. But it may take many treatments to get to the root of the problem. There is no magic pill or quick fix with acupuncture. You need to heal from the inside out, which can take time. If you are willing to invest in a treatment modality that may not be immediate and take suggestions regarding diet and lifestyle, then with that you may be pleasantly surprised at the result.
Good luck!!
Acupuncture and herbs can treat sweat, TCM - traditional Chinese medicines - consider easy sweat as a Qi deficiency.
Over sweating could be side effects to certain medications or could be genetic. You will need to drink water and stay hydrated. I don't see acupuncture treatments correct your condition. Good luck!
Yes. But I need to determine what is causing the excess sweating and if it is a simple solution can take only a few visits (5 or so) coupled with herbal therapy. If the reason for the excess sweating is more complicated then it may require from 1-20 treatments with herbal medications.
We can reduce the sweating or totally eliminate it but it has to determined what the cause of the excess sweating is.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are extremely successful in the treatment of sweating. In fact, how one sweats is a key factor in identifying disharmony within the body and I have to find out what is the root that causes disharmony in your body.
Thank you for your question.

I’m not sure what kind of sweating you’re talking about. Axillary versus your palms, etc. In my experience Botox works very well for certain types of excessive sweeting, I can’t say that acupuncture is the best treatment. It also depends on what the cause of your hyperhidrosis is. A medical doctor can help determine this and help you determine the best course of action.
Yes it can!
Yes, it usually can. Night time sweating is a bit more difficult than day time sweating... but yes. It usually requires long term treatment in some cases, especially night sweats.
Yes acupuncture and herbs can help with sweating.
Yes. Acupuncture can help induce, increase, and decrease sweat production.
Herbal medicine works the best.
Yes. Acupuncture can treat sweating. The point L4 and K7 and more point very good for treating sweating problems.
YES!! One of the 10 questions patients are asked by licensed acupuncturists is about how much, how easily, and how often they sweat. How well your qi, yin, yang, and xue are balanced will impact how much, or little you sweat. Acupuncture works to balance these energies, allowing for less or more sweating to occur.
Yes, acupuncture can treat sweating.
Yes, acupuncture can often be successful with excessive sweating.

For something like this, you need to make sure you see a provider who is actually trained in Chinese medicine and licensed as an acupuncturist in your state. If you're not in CA, you can start with the "Find a Practitioner" link at to get a list of folks local to you.