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Acupuncture for Allergies?

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Created September 16, 2012 at 3:51 PM

I've tried a ton of natural cures for my allergies and nothing has worked yet. What is your experience with acupuncture, specifically for allergies? What about other natural cures I may not have tried. I live in the Midwest so there is plenty of ragweed in the air at all times in the spring, summer, and fall.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on February 19, 2013
at 09:43 PM

That's funny...nail salons in my area offer the same shit. Chiropractors kept my husband walking and acupuncture reduces the pain that Western doctors have said multiple times nothing could be done about. Believe whatever you like; diet does not cure everything and "alternative therapies" are excellent resources. Chiropractors in your area must have to troll for business; those foot baths are offered by pedicurists in my area. Yes, they are quite the joke.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 19, 2013
at 09:39 PM

Palaz actually pretty much has it right. And you don't need acupuncture to release hormones, pretty much anything will. That's why I get out the rubber ducky on this one -- "quack, quack!" quackery http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/puncturing-the-acupuncture-myth/

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 19, 2013
at 09:07 PM

Local chiropractors in my area also offer "detox foot baths". For those who don't already know: http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/544-another-fraud-of-alternative-medicine-foot-cleanses.html Mainstream medicine is often ineffective. However, one still needs to remain skeptical when considering alternative therapies.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 19, 2013
at 08:55 PM

This article makes some more great points to why acupuncture falls in line with quackery: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/puncturing-the-acupuncture-myth/ As I've already stated, there is a significant lack of evidence that spinal manipulation can treat or cure any type of disease. Probably because, it doesn't. The chiropractor has something else though to make it seem as if his practice is legitimate: He offers frequently sound health advice and typically effective nutritional supplements.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on February 19, 2013
at 06:54 PM

Oh, Paul, you are so misinformed. Acupuncture and chiropractic are both very valuable treatments and effective on their own. Combining them with a very healthy diet that reduces inflammation makes the trio invaluable.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 19, 2013
at 05:24 PM

"Accupuncture and paleo" assumes accupuncture was effective but in reality, Paleo was the effective treatment. This is similar in chiropracty, whereas the manipulation of joints is not scientifically sound in treating disease but the nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes leads one to believe in its effectiveness. Don't be fooled and stay skeptical my friends!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 19, 2013
at 05:23 PM

"Accupuncture and paleo" assumes accupuncture was effective but in reality, Paleo was the effective treatment. This is similar in chiropracty, whereas the manipulation of joints is not scientifically sound in treating disease but the nutrition supplements and lifestyle changes leads one to believe in its effectivness. Don't be fooled and stay skeptical my friends!

269cc064c414e6dfadbc7755f2582d60

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on September 17, 2012
at 08:49 PM

Most of pains have neurological implications. I am neither a nervous system specialist nor I need to know it comprehensively to be able to give my view and standpoint about acupuncture. If there is any sceintific explanation for acupuncture, then it is just in relation to the nervous system, which in turn triggers the brain to create certain hormons mitigating the pain. Is there any other general explanation? I would like to know it.

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on September 17, 2012
at 01:14 PM

Read my comment above...TCM Masters course work is ~3,300 hours, of which only 500 are Western med. "The highest level" of 320 hours is a joke considering most TCM grads also spend time interning in China where their eyes are really opened.

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on September 17, 2012
at 04:25 AM

Here's the math for SF's ACTCM: Hours of pre-req science: 242, hours of Western Med: 539, hours of TCM Medical theory: 1012, hours of acupuncture training (excludes clinic): 792, hours of herbal medicine: 495, hours of clinic: 479 for a total of 3,317 hours. So, if you are comfortable with a clinician (DC, DVM, etc) having ~4% of the education they should have...well, that's up to you. For me, I'd like to know my practitioner is educated AND board certified.

076aefc04dc660161475c1b5f61fae86

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on September 17, 2012
at 03:57 AM

Sorry Math Girl, I just saw the "American trained hack" part.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on September 17, 2012
at 02:17 AM

BLAH people don't understand that even if the original explanation doesn't make sense (yes, imaginary energy doesn't make sense as per the first description of acupuncture) that doesn't mean the whole practice is bunk. It was practiced for a very long time, and now we know it has a real effect with nerve manipulation etc. Not a loss.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on September 17, 2012
at 02:10 AM

Marie, at no point did I claim a 10 -day certification course was sufficient.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on September 17, 2012
at 01:20 AM

Third....."expecially" before you learn to use spell check.....OK, I'm done here.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on September 17, 2012
at 12:45 AM

And a paper from 1990....are you serious?

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on September 17, 2012
at 12:44 AM

Anyone that quotes that disbarred (yes no longer even allowed to practice) hack Stephen Barrett gets a down vote.

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on September 17, 2012
at 12:38 AM

Meh, disagree. Sorry but your math doesn't add up Marie. Certification for Chiropractors to in acupuncture is over 100hrs....thats IN ADDITION TO 4 years of post grad education in health to attain a DC degree. Sorry if its not a strict adherence to traditional Chinese philosophy of medicine. That does not mean that what is learned is useless. Please understand that your 4 year (master leverl) course is likely to include much of what a MD or DC learns in their own education....therefore the practice of the art is all that is actually left to learn.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on September 17, 2012
at 12:11 AM

Hmmm...how well do you know how the nervous system works palez? Does chronic pain have neurological implications on other parts of the body? Does neurological dysfunction increase the release of stress hormone that could help to trigger immune dysfunction? I'm speaking from my knowledge of neuromechanical work (chiropractic), but if you say accupuncture addresses the nervous system what system do you suppose coordinates and controls every other system from the time of the neural fold in embryo forward?

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on September 17, 2012
at 12:08 AM

Hmmm...how well do you know how the nervous system works palez? Does chronic pain have neurological implications on other parts of the body? Does neurological dysfunction increase the release of stress hormone that could help to trigger immune dysfunction? I'm speaking from my knowledge of neuromechanical work (chiropractic), but if you say accupuncture addresses the nervous system what system do you suppose coordinates and controls every other system from the time of the neural chord in embryo forward?

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(4878)

on September 16, 2012
at 09:58 PM

Tell that to the $300K show jumpers who get weekly treatments! I've seen them kick on their stall doors in anticipation when they hear her truck drive up. Then they pop their heads over the door and start nickering. Unless you've experienced it and the dramatic benefits that are possible (Master Tung style, for instance), it is hard to believe. The problem w/TCM is that the system doesn't fit within a double blind randomized trial framework.

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(4878)

on September 16, 2012
at 09:49 PM

MathGirl72- I'm studying the "business of TCM" for my doctorate and agree w/Doug 100%. The MDs, DCs, and DVMs absolutely do not have the education needed to practice this science effectively. It is a joke to think their 10 day cert course is the same as 4 years (masters level) of courses, not to mention the 2 years of clinic. While the education of those in the 70-90s may have been weaker than those graduating in the last 10 years, they were heavily mentored and many of those older practitioners are now amazing. However, the younger ones now have the benefit of strict accreditation and boards.

269cc064c414e6dfadbc7755f2582d60

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on September 16, 2012
at 09:17 PM

There is no magic behind acupuncture. As indicated the way it works is to stimulate the nervous system. Acupuncture can be an option in chronically pain therapy. But there is no evidence that it can help to mitigate other problems. At least I am not aware of any. And I do not know how it can help for Allergies.

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

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on September 16, 2012
at 08:56 PM

Same here, invaluable for me.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 16, 2012
at 07:31 PM

I asked around and talked to MANY people. The first one I tried was a real egotist and I didn't trust him as far as I could throw him. I then found his former partner and absolutely love him. It was obvious why my current acupuncturist parted ways with the previous one. You want to find someone who listens, is interested in what you are doing and providing you with advice on ways to adjust it, and treats you like you are the only one in existence while in the room with you.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 16, 2012
at 07:30 PM

I talked to asked around and talked to MANY people. The first one I tried was a real egotist and I didn't trust him as far as I could throw him. I then found his former partner and absolutely love him. It was obvious why my current acupuncturist parted ways with the previous one. You want to find someone who listens, is interested in what you are doing and providing you with advice on ways to adjust it, and treats you like you are the only one in existence while in the room with you.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 16, 2012
at 07:09 PM

Hmmm...so you were trained in traditional Chinese medicine, didn't take a "weekend" class, yet disagree with what I said? Does not compute...

Fa31aa9f354625c33c0807379c584d65

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on September 16, 2012
at 06:04 PM

Thanks for the reply. Any advice on finding a good acupuncturist?

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 16, 2012
at 05:54 PM

What are you basing your doubt on? Zero experience?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on September 16, 2012
at 05:42 PM

Doug, will acupuncture help me with digestive problems? I don't know what I have besides gluten intolerance and gastritis, but I have something weird.

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61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on September 16, 2012
at 04:03 PM

I highly recommend acupuncture. I do recommend seeking out someone trained in traditional Chinese medicine and not some American-trained hack. With acupuncture and Paleo, I have not needed any antihistamines since April, nor have I needed to use a rescue inhaler for asthma. I live in an area with a great deal of allergens and smog year-round.

Fa31aa9f354625c33c0807379c584d65

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on September 16, 2012
at 06:04 PM

Thanks for the reply. Any advice on finding a good acupuncturist?

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on September 16, 2012
at 08:56 PM

Same here, invaluable for me.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 16, 2012
at 07:30 PM

I talked to asked around and talked to MANY people. The first one I tried was a real egotist and I didn't trust him as far as I could throw him. I then found his former partner and absolutely love him. It was obvious why my current acupuncturist parted ways with the previous one. You want to find someone who listens, is interested in what you are doing and providing you with advice on ways to adjust it, and treats you like you are the only one in existence while in the room with you.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 16, 2012
at 07:31 PM

I asked around and talked to MANY people. The first one I tried was a real egotist and I didn't trust him as far as I could throw him. I then found his former partner and absolutely love him. It was obvious why my current acupuncturist parted ways with the previous one. You want to find someone who listens, is interested in what you are doing and providing you with advice on ways to adjust it, and treats you like you are the only one in existence while in the room with you.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on February 19, 2013
at 09:43 PM

That's funny...nail salons in my area offer the same shit. Chiropractors kept my husband walking and acupuncture reduces the pain that Western doctors have said multiple times nothing could be done about. Believe whatever you like; diet does not cure everything and "alternative therapies" are excellent resources. Chiropractors in your area must have to troll for business; those foot baths are offered by pedicurists in my area. Yes, they are quite the joke.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on February 19, 2013
at 06:54 PM

Oh, Paul, you are so misinformed. Acupuncture and chiropractic are both very valuable treatments and effective on their own. Combining them with a very healthy diet that reduces inflammation makes the trio invaluable.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 19, 2013
at 05:24 PM

"Accupuncture and paleo" assumes accupuncture was effective but in reality, Paleo was the effective treatment. This is similar in chiropracty, whereas the manipulation of joints is not scientifically sound in treating disease but the nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes leads one to believe in its effectiveness. Don't be fooled and stay skeptical my friends!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 19, 2013
at 05:23 PM

"Accupuncture and paleo" assumes accupuncture was effective but in reality, Paleo was the effective treatment. This is similar in chiropracty, whereas the manipulation of joints is not scientifically sound in treating disease but the nutrition supplements and lifestyle changes leads one to believe in its effectivness. Don't be fooled and stay skeptical my friends!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 19, 2013
at 08:55 PM

This article makes some more great points to why acupuncture falls in line with quackery: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/puncturing-the-acupuncture-myth/ As I've already stated, there is a significant lack of evidence that spinal manipulation can treat or cure any type of disease. Probably because, it doesn't. The chiropractor has something else though to make it seem as if his practice is legitimate: He offers frequently sound health advice and typically effective nutritional supplements.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 19, 2013
at 09:07 PM

Local chiropractors in my area also offer "detox foot baths". For those who don't already know: http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/544-another-fraud-of-alternative-medicine-foot-cleanses.html Mainstream medicine is often ineffective. However, one still needs to remain skeptical when considering alternative therapies.

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B7b4a1b09fc4eb0a8f7938c3c38f3169

on February 19, 2013
at 05:17 PM

"Acupuncture is a waste of time and money..." narrow minded people such as yourself irritate me. Don't knock it until you try it is all I can say. You know what is a waste of time/money?? Our health system and the doctors that are only interested in $$ and share your narrow point of view.

Acupuncture has literally saved me. I was in constant pain with chronic hernia pain for 10 months...couldn't go to work for awhile it was so bad, just laid up in bed. The "doctors" in our shitty healthcare of America couldn't find shit. I spent thousands of dollars on doctors, urologists, surgeon, MRI, tests, etc etc. After 10 months of tests/doctor visit absolutely NOTHING was found and I was no further than I was in the beginning!!! Now THATS a waste of time/money!!!!

So fast forward to 3 weeks ago, I had already lost faith in this shit healthcare so began to look for alternative / natural help. I found acupuncture. I have been to ONLY 5 sessions over the past 3 weeks, and my pain is about 90% gone!!!! I feel normal again after all these months! I can start working out again and almost don't have any pain. On top of that, I had the flu and couldn't get over it with $200 worth of antibiotics/flu meds the stupid doctors gave me 2 months ago. I couldn't get over it. Acupuncture cleared that up as well. The respiratory problems I had since I had the flu are completely gone.

Don't say some ignorant BS about waste of time/money unless you TRULY know. It is almost offensive to someone like myself, I have my life back and can do normal things again. My story is true and none of it exaggerated/made up.

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on September 16, 2012
at 05:27 PM

Chiropractic treatment helps my wife. She has some allergy and asthmatic tendencies. When she is not breathing well she gets an adjustment and that usually alleviates her symptoms significantly. Mechanically you could see how fixations in the spine and rib cage especially can contribute to reduced lung funciton, but there is also the neurological effect. I know many chiropractors that also practice acupuncture. May be worth while to do both. In the long run, however I am absolutely certain that cleaning up diet and the products and environment that you keep is of utmost importance. Things like replacing carpets with wood floor, no mold/mildew behind your drywall, personal care product and what you use to clean with to just name a few....

Oh, just read the comment above on chiro accupunturists and a "weekend course" and thought I should add that...the starting level of competency for certification is 105hrs (hardly a weekend course)....those that reach diplomat level have over 200 hrs of training in it and those that reach the highest level have over 320 hrs of classroom training all IN ADDITION to their 4 year post grad DC degree.

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on September 17, 2012
at 01:14 PM

Read my comment above...TCM Masters course work is ~3,300 hours, of which only 500 are Western med. "The highest level" of 320 hours is a joke considering most TCM grads also spend time interning in China where their eyes are really opened.

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076aefc04dc660161475c1b5f61fae86

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on September 16, 2012
at 05:13 PM

Acupuncture in combination with Chinese herbs (customized to your Chinese Medicine diagnosis) works really well for air born type allergies (not severe food allergies).

If you are in "the season," symptoms can be greatly reduced. If you looking for more of a cure, expect 3 months of treatment in the non-allergy season.

BTW I'm an American trained acupuncturist and I disagree with the above statement. With exception of MD's and DC's that took a weekend class to learn acupuncture, all acupuncturists today must complete a 4 year accredited Master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (along with passing state and national boards).

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 16, 2012
at 07:09 PM

Hmmm...so you were trained in traditional Chinese medicine, didn't take a "weekend" class, yet disagree with what I said? Does not compute...

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(4878)

on September 16, 2012
at 09:49 PM

MathGirl72- I'm studying the "business of TCM" for my doctorate and agree w/Doug 100%. The MDs, DCs, and DVMs absolutely do not have the education needed to practice this science effectively. It is a joke to think their 10 day cert course is the same as 4 years (masters level) of courses, not to mention the 2 years of clinic. While the education of those in the 70-90s may have been weaker than those graduating in the last 10 years, they were heavily mentored and many of those older practitioners are now amazing. However, the younger ones now have the benefit of strict accreditation and boards.

076aefc04dc660161475c1b5f61fae86

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on September 17, 2012
at 03:57 AM

Sorry Math Girl, I just saw the "American trained hack" part.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on September 16, 2012
at 05:42 PM

Doug, will acupuncture help me with digestive problems? I don't know what I have besides gluten intolerance and gastritis, but I have something weird.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 17, 2012
at 02:10 AM

Marie, at no point did I claim a 10 -day certification course was sufficient.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on September 17, 2012
at 12:38 AM

Meh, disagree. Sorry but your math doesn't add up Marie. Certification for Chiropractors to in acupuncture is over 100hrs....thats IN ADDITION TO 4 years of post grad education in health to attain a DC degree. Sorry if its not a strict adherence to traditional Chinese philosophy of medicine. That does not mean that what is learned is useless. Please understand that your 4 year (master leverl) course is likely to include much of what a MD or DC learns in their own education....therefore the practice of the art is all that is actually left to learn.

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(4878)

on September 17, 2012
at 04:25 AM

Here's the math for SF's ACTCM: Hours of pre-req science: 242, hours of Western Med: 539, hours of TCM Medical theory: 1012, hours of acupuncture training (excludes clinic): 792, hours of herbal medicine: 495, hours of clinic: 479 for a total of 3,317 hours. So, if you are comfortable with a clinician (DC, DVM, etc) having ~4% of the education they should have...well, that's up to you. For me, I'd like to know my practitioner is educated AND board certified.

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on June 26, 2014
at 01:33 PM

Acupuncture is one of the effective ways that can help for allergies. They helps in improving your improve immune system which helps to make you less vulnerable to allergy trigger over time. Acupuncture also helps to open lungs coughing, wheezing and breathing. They rather help in improving your allergy symptoms. They are more effective for the treatment like reducing inflammation in sinus cavity watery eyes, headaches etc. Moreover they help you not only in seasonal allergy but also in future allergy season.

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on June 26, 2014
at 01:01 PM

I am an American trained acupuncturist. Four year master's degree program trained by Chinese doctors. I treat allergies all of the time with just acupuncture. I have several patients off their allergy medications. It does work for allergies. Herbs can be helpful as well. Of course I also believe in cleaning up the diet and avoiding food intolerances. Dairy elimination is a big factor. However, some of my patients are unwilling to do this and most still receive good results with acupuncture.

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on September 16, 2012
at 09:05 PM

A Trad. Chinese medicine person might have some useful herbal treatments, But acupuncture is a waste of time and money. Piercing the skin along imaginary lines in order to steer the flow of imaginary 'energy' is as silly as it sounds. Traditional Chinese medicine never discovered the immune system, or the circulation of blood, or the nervous system. Any 'traditional' treatments for conditions they only learned of from westerners are loaded with post-hoc rationalizations of old traditions.

Please read the following first. Expecially before you listen to the avalanche of anecdotes and conspiracy-mongering from True Believers.

  1. The National Council Against Health Fraud's position paper on Accupuncture, from 1990: http://www.ncahf.org/pp/acu.html

  2. Stephen Barrett's overview, updated last year: http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/acu.html

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on September 17, 2012
at 01:20 AM

Third....."expecially" before you learn to use spell check.....OK, I'm done here.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on September 17, 2012
at 12:44 AM

Anyone that quotes that disbarred (yes no longer even allowed to practice) hack Stephen Barrett gets a down vote.

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on September 16, 2012
at 09:58 PM

Tell that to the $300K show jumpers who get weekly treatments! I've seen them kick on their stall doors in anticipation when they hear her truck drive up. Then they pop their heads over the door and start nickering. Unless you've experienced it and the dramatic benefits that are possible (Master Tung style, for instance), it is hard to believe. The problem w/TCM is that the system doesn't fit within a double blind randomized trial framework.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on September 17, 2012
at 12:45 AM

And a paper from 1990....are you serious?

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on September 17, 2012
at 02:17 AM

BLAH people don't understand that even if the original explanation doesn't make sense (yes, imaginary energy doesn't make sense as per the first description of acupuncture) that doesn't mean the whole practice is bunk. It was practiced for a very long time, and now we know it has a real effect with nerve manipulation etc. Not a loss.

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269cc064c414e6dfadbc7755f2582d60

on September 16, 2012
at 05:49 PM

Acupuncture can help against pain as stimulation of nervous system causes the brain to produce pain inhibiting messengers. I am in doubt that it can help in case of allergies.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on September 16, 2012
at 05:54 PM

What are you basing your doubt on? Zero experience?

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on September 17, 2012
at 12:11 AM

Hmmm...how well do you know how the nervous system works palez? Does chronic pain have neurological implications on other parts of the body? Does neurological dysfunction increase the release of stress hormone that could help to trigger immune dysfunction? I'm speaking from my knowledge of neuromechanical work (chiropractic), but if you say accupuncture addresses the nervous system what system do you suppose coordinates and controls every other system from the time of the neural fold in embryo forward?

269cc064c414e6dfadbc7755f2582d60

(53)

on September 16, 2012
at 09:17 PM

There is no magic behind acupuncture. As indicated the way it works is to stimulate the nervous system. Acupuncture can be an option in chronically pain therapy. But there is no evidence that it can help to mitigate other problems. At least I am not aware of any. And I do not know how it can help for Allergies.

269cc064c414e6dfadbc7755f2582d60

(53)

on September 17, 2012
at 08:49 PM

Most of pains have neurological implications. I am neither a nervous system specialist nor I need to know it comprehensively to be able to give my view and standpoint about acupuncture. If there is any sceintific explanation for acupuncture, then it is just in relation to the nervous system, which in turn triggers the brain to create certain hormons mitigating the pain. Is there any other general explanation? I would like to know it.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on September 17, 2012
at 12:08 AM

Hmmm...how well do you know how the nervous system works palez? Does chronic pain have neurological implications on other parts of the body? Does neurological dysfunction increase the release of stress hormone that could help to trigger immune dysfunction? I'm speaking from my knowledge of neuromechanical work (chiropractic), but if you say accupuncture addresses the nervous system what system do you suppose coordinates and controls every other system from the time of the neural chord in embryo forward?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 19, 2013
at 09:39 PM

Palaz actually pretty much has it right. And you don't need acupuncture to release hormones, pretty much anything will. That's why I get out the rubber ducky on this one -- "quack, quack!" quackery http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/puncturing-the-acupuncture-myth/

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