What is Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs?

Category: Procedures

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Generic name: Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a technique of inserting and manipulating needles into specific points on the body. These lie on 'chi meriridans', lines of energy flowing through the body from specific organs. Acupuncture aims to disrupt blockages of chi energy that accumulate in these points to improve health.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

Purpose
Patients
Patients with evaluations
Perceived effectiveness

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 3
None 19

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs

Side effect Patients
Dizziness 1
Muscle pain 1
Overwhelming emotions 1
Post exertional fatigue or malaise 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs

Dosage Patients
weekly 9
every other week 2
as needed 1
daily 1
monthly 1
m,w,f 1

Adherence


Always
Patients
16
70%
Usually
Patients
5
22%
Sometimes
Patients
1
4%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
1
4%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
1
4%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
3
13%
A little hard to take
Patients
5
22%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
14
61%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
9
39%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
3
13%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
3
13%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
1
4%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
3
13%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
4
17%
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2 patient evaluations for Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs

Gusprieto
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Gusprieto
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Jul 9, 2015 (Started Mar 03, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: It's helped me, with my breathing and flexibility and stiffness and tightness and swallow and soreness with muscles.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Junediagnosis
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Junediagnosis
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: g
I have:
MS

See Junediagnosis's full Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs history

Aug 13, 2010 (Started Jul 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Weakness in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Weakness in arms)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Even if acupuncture weren't helping me cope with some of my issues it has had a possitive effect in my sleeping, eating, muscle tenseness, energy levels, etc. It may not work for everyone but personally I think it is a great suppliment to the vitamins and hopefully it will make it so that I can get of the medications I am taking sooner.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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