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 Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 20 11
Pain 13 8
General health 8 5
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 3 3
Anxious mood 3 3
Depressed mood 3 3

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  • 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 2
Mild 5
None 26

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

Side effect Patients
Dizziness 1
Dizziness and feeling faint 1
Dizziness with hypotension upon standing 1
Muscle pain 1
Overwhelming emotions 1
Post exertional fatigue or malaise 1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs

Dosage Patients
weekly 8
as needed 1
every other week 1
monthly 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 24
Usually 5
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 19
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 16
$100-199 3
$50-99 3
$25-49 1
< $25 4
Not specified 6
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2 patient evaluations for Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs

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Gusprieto
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Gusprieto
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
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

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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

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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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