What is East Asian therapy?

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 4 3
Pain 4 3
General health 3 2
Balance problems 1 0
Improve flexibility/strength 1 0
Improve mobility 1 2

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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 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with East Asian therapy

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for East Asian therapy.