What is Acupuncture - Ear?

Category: Complementary and Alternative Medicines

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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
Pain 4 1
Generalized anxiety disorder 2 1
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 0
Anxious mood 1 2
Blood clots in legs 1 1
Fibromyalgia 1 0

Show all 16 reasons taken


  • 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 0
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Acupuncture - Ear

Side effect Patients
Chest pain on left side 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Acupuncture - Ear

Dosage Patients
weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Acupuncture - Ear

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 2
Did not seem to work 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped having Acupuncture - Ear

Duration

Currently having Acupuncture - Ear

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped having Acupuncture - Ear

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Acupuncture - Ear.