|Is Acupuncture treatment can increase CD4
Jan 17, 2009
Hello, I am Hiv + after one year treatment my CD4 increased from 40 to 220. I am under kivexa and stocrin. Is Accupunture treatment can help to increase CD4 . I read so many papers about it. I would like to have the views of a scientific Thank you
Response from Dr. Frascino
Acupuncture has been used to treat various HIV-related conditions (pain associated with peripheral neuropathy, for instance), with varying outcomes. However, there are no solid scientific studies proving (or even suggesting) that acupuncture increases CD4 cell counts. Certainly there are anecdotal reports, but these reports are not scientifically sound and certainly fail the common sense test.
Your antiretroviral therapy has dramatically increased your CD4 count from 40 to 220. Acupuncture, used for this purpose, will merely fill you full of holes.
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