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Acupuncture And Hiv Neuropathy

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Chinese Acupuncture

Some practitioners use small beads or tiny needles held in place with adhesive to keep pressure on an acupuncture point for a few days. What Are the Risks and Side Effects? Some people feel slight pain, numbness or tingling when acupuncture needles are inserted. Be certain that the acupuncturist uses sterile, disposable needles. In rare cases, people will feel dizzy or nauseated during acupuncture. There may be a drop of blood when a needle...
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Neuropathy and acupuncture

Is there any evidence to indicate whether accupuncture might be helpful in dealing with AIDS-related neuropathy? ...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
There are no randomized, controlled studies that demonstrate that acupuncture helps with neuropathy; however, some of my patients have anecdotally reported some benefit. There are believers and non-believers in acupuncture, and I lean toward the... Read more »

acupuncture

hi doc,is there any thing you can tell me about niropithy and acupuncture..if it helps..ty...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Neuropathy, pains in the feet may be caused by HIV, diabetes, alcohol, vitamin deficiencies and drugs. The first step in managing is finding the cause and removing it/treating it.There are some anacdotes of acupuncture helping HIV neuropathy.... Read more »

Is Acupuncture treatment can increase CD4

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 scientificThank you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,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... Read more »

Accupuncture and Neuropathy

Is there any evidence to indicate whether accupuncture might be helpful in dealing with AIDS-related neuropathy?...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Peripheral neuropathy is a most troubling complication of HIV infection or its therapy. With respect to antiretroviral drugs, it is most often associated with didanosine or stavudine, and may be worse if both of these drugs are used together. If... Read more »
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Acupuncture and HIV

Posted by Anonymous
HI. I'm looking for people who may be interested in participating in a research about acupuncture and HIV. I'm interested in interviewing people (in CA) about their experiences in acupuncture treatment for HIV, and to know what they thought about... Read more »

Acupuncture for HIV

Posted by ChineseMed, 3 Replies
A doctorate student is interviewing people who use acupuncture for HIV. I'm interested in hearing about experiences and how you think acupuncture has or has not been helpful. $20 per 1.5 hour interview. If you are interested, contact me at... Read more »

Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »

Neuropathy and HIV

Posted by drew50, 1 Reply
Hi,
I'd just like to bring my new site and blog to everyone's attention. If you know someone who is suffering from neuropathy, you'll know how life changing that can be. This site and blog are intended as information sources but also as media for... Read more »