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Hiv And Accupuncture

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Ask the Experts

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 »

Accupuncture Risk

Ryan, Do you know if accupuncture treatment uses new needles for each patient? Also, I witnessed... Read more »


Hi i went to a diet clinic of accupuncture , they just put me one needle for few seconds near the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chinese Acupuncture

What Is Acupuncture? Why Do People With HIV Use Acupuncture? How Is Acupuncture Used? What Are the Risks and Side Effects? How Do We Know It Works? For More Information What Is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a healing technique used in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canadian Doctor Brings Touch of Chinese Healing to Thai Medicine

Acupuncture is not a part of traditional medicine in Thailand. However, since 2004, Vancouver naturopathic doctor Laura Louie has employed acupuncture and massage to help HIV/AIDS patients at the Mae On Clinic cope with the pain, fatigue, numbness,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Complementary Health Agency Set to Receive Help

The Immune Enhancement Project (IEP), a nonprofit that provides services including acupuncture and therapeutic massage to people with AIDS and other conditions, announced on Sept. 12 that it would close by the end of the month. Now, city officials... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

A Space and Time for Healing: The Importance of the Abundance Paradigm

November, 1981, 7:30 a.m.: clients line up in front of an old Department of Health building in the Bronx -- the acupuncture building. It was there I learned the vital importance of healing; of maintaining an environment that holds healing. June,... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

seven years ago i was diagnosed with hiv...

Posted by Anonymous
Seven years ago, I was diagnosed with hiv. My Tcell count was
under 500, and the doc immediately prescribed AZT. When I
suggested that I didn't want to take something so toxic, he said,
"I'm tired of young gay men telling me that they won't take... Read more »

is that true?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I heard that one can get infected by accupancture needles,is that true??????? Read more »