Acupuncture may help those suffering from excessive perspiration. No one is sure what causes excessive sweating has to do with the sweat glands over reacting to both temperature and emotional stress. The cause of secondary hyperhydrosis can be attributed to issues such as Panic Attacks, Anxiety Disorders, Hyperthyroid, Hypothyroid, Caner, Menopause and Obesity.
Methods of treatment are abundant, some are extreme such as surgery and others natural, such as acupuncture. Hyperhydrosis Acupuncture has been said to be successful in the treatment of excessive sweating.
Chinese medicine, such as hyperhydrosis acupuncture, is often over looked by western medicine and may be worth pursuing before attempting surgery or prescriptions. Acupuncture originated in China more than 2,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world.
What is Hyperhydrosis Acupuncture?
Acupuncture became better known in the United States in 1971, when New York Times reporter James Reston wrote about how doctors in China used needles to ease his pain after surgery. It is rumored that around this time frame is when hyperhydrosis acupuncture was also introduced to western society.
The term acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques; it stimulates points directly related to excessive sweating. American practices of acupuncture incorporate medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries. The acupuncture technique that has been most studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.
What does Hyperhydrosis acupuncture feel like?
Acupuncture needles are metallic, solid, and hair-thin. People experience hyperhydrosis acupuncture differently, but most feel little or no pain as the needles are inserted. Some people are energized by treatment, while others feel relaxed. Improper needle placement, movement of the patient, or defects in the needle can cause soreness and pain during treatment and is a prime example of why it’s important to seek treatment from a qualified hyperhidrosis acupuncture practitioner.
Is acupuncture safe?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved hyperhidrosis acupuncture needles for use by licensed practitioners in 1996. The FDA requires that sterile, nontoxic needles be used and that they be labeled for single use by qualified practitioners only.
Relatively few complications from the use of hyperhydrosis acupuncture have been reported to the FDA in light of the millions of people treated each year and the number of acupuncture needles used. Still, complications have resulted from inadequate sterilization of needles and from improper delivery of treatments. When not delivered properly, acupuncture can cause serious adverse effects, including infections and punctured organs.
Health care practitioners can be a resource for referral to acupuncturists for hyperhydrosis. More medical doctors, including neurologists, anesthesiologists, and specialists in physical medicine, are becoming trained in hyperhidrosis acupuncture, TCM, and other CAM therapies.
Check a hyperhydrosis practitioner’s credentials.
An acupuncture practitioner specializing in excessive sweating, who is licensed with credentials may provide better care than one who is not. About 40 states have established training standards for acupuncture certification, but states have varied requirements for obtaining a license to practice acupuncture.
My son has been suffering Hyperhidrosis with his hands, feet and buttocks sweating terribly for years and it interferes with his chiropractor work, has anyone experienced this and does the acupuncture work?
We have heard about the Botox but is it safe! Thank you!
Kathy S. says
I suffer from severe hyperhidrosis of the hands, feet, and underarms. 10 years ago I discovered that the drug Robinul Forte works miracles for me! My whole quality of life has changed for the better! This medication worked instantly for me. I started by taking one dose in the morning and it lasted until well into the evening. I now only take 1/3 of a tablet during the hottest parts of the summer and about 1/4 or 1/5 of a tablet during the winter months. (I live in Texas and the summers are very hot here).
I do find that it works better if I take it on an empty stomach with water. It usually takes effect within 30 minutes. If I eat, then take it, it usually takes about 2 hours or so before I see the effects.
I buy the generic (Glycopyrrolate) which works just as well and is much less expensive.
I hope you find this “miracle” as I did. Now I feel like a normal person!
Emmanuel jasper says
Hey there I have suffered with hyperhydroais underarms for almost five years, and am desperate for medication, with what I have acupuncture looks like a solution but how to access it am in Uganda, I need help pliz thanx
Poyraz Akay says
I’ve had Acupuncture for my sweating with mixed results, sometimes it works great, others it doesn’t seem to help at all. I think my diet is interfering with it and when I’m eating right, I seem to get the best results. You know how when you’re in the grove, when your body and mind are quick and feel optimized? That’s when the acupuncture works best for me, but finding that grove right balance is very hard for me!
If I figure out the exact natural diet that’s working with the acupuncture, I will let you know and if anyone here has discovered something natural, please share with me.
mary simpson says
I live in New Jersey (South) my brother since he was a child has excessive sweating of his head which continues down his fact and onto his body. This is extremely embarrassing for him and no doctor around here has any answers. He is now an adult and to work at a job is a real factor bc people look at him like he is using or there is something wrong with him. Can anyone help PLEASE PLEASE
Derick Linkoantsane says
Hey there I really need help with feet ,facial ,underarms and palms hyperhydrosis which I’ve suffering about since childhood ,pls if there is any acupuncture help in South Africa around JHB and PTA area pls ! Pls ! Let me know.
Arun P Bose says
Sir/madam,I had been suffering from hyperhidrosis over last past years and i am still continuing it.It has been effected on my hand and feet.Is there any treatment for it.please help me!!!!
Where in south korea can i find hyperhidrosis accupuncture treatment. Pls help me.
Is there anyone from Dubai suffering from hyperhidrosis??
I have the opposite problem–my sweat glands barely work and I become overheated very easily. Can acupuncture help this condition?
Sweaty hands in Nepal says
I sad because me born in nepal. here is no hyperhidrosis treatment. my self esteem is goes down when my palm, feet, arm are full up sweat. drysol, botex and acupuncture therapy not available in our market. Please help me is here any treatment here at all?
james mac says
Been suffered facial hyperhidrosis for 5 years but it’s getting worse when it get older. Cannabis might caused it but i believed that anti depression medication make it worse. Will try acupuncture but hoping it will not waste my money on them. I keep update after my treatment. Finger crosses!
I have suffered from excessive sweating from my head, neck and face since 1999, over the years I have noticed that salt in any amount causes the sweating to be more brutal.Can acupuncture help me with this problem?. Every specialist I have seen has told me that I have to learn with it.Please HELP.
i m suffering by hiperhidrosis since my childhood. still i can’t get rid off from this problem. from my hand, feet and underarms, sweating more and more than normal in any time. is there any treatment available in nepal or india. if treatment is avaiable in nepal that is better for me. please kindly hear me.
Felix Tirtakusmanah says
I’m a licenced acupuncturist, and I think that treating palmar hyperhydrosis of hand and feet is very easy to treat you can do it yourself by warming the points Ki-1 and Pc-8 with a moxa stick.
Where in South Africa (Pretoria) can i find a hyperhidrosis acupuncture docter???? i have had hyperhidrosis since i was 14 (now 20years old) and i would really like to try anything that might help! please contact me!
When i learn about sweat problems.i m also find about hyperhidrosis.i am suffering hyperhidrosis since childhood.my hand and feet more sweaty and get nervous from it.can hyperhidrosis treatment in nepal?
Has anyone tried acupuncture to cure hyperhidrosis? Please reply!
I have suffered for over 20 years, have tried powders, botox, diet etc to little or no avail, but have had 3 sessions with a Acupuncturist in Manly, Brisbane and already seeing results. Fingers crossed…..
Does anyone know which points are good for hyperhidrosis? I am a sportsacupuncturist, and don´t use the meridians in my treatments. However, I would like to try to treat myself for my facial hyperhidrosis.
Rajkumar shrestha says
I am 26 yrs old from nepal.i ve been suffering from hyperhidrosis since childhood.i showed many neurologist but no way out.no treatment is available in mY COUNTRY.I M TIERD OF LIVIN MY OWN LIFE.PLZ HELP ME OUT.
Okay, so I’m 13 years old and i have been suffering hyperhidrosis for 3 years. I am very skilled in covering it up, and have tried numerous things. I wear a black sweater of some kind over all of my shirts, and it has seemed to hide whats underneath.
I don’t know if this is just God showing me that i need to rise my self esteem or that for some unlucky reason i was cursed with this. My mom decided to go to an organic natural doctor and i found out that acupuncture has helped people before. I’m not sure if I’m ready for this kind of disappointment, but maybe it’s worth it.
I would like to know how reliable this source is, and how much it usually costs. Thank you(:
Spokane WA, Taylor B
salman raza says
is any acupuncture practitioner is available in Pakistan.
Where is the closest qualified hyperhidrosis acupuncture practitioner to my address of Troy Montana 59935?
Please forgive all the commas, strange cmputer or typist!
Where in Johannesburg SA can I find a qualified Hyperhydrosis Acupuncture practioner?
sweaty betty says
Where can I find a Hyperhydrosis Acupuncture in Perth, Western Australia, that deals with hand and feet?
Mpumi Galela says
where can i find hyperhydrosis acupuncture around Johannesburg
any hyperhydrosis acupuncturist in Hyderabad, India?
I am from Philippines and my boyfriend from London UK, I am suffering from hyperhidrosis since birth and my boyfriend took me to the blue water mall where we went to have acupuncture for sweating. My first session seems to be effective but I’m told I still need 9 more sessions before it will be gone forever in my life!!! I cannot wait, I hope this really works and doesn’t end up being a lie!
Dr. Richard Tiegen DMD, AP says
I am an acupuncturist in practice for 15 years. Worked in neurology practice for 10 and have previous degree in dentistry with internship in surgery. I have treated many cases of hyperhydrosis. Some cases respond splendidly and others not. I never experienced a worsening of symptoms from treatment. I believe needling needs to be subtle- shallow insertions and very little if any manipulation. Generally, less is more. Happy to answer any questions. Located in South Florida.
Dr. Richard Tiegen DMD, AP
I’ve tried acupuncture in the past to treat my hyperhidrosis and found that it became worse. the acupuncturist i used was not specialized in the field of hyperhidrosis and i feel like he didn’t really know what he was doing? Where can i find someone with proven experience and results in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia?
I am from Dubai, is there any hyperhydrosis acupuncture doctor available here? I tried botox injections last month but it’s of no use. Has anyone had success with this form of treatment?
i have had Hyperhidrosis since I was 16 years old and it’s starting to bother me much more now that I’m a bit older. where in England, Bradford can i find a well qualified Hyperhidrosis doctor?
Where can I find a qualified hyperhidrosis acupuncturist in Queensland, Australia?
any hyperhydrosis acupuncturist in London?
Ronnie Kisubika says
I am 36 years old and i have been having hyperhidrosis since birth. Where can i get Acupuncture help for this problem in Johannesburg South Africa.
Irma Furnish says
I am looking for a qualified hyperhidrosis acupuncturist in the Houston area or Lubbock, TX area. Anyone have information? How do I go about finding one? I’m desperate!
I suffer from excessive sweating for at least five years now. Maybe its because of the cannabis, alcohol and E i took back then, no one knows. But just two days ago i went to an acupuncturist for the first time, and its already better! I still sweat, but it comes later, and doesn’t last as long as it did before. I also got some Chinese herb pills from the acupuncturist.
So I can’t wait for what the next treatment will bring. It’s promising! Whether its really working on my body or it’s just in my mind, i don’t care (I’m not an easy believer though). It helps already.
I will post any further results…
charlie bowsher says
Can anyone recommend a good hyperhidrosis Doctor in south east england?
how can I locate a qualified acupuncturist for hyperhidrosis in Connecticut?
maggie milloff says
Where is South FL can I find a qualified hyperhidrosis acupuncturist? I have spent about $7,000 over the last 5 years trying to fix this with acupuncture. The symptoms get worse depending on who I am going to because they don’t know how to treat this. This all started with acupuncture.
My whole life only my face sweat, nothing else. It was GREAT, but I didn’t know it. I went to an acupuncturist to maybe balance the sweating throughout the body and opened up my whole body. Since this happened with acupuncture, I have been trying to fix it with acupuncture. I am worse – the last guy put a needle in my head which makes my hair drenched, and also in the center of my back which makes my back drenched. I am really messing myself up.
Please, if you know anybody who could help me in the South FL area, I need to know. Thank you so much. Any other suggestions?
Quy Trinh says
Where in GA can I get acupuncture because I have a severe hyperhidrosis and everything I have read says to give this a shot.
florence madu says
I need to find a hyperhydrosis Acupunture in northern Virginia, any ideas?
Where in north Carolina can i find a well qualified hyperhidrosis acupuncture doctor?
Where in South Africa (Durban) can i make contact for Hyperhydrosis acupuncture treatment
alejandro cruz says
saludos mi pregunta es como puedo quitarme este gran problemas de hiperhidrosis palmar que no me deja vivir con tranquilidad y es mi gran complejo por favor ayudenme.