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I recently had cervicle neck surgery, to decompress pinched  nerves c6,c7,t1.  My arm feels somewhat better, but my fingers are weak.  Doc said stregth may return, but will be a long time, if at all.  Can acupincture help my fingers regain strength?  Mainly I cant lift the fingers, but still have grip, and feeling, and dexterity.

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Hi Jay,
Yes, I believe that acupuncture can help you speed your healing and recovery.  It does help with muscle atrophy and weakness.  Herbal Medicines will be able to help you as well.  Please go to a board certified acupuncturist.  Check out NCCAOM.org to find one in your area.  

Good Luck,
Heather Vandeburg LAc MSOM diplAC

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Heather Vandeburg L.Ac M.S.O.M. dipl.Ac

Expertise

I can answer any questions about Acupuncture, Chinese Herbals, Tuina (Chinese massage, Cupping, and Gua Sha. I can answer questions about Qi, Meridians, and Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory. I can answer how these different modalities can benefit different conditions.

Experience

I have a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practice in DeKalb IL. I have been practicing TCM since 2002. I have given many lectures and classes on the subject of Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Women’s Health, Nutrition and Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation. This Includes speaking at an International Conference for the United Leukodystrophy Foundation.

Organizations
AAOM, NCCAOM, CCAOM, ILAAOM, APA

Publications
For Women Today, ILAAOM publications, State of Dentistry,

Education/Credentials
Master degree in Oriental Medicine, Bachelor degree in Nutrition, Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences. I am lisensed and board certified in Acupuncture. I did an advanced internship at Guang Zhou University in Guang Zhou China.

Awards and Honors
I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine

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