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Acupuncture is a complementary therapy that is being increasingly used in the day-to-day management of pain.

treatment options for sprains and strains

Top Natural Treatment Options for Sprains and Strains

June 19, 2018

Acupuncture treatment options for sprains and strains   We’ve all heard of and maybe even experienced a sprain or a strain. But do you really know the difference? A sprain is defined as a stretch or tear of a ligament. A strain, on the other hand, is defined as an injury to a muscle or…

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arthritis pain, carpal tunnel pain

Acupuncture Helps Relieve Arthritis Pain

June 16, 2018

What options are there for relieving arthritis pain? Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis among adults and affects joints in the hands, lower back and neck, causing great discomfort and reduced mobility for millions. Along with joint pain, people also suffer from sleep disturbances, lower mood, and fatigue. Typical Western treatments for osteoarthritis…

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Cupping Benefits

Cupping 101: What are those spots on your back?

January 19, 2018

What you need to know about cupping Do you have tight muscles that nothing seems to help the pain or spasms go away? You may need to check out cupping. Cupping is one of the tools used in Chinese medicine, along with acupuncture, to help the body heal and reduce symptoms. What is cupping exactly?…

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acupuncture and neck pain

Acupuncture for neck pain treatment

May 5, 2017

Acupuncture for neck pain treatment and prevention A study conducted by the Tzu Chi University in Taiwan demonstrated that cupping, a modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine, provided significant pain relief for chronic neck and shoulder pain. The participants in the study received a total of four cupping therapy treatments that lasted 10 to 15 minutes. They…

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neck and shoulder pain treatment case

Neck And Shoulder Pain Treatment

April 5, 2017

Got a pain in the neck? Acupuncture and trigger point injections are often sought after for neck and shoulder pain treatment.     Acupuncture is an important tool in the relief and treatment of neck and shoulder pain. Not only can people find relief in their initial session but also acupuncture works to address the…

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Acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis

Acupuncture for Knee Osteoarthritis

February 20, 2017

Acupuncture Research Update: Acupuncture for Knee Osteoarthritis They also concluded this evidence is consistent with all other current evidence regarding this matter. According to the study, after 12 weeks of treatments, subjects reported their knee pain was greatly reduced. The reported success rate of pain relief in the patients that received acupuncture treatments was 76…

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Acupuncture for sports injuries

Acupuncture Sticks It to Sports Injuries

November 29, 2016

Acupuncture Sticks It to Sports Injuries Contributing Author: Kim M. Filkins, L.Ac. Almost everybody has participated in sports activities at some point in their life. Along with playing sports comes the possibility of getting injured. Most of the time it’s something simple like a sprained ankle or general overuse of a muscle causing pain. For…

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Acupuncture

Three Common Misconceptions About Acupuncture

November 22, 2016

Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years. It is defined by tradition and a clearly established set of principles. Acupuncture is widely accepted around the world as an effective treatment for more than just pain. Several leading health organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, the Mayo Clinic, and the National Cancer Institute, have…

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Indicators your health needs a tune up

3 Indicators You Need a Health Tune-up

November 8, 2016

Tune into Health: Remember the days of rabbit ear antennas on your television sets? If you were lucky enough to find the exact seating position in your living room to optimize your body’s own magnetic field and the tilt of the earth’s axis, these beauties could tune in your favorite show with the crystal clarity…

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Dampness and Acupuncture

What is Dampness?

October 28, 2016

What is dampness and how acupuncture can help: Dampness is an insidious beast. It works its way in, silent and sneaky. Before you know it, you’re filled with it, and you can barely get out of your own way. Damp is a term acupuncturists use when the fluids of the body aren’t being processed correctly,…

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