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Pain Management

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

Acupuncture can treat low back pain

How Acupuncture Works: New Research Explains

June 14, 2019

Research Update: New research might help explain how acupuncture works I often get asked the question, “how does acupuncture work.” There are actually many western explanations on how acupuncture works from a science perspective. The most well-known explanation is that acupuncture works by stimulating endorphin “the feel-good hormone” and thus reduces pain. The Interstitial Theory…

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Common myths about acupuncture answered

Top myths about acupuncture debunked

June 7, 2019

  Top myths about acupuncture you should stop believing right now I have found in my years of clinical practice many people have questions about acupuncture. Does it work? How does it work? Is it woo woo? I LOVE talking about acupuncture and debunking the common myths about acupuncture! I believe so strongly in the…

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Low back pain and acupuncture

Low back pain got you down? Let’s explore this natural option

June 1, 2019

What are some natural ways to treat low back pain? Low back pain can be debilitating. Chronic dull ache that can prohibit you from doing gardening, running, or even walking. Finding relief is key to regaining your quality of life! The first option for care should be the least force and natural way. Why? Toxic…

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CBD for pain relief

Common CBD Questions Answered

May 13, 2019

What is the deal with CBD? There is a lot of “buzz” around about CBD and using extracts from Marijuana for the treatment of many health conditions. Some states like Washington State have made it legal for the use of recreational marijuana, medical marijuana, and CBD extracts. There still are so many questions by the…

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Acupuncture for low back pain

Best Natural Ways to Ease Low Back Pain

May 8, 2019

  Acupuncture and Nutrition: Your Starting Point to Ease Low Back Pain Statistics show that almost eight out of ten people will experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and…

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Chronic pain

Can acupuncture really help chronic pain?

May 1, 2019

Acupuncture and Chronic Pain: Does it work? Let’s see what the research says. In May 2018, a team of researchers from the Acupuncture Trialists Collaboration published an update to previous chronic pain research in the Journal of Pain, the journal associated with the American Pain Society. The new article updates a study first released in…

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Acupuncture for stroke recovery

Acupuncture for stroke recovery

November 5, 2018

Acupuncture for Stroke Recovery   Strokes are quite common. In fact, strokes are the leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S. Approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke each year. A stroke results from an acute lack of blood supply to a portion of the brain. Because brain cells are very dependent on oxygen, a…

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rheumatoid arthritis

Can acupuncture help Rheumatoid Arthritis?

September 23, 2018

Top 3 ways acupuncture can help with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune condition involving pain in major joints. RA is the most common type of autoimmune arthritis and the CDC states that about 52.5 million people suffer from some sort of arthritis. Some early symptoms of RA include more than…

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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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