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Pain Management

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

Electroacupuncture for pain relief

Can electroacupuncture help with chronic pain?

July 29, 2019

Can Electroacupuncture help with chronic pain? Chronic pain is one of the top reasons people go to the doctor. It is estimated that 116 million Americans report chronic pain and seek help. It is common practice for opioids to be recommended and prescribed for chronic pain suffers and the prescription rate has continued to climb.…

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Back pain relief in Bothell

Quickstart Guide: Points for Low Back Pain

July 26, 2019

Top 3 Acupuncture Points for Low Back Pain Statistics show that almost eight out of 10 people experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Back pain can affect people of all ages, from adolescents to the elderly and is the third most common…

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Acupuncture for low back pain in Bothell

Top reasons to get acupuncture for low back pain

July 24, 2019

Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Low Back Pain           Back pain is the single leading cause of disability in the United States. Chronic back pain leads to decreased quality of life and missed work and seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and…

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Acute pain relief and treatment

Acupuncture outperforms drugs for acute pain relief

July 22, 2019

Research Update: Acupuncture beats intravenous morphine for acute pain relief Pain can take many forms. It can be acute or chronic. Acute pain typically is sudden and  lasts less than three months. Often a direct result from soft tissue damage. While chronic pain lasts longer and is typically associated with underlying condition. Treating pain is…

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Sciatica pain relief in Bothell

What you need to know about sciatica

July 20, 2019

Understanding Sciatica If you suffer from sciatic pain or know someone who does, you know how debilitating it can be. Why is it so painful? The sciatic nerve is one of the main nerves to fuel the lower limbs and exists the spine in the lower back. The nerve itself is very large and when…

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Acupuncture can provide relief for neuropathy

Solutions for neuropathy pain

July 1, 2019

Ancient medicine for the modern body: How acupuncture can help neuropathy pain   Diseases of the nervous system are call neuropathies. There are many different types and classifications depending on where to disease and origin is. In addition, there can be single nerve involvement like in carpal tunnel syndrome or multiple nerves can be affected…

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Pain free for summer

4 Tips for a pain free summer

June 21, 2019

  4 tips for a pain free summer  In Seattle we look forward to our sunny and warmer Summer days. We get to really appreciate the sun (when it does come out) because it is rainy and overcast the majority of the time. However, if you are one of the millions of people who suffer…

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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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