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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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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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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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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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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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low back pain

Try These Therapies FIRST Before Drugs for Low Back Pain

April 22, 2017

It is always interesting when “new” findings come out in medical journals and hit the news. Just this past week a “groundbreaking” guideline was issued by the American College of Physicians that trying noninvasive treatment first for low back pain has been found to be effective for reducing pain. This guideline was published based on…

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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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Meridian Point for Winter

The main “point” for Winter: Large Intestine 4

December 13, 2016

Meridian Point for Winter: Large Intestine 4 is one of the most important and influential points in the entire body. The Chinese name for Large Intestine 4 is “He Gu” meaning union valley or converging valley. The point is located on the hand in the web between the thumb and index finger, also described as…

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