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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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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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Dry Needling

Is Dry Needling the Same as Acupuncture?

March 21, 2016

Is Dry Needling the Same as Acupuncture? Recently acupuncturists in Washington State stopped physical therapists from adding dry needling to their scope of practice. Why are physical therapists—and, in some states, chiropractors—so adamant about putting needles in their patients? Quite frankly, because it works. That is to say, acupuncture works. This article will challenge your…

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