pain management

Ten-Jet Procedures

Ten-Jet: New Treatment for Tendinitis, Tendinopathy, and More!   A new treatment option for those with chronic tendon pain is a procedure called TenJet.  TenJet is a treatment in which a high velocity stream of saline acts as a blade to remove damaged tissue from a degenerated area, while preserving healthy tissue and providing an

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Acupuncture Helping with Morning Sickness!

Acupuncture can help with morning sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum!     Hyperemesis gravidarum is a condition similar to a severe form of morning sickness.  PC6, Nei Guan aka Inner Pass, is one of the most commonly used point to help with nausea.  You may be familiar with this point if you’ve used motion sickness bands.  Those

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What is LSVT BIG and how can Physical Therapists help?

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects the body’s ability to move properly and control movement. Symptoms start gradually, typically presenting with a tremor in the hands first. As the disease advances, the brain’s ability to produce dopamine gradually decreases and is eventual lost.  Dopamine is vital for relaying messages in the

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Yintang Acupuncture

Summer, Summer… Summertime!

From a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective each season is associated with an element: earth, metal, water, wood and fire.  Summertime, unsurprisingly, is associated with fire.  Fire is symbolic of maximum activity or the greatest yang, which means it is a time of heat, movement, openness and is expressed outwardly.  It is a season filled with

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Acupuncture and the treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Clinical research shows that acupuncture can provide relief of both motor and non-motor symptoms to patient’s suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Patients with Parkinson’s disease can have number of symptoms related to their diagnosis.  Whether it is pain, tremors, impaired cognitive abilities, sleep disorders, fatigue, constipation, weight disorders, and psychiatric conditions such as depression/anxiety, Acupuncture is

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Aerobic Exercise as a Treatment for Alzheimer’s Dementia

Although there are many forms of dementia, Alzheimer’s dementia is probably one of the most well-known by the general population. Alzheimer’s dementia is characterized by changes in the brain that lead to cognitive decline, including memory loss, speech difficulty, mood and personality changes, and difficulties with functional mobility. Alzheimer’s dementia occurs most often in the

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PFPS: What is it and what to do for it

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is a very common cause of knee pain amongst gym goers and runners. According to an article published by Drs. Dixit and DiFiori, it is caused by imbalances in forces controlling patellar tracking during knee flexion and extension (in other words, bending and straightening, respectively), muscle dysfunction, hypermobile patella (‘knee cap’),

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Weight Loss & Acupuncture

“I just can’t believe how good I feel the pounds are just falling off! And I’m able to exercise for longer periods of time w/o getting tired.” The quote is from my past patients experience with acupuncture for weight loss sessions. No, acupuncture is not a miracle for not exercising and eating well. Both are

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Sciatica as a result of Piriformis Syndrome

Sciatica is described as pain due to compression on the sciatic nerve that causes pain and sometimes tingling and numbness in the lower back into the buttock and down either lower extremity. Sometimes, these symptoms can be caused by compression on the sciatic nerve due to contraction or tightness of the piriformis muscle. Symptoms can

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Patients receiving acupuncture treatment at the salon

Acupuncture Point Large Intestine 4

One of the most famous and revered acupuncture/acupressure points on the human body is Large Intestine 4.  The point is found in the fleshy area between the first and second metacarpals, better known as the thumb and pointer finger.  If you use your thumb and forefinger of the opposite hand to press here, most people

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