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Electroacupuncture Initiates Cartilage Healing in Knee Arthritis By Dr. Andrew Godenick ND L.Ac You know the drill – wake up every day, desperately shaking off the sleepy brain fog, all the while pushing through stiff, achey joints.  While morning brain fog is a topic for another day, joint stiffness in the morning, aka “rusty gate


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Power of Planking

One of the most common body parts for which patients seek out physical therapy is the spine, and particularly the lumbar spine, or lower back. Lower back issues range from muscle strain to disc disorder to stenosis (that is, narrowing of the openings for nerve roots in the spine), among others. However, a question I


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The Complexity of Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common reasons why the general population seek physical therapy. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the use of MRI’s, spinal injections and various medications in order to provide patients with a pathoanatomocal explanation as to why they are feeling their pain and to


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Better Acupuncture

Electroacupuncture Quells Inflammation & Cytokine Storm By Dr. Andrew Godenick ND L.Ac Neuroscientists at Harvard Medical School successfully used acupuncture to tame systemic inflammation in mice. The “cytokine storm” (aka sepsis or blood infection) is medical speak for your immune system running amok. This phenomena has been long known to physicians as the hallmark of


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Acupuncture For Patients With Mild Hypertension: A Randomized Controlled Trial

This is a review of a randomized controlled trial that evaluated the efficacy of acupuncture for patients with mild hypertension conducted in China. By Hitomi Asano L.Ac Hypertension is one of the most prevalent risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Nearly half of the adults in the United States (108 million people) have hypertension;


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6 Minute Walk Test – An Outcome Measure

Outcome measures are used throughout the course of a physical therapy treatment plan to assess a patient’s baseline, response to treatment, and progress/change of status. Measures are usually taken in the first session and taken again each month or every 10 visits, to identify changes in the patient’s status. Many outcome measures are reliable due


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Is cupping therapy effective in patients with neck pain?

First attempt at managing neck pain is divided into two primary therapies: pharmacological and non-pharmacological. Pharmacological treatmentstypically will involve the management of symptoms with the use of acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).The downside to common pharmacological treatment is that long term use can lead to reduced liver function, liver failure and gastritis. Due to


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Efficacy of Acupuncture during the Post-Acute Phase of Rehabilitation After Total Knee Arthroplasty

This is a review of a clinical observation study conducted in Japan evaluating the efficacy of acupuncture in respect to pain relief, reduction of swelling around the knee, and early recovery of ROM after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). by Hitomi Asano L.Ac Post-operative management is an integral component for the recovery of the patient after


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4 Doors

4 doors are a set of points on the abdomen that consists of RN12 (zhong wan), ST25 (tian shu), and RN6 (qi hai). The 4 points surround the umbilicus. RN12 is on the midline of the body, 4 cun above the umbilicus. RN6 is also on the midline of the body, 1.5 cun below the


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