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Acupuncture for Teachers

Teachers. They are who I have to thank for being able to write this article and likely who you can thank for being able to read it. They work hard to educate our society, stand on their feet all day, and somehow manage to deal with a range of personalities in the classroom. Not to


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Neck Pain After a Car Accident

Many injuries can occur from a car accident its hard to predict exactly how someone will react in that situation. The injuries vary based on impact, position, speed, and force of the cars involved. A body part that is highly vulnerable in these incidents is the neck. Since the neck is small and weak in


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Tennis Elbow

Lateral Epicondylitis

Lateral epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow is the inflammation or wear and tear of the Common Extensor Tendon that attaches to the lateral epicondyle (a bone in your elbow). The primary symptom is pain and is common among men in their 30’s- 50’s. This may also be due to age as it decreases the extensibility of


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Asthma

Asthma affects approximately 15 million Americans today. It’s a pulmonary disorder characterized by wheezing and dyspnea due to obstruction and inflammation of the airways. Asthma may be triggered by allergy, exertion, irritant particles, weather, psychological stress, etc. There are many causes of asthma. Allergens such as pollens, smoke, alcohol, house dust and animal hair may


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Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine for PMS

An article posted by Pacific College of Oriental Medicine states “Several million women report painful periods, cramps, and PMS that can disrupt life for 7-10 days each month. The most common symptoms include bloating, headache, acne, and irritability or severe mood swings. Proper diet, exercise, medicinal herbs, and acupuncture can all be used to better


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The Auricular Microsystem

All Acupuncture systems began in ancient China. The first written text was the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine. This text was written around 500 BC. From approximately 500 BC to 100 AD ancient physicians like Galen and Hippocrates used this method. Hippocrates was “known as the father of modern medicine.” In ancient Greek times


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Acupuncture & Burn Out

You’ve hit your max months ago and yet another demand piles on. You’re trying to keep up with all that life is putting on you, feeling like you have to get it all done but you’re slowing down. It seems like nothing can be cut out of your ever increasingly busy schedule. Perhaps it’s work


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Balance

Balance and Physical Therapy

Balance problems are one of many reasons that patients come into physical therapy clinics. Balance problems make it difficult for people to maintain stable and upright positions when performing activities that involve standing, walking, and even sitting. Unfortunately, as you get older, your risk for a balance problem raises exponentially; 75% of Americans older than


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Jumper’s Knee

Patella tendonitis, or as it is commonly called, Jumper’s knee, is a repetitive use injury that occurs most commonly to individuals from 10-40 years old. To fully understand the injury, we have to understand the anatomy. The patella tendon lies in the front aspect of our knee. It connects the quadriceps, the muscle in the


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