Posts From April, 2018

Patients receiving acupuncture treatment at the salon

What Should Acupuncture Feel Like?

As an acupuncturist one of the questions I get asked most often is “What should I be feeling during acupuncture?”  The answer is to stay away from the word “Should”.  Acupuncture is a subjective experience.  One person might say the needles don’t hurt, another might describe them as terribly painful.  This is all within the


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Running Pain

Kinesiophobia and Pain

Kinesiophobia is defined as the fear of movement. Kinesiophobia is experienced by many patients with pain causing them to believe that moving will cause harm. Though lack of movement serves as a protective function when the body experiences pain, it can often be detrimental to quality of life and function. People who experience kinesiophobia often


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Osteoporosis

By age 65, about half of the women in the United States will have either osteopenia or osteoporosis. Today, the increasing aging population in the United States has brought the issue of bone loss into greater focus. As we grow older, the loss of bone density is a natural aging occurrence. The issue becomes a


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Chiropractic and Neck Pain

A quick review of he Neuroanatomy will be helpful for this topic. There are 24 freely movable vertebrae in the Human Spinal column. 7 Cervical, 12 Thoracic or Dorsal, 5 Lumbar and Sacrum and Coccyx. If a vertebra misaligns or subluxates in the neck it may cause some or all the following symptoms. If a


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Seasonal Allergies | Shot of a young man blowing his nose outdoors

Eastern Medicine and Seasonal Allergies

Spring can be a busy season for acupuncturists who deal with seasonal allergies. Roughly 7.8% of adult population in the U.S. are diagnosed with seasonal allergy according to AAAAI.(American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology) In western medicine, the underlying mechanism of allergies involve immunoglobulin E antibodies (IgE), part of the body’s immune system, binding to an allergen and


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Mature woman raking leaves in her garden looking at camera and smiling. Shallow DOF, focus on woman.

Preparation and Body Mechanics for Yard Work

As winter finally seems to be relinquishing its hold on our region, many people are beginning to ready themselves for warmer weather, and with that comes the need to start those necessary yard work tasks. This includes raking, gardening, shoveling, lawn mowing, and all other sorts of outdoor activity. Unfortunately, many find that the initiation


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Alternative medicine | Acupuncture therapy

Acupuncture & Aggressive Energy

The benefits of Acupuncture are becoming well known to the general-public; Pain reduction, Fertility, Migraines, Digestive issues, etc. However, there are many more treatments that benefit the mind and soul and in turn benefit the physical body. “We must strive to see people not only as they present in illness, but more importantly how they


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