Posts From June, 2019

Acupuncture

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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Legs

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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ACUPUNCTURE AND CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME

Over one million Americans live with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS, a complicated, frustrating disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that can worsen with physical or mental activity and does not improve with rest.   The cause of CFS has not been identified but factors such as hormones, viruses (EBV) , elevated stress or a compromised


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