Category Archives: Acupuncture

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Athletes with Acupuncture

Athletes are creatures of habit and perseverance. They strive to improve by continuously practicing and perfecting form and increasing endurance. The key to being a world-class athlete lies in the individual’s ability to RECOVER from training and competitions.  For these reasons many athletes around the globe have found acupuncture to be a key to athletic


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Ear Acupuncture

Ear acupuncture, also known as auricular acupuncture, uses needles and ear seed to stimulate acupuncture points on the ear in order treat health conditions in other areas of the body. A Canadian neuroscientist, Wilder Penfield discovered that maps of the body exist on the surface, or sensory cortex, of the brain. Brain maps are projected on different areas of the body


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Acupuncture & Weight Loss

If you struggle with your weight, you are not alone. According to the WHO (World Health Organization) there are more than 1 billion overweight adults of which at least 300 million are clinically obese individuals. 1   Being overweight is a risk factor for many conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.


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What is Edema?

Edema is a type of swelling caused by water and excess fluid retention in the body’s tissues including the skin and it mainly occurs in the hands, arms, legs, feet and ankles. Edema is caused when the capillaries leak fluid into the surrounding tissues, which cause the area to swell. It could be due to


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Acupuncture & Blood Pressure

High blood pressure or hypertension is a common disease / condition making one out of three hearts work harder to move oxygen rich blood through the arteries. High blood pressure makes the heart work harder and increase its oxygen demands. Excessive pressure can lead to an enlarged heart (cardiomegaly), and damage blood vessels in the


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Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction, sometimes called “impotence,” is the repeated inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. The word “impotence” may also be used to describe other problems that interfere with sexual intercourse and reproduction, such as lack of sexual desire and problems with ejaculation or orgasm. Using the term erectile dysfunction


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Patients receiving acupuncture treatment at the salon

Acupuncture & Infertility

Acupuncture can increase the chance of conception by 40-60% in women undergoing IVF (in vitro fertilization). It can also help someone conceive naturally when all else fails. How it does this is by: (1) increasing the blood flow to the uterus and ovaries which improves the condition of these organs for fertilization; (2) regulating the


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Patients receiving acupuncture treatment at the salon

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia is a condition that affects the trigeminal nerve (the 5th cranial nerve), one of the largest nerves in the head. TN is primarily known for the intense level of pain it causes. The trigeminal nerve is responsible for sending impulses of touch, pain, pressure and temperature to the brain from the face, jaw,


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

Fight the Flu with Acupuncture

Many people don’t know this, but acupuncture is used as a preventive medicine. Acupuncture involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into certain points on the body, which creates an immune response. The response that the acupuncture needles have, signal the body to heal itself and fight off pathogens. Therefore, getting acupuncture treatment can be an


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Acupuncture Point Gallbladder 34

GB34 or Yanglingquan AKA Yang Mound Spring is located below the outside of the knee, in a tender depression 1 body inch anterior and inferior to the head of the fibula. For the lay person the fibula is the smaller of the two bones of the lower leg. According to Peter Deadman the author of


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