Category Archives: Evidence Based Medicine

pain management

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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Gua Sha

What is Gua Sha? Gua Sha is a Traditional Chinese Medicine practice that involves the scraping of the skin, historically with a spoon or coin and more recently with specialized tools made of stone or bone.  A massage oil is generously applied to lubricate the area of the body being treated.  Practitioners then use 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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Balance

Excess Fluid In the Body

The treatment of excess fluid in the body through acupuncture is a curious thing. Many times I’ve met patients with sudden onset of overactive tear ducts, and swollen joints for example. Many times the cause of the sudden onset of these excesses are due to emotional trauma, such as loss of a loved one, 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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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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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment | Advanced PMR

Motor development

Motor development is the step by step progression in mobility of a human being. It is not the same for everybody but generally, there is a timeline in which one is expected to exhibit a progression. In some cases, if the expected motor development is not attained at a given timeline, it may be considered


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Acupuncture | Chinese Medicine | Advanced PMR

Chinese Medicine and Surgery

Since acupuncture was introduced to general public in America in 1972 by New York Times reporter, it has made drastic improvement in accordance with modern technology. From electro-acupuncture to laser acupuncture devices, acupuncture has been evolved and incorporated into the mainstream medicine slowly. To the same extent, herbal medicine has enjoyed the support of pharmacological


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Man having chiropractic back adjustment close up. Osteopathy, Alternative medicine, pain relief concept

Chiropractic the Science Philosophy and Art

Chiropractic is a science philosophy and art which examines the spine for slight misalignments or segmental dysfunctions. These vertebrae which are in an abnormal position and cause interference with the bodies nervous system, are also called Subluxations. These Subluxations can not only cause pain but can be detrimental to the body’s natural balance or homeostasis. The


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