Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome, or RLS, is a common nerve condition where you have unpleasant creeping, tugging, or pulling feelings in your legs. You might also have an overwhelming urge to move your legs. The symptoms are usually worse at night or when you’re resting. Medical doctors don’t know the cause of RLS, and there’s no

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The beginning of summer is a time for good weather, and with this nice weather comes a natural increase in the activity level of most people. Whether its playing sports, running, or other recreational activities, movement preparation cannot be understated. One cannot just “stretch” before performing the activity. This will set you up for failure,

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Synergy of Acupuncture and Chiropractic

Chiropractic and Acupuncture are ancient healing arts which both go back several thousand years. They are both different but unique. The art of Spinal Manipulation goes back to the time of Hippocrates and the ancient Greeks. Acupuncture goes back to the Orient and was used as the Eastern primary form of Health Care along with

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Functional Upper Trap Training

The upper traps are an often misunderstood muscle that gets a bad reputation in rehabilitation. For years many therapists and trainers have taught their patients to bring their shoulders back and down when treating the neck or shoulder girdle. Patients are taught to constantly stretch the upper trapezius muscle and strengthen the lower and middle

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Acupuncture for Weight Loss

A patient walked into my practice and asked if Acupuncture could help with weight loss. I told her I’d heard of Acupuncture for weight loss but wanted to do some research before I treated her. I came across an article about a study on Dr. Oz’s website that described a treatment for weight loss success.

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Repair of the Rotator Cuff

The shoulder, or glenohumeral joint, is a ball-in-socket joint where the glenoid of the scapula joins with the head of the humerus. The motion is controlled mainly by the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is made up of 4 separated muscles that each provides a slightly different function. The muscles are as follows: Supraspinatus- abduction

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Basics of Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)

Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) also known as “Stroke” happens when there is an interruption in the brain’s blood circulation (ischemia) or there is destruction or death of surrounding brain tissue (infarct) . CVA happens when there is prolonged ischemia to an artery within the brain. This, depending on the size of the affected area in the

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How to Manage Chronic Pain #ChoosePT

It’s no secret that we are in the midst of an Opioid epidemic in the United States of America. Prescription opioids are appropriate in certain situations such as cancer treatment, palliative care, end of life care, and acute care situations with short doses and short-term effects. However, there is low evidence of long-term benefits of

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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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