7Nov, 2018

Which treatment is better: chiropractic or acupuncture?

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Chiropractic vs. Acupuncture Which treatment is better: Chiropractic or Acupuncture? That depends on what you are coming in for. If you have a musculoskeletal condition that is caused poor body mechanics, chiropractic adjustments along with stretching and muscle work is the best option in treatment and recovery.  This includes most back and neck pain and tension headaches.  Some musculoskeletal can be treated by acupuncture particularly chronic muscle spasms, tightness caused by stress, inflammation, radiculopathy (nerve pain down the leg or arm). All non musculoskeletal conditions are not chiropractic conditions and […]
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22Oct, 2018

Acupuncture and Quitting Smoking

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Acupuncture/Auriculotherapy for Smoking Cessation Congratulations on making a choice to quit smoking. Studies have shown that “adequate acupuncture treatment may help motivated smokers to reduce their smoking, or even quit smoking completely, and the effect may last for at least 5 years. Acupuncture may affect the subjects’ smoking by reducing their taste of tobacco and their desire to smoke. Different acupoints have different effects on smoking cessation.” (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11676576) What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is an ancient art of therapy that originated in China 5,000 years ago where a doctor places fine, […]
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4Apr, 2018

Acupressure for Seasonal Allergies

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Acupressure Acupressure is an effective way to stimulate acupuncture points at home. Although not as effective as acupuncture you can still help treat symptoms and get some relief. How to Use Acupressure You can sustain deep firm pressure, massage the area or tap the area to stimulate the acupuncture point There is no limit to the number of times a day that you stimulate a point. You can massage these points on yourself or have someone help you massage these points. 1. Large Intestine 4 This point can induce labor […]
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28Mar, 2018

Acupuncture for Allergies

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Spring is quickly approaching. For some, it’s time for longer, warmer days and fresh flowers. For others, it’s brings on sinus headaches, runny nose and itchy eyes! Acupuncture offers tools for both preventing spring allergy symptoms and getting rid of them. It is best to come before your allergies really kick in but we can still help if you are already suffering with allergy symptoms. What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is an ancient art of therapy that originated in China 5,000 years ago where a doctor places fine, sterile needles at […]
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12Apr, 2017

The Truth About Sciatica

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Is that pain down your leg sciatica or something else?   What is Sciatica? Sciatica is a medical condition characterized by pain going down the leg from the lower back. This pain may go down the back of the leg. Generally, symptoms are one sided and are worse with sitting or long walks. Sciatica can also come with weakness and numbness of the leg and foot. Learn more here. What Causes Sciatica? Muscles– A muscle spasm called Piriformis Syndrome: The sciatic nerve runs in front of, behind, or through the piriformis muscle. […]
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7Nov, 2016

Recovering from a Broken Heart with Acupuncture

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Break ups, whether you are the one that made the decision or not, are devastating. While you are heartbroken making it hard to eat or even get out of bed, the world around you goes on and expects you to go on too. It is important to surrounding yourself by people who love and support you, take the time you need to heal, and possibly see a therapist to help you through this tough time, but have you ever considered using acupuncture to get over the hump? How can acupuncture […]
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