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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2Dec, 2015

Walk Up the Wall Shoulder Stretch

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Who should do the Walk Up the Wall Shoulder Stretch? People with decreased range of motion of the shoulder How to do the Walk Up the Wall Shoulder Stretch Stand perpendicular to the wall with your hand flat on the wall. Walk your hand up the wall and step closer to the wall as you go higher. Go as high as you can to stretch your shoulder muscles. Keep your shoulder down and stay relaxed in your neck and shoulders. Aim for your arm to be straight in the air. Why do the […]
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16Oct, 2013

Proper Backpack Wearing for Kids

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Is Your Backpack Making The Grade? Proper Backpack Wearing for Kids Wear both straps. Use of one strap causes one side of the body to bear the weight of the backpack. By wearing two shoulder straps, the weight of the backpack is better distributed. Wear the backpack over the strongest mid-back muscles. Pay close attention to the way the backpack is positioned on the back. It should rest evenly in the middle of the back. Shoulder straps should be adjusted to allow the child to put on and take off […]
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19Aug, 2013

The #1 Health Tip Your Doctor Hasn’t Prescribed

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I have always found the mind/body connection to be amazing.  I see patients come in with aliments unexplained by many doctors because they show normal test results, but they clearly are having a problem.  I feel like my personal connection with the patient, thinking of them more by name then by “my 10 am patient,” is an important part of their healing process.  I found this great article by Dr. Lisa Rankin on MindBodyGreen.com.   As a doctor, I always thought that, to be healthy, you simply had to eat […]
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21Mar, 2011

Tension Headaches

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You are sitting at your desk all day making charts, answering phones, and trying to check things off your to-do list when it hits you- the dreaded tension headache. There are numerous kinds of headaches, each with multiple causes.  Here is some information specifically to tension headaches. What is a tension headache? Tension headaches are the cause of up to 90% of all headaches.  They are often cervicogenic headache (meaning from the neck). They present usually in the mid-afternoon or after a long day.  They can be at the base […]
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23Feb, 2011

Low Back Pain

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The school of thought about causes of back pain has changed drastically over that past decade or so. Experts used to talk about strengthening the back muscles and sucking in your stomach to strengthen your core. Now experts support new research which says our back muscles are overused because our body is out of balance. The average American sits at a computer day in and day out for hours at a time. Our hip flexors, hamstrings, and back muscle called erector spinae are tight, while our glutes and abdominal muscles […]
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