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“Side Effects” of Acupuncture are Positive!

We’ve all seen the commercials for the latest meds. “Side effects may include headaches, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea and death” as they show images of people having the time of their lives, usually in slow motion on a sun filled grassy pasture. Unlike medications that often have negative side effects, Acupuncture treatments often yield positive


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KT and Rock Tape

Physical Therapy Modalities and Durable Medical Equipment (DME): Kinesiotaping/Rock Tape   While Kinesiotaping has started to become more known to the common person, it has actually been around since the late 1970’s! Dr. Kenzo Kase, who developed the Kinesio Taping Method, wanted to find something that would help facilitate the body’s natural healing process and


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Artemesia mugworts

Moxibustion

Chinese Herb: Ai Ye (Mugwort Leaf, Folium Artemisiae) Moxibustion (Moxa) means the application of heat to a specific area of the body for the purpose of treating a disharmony. Moxibustion is a unique form of heat therapy used for centuries by acupuncturist. The term zhen jiu, which is often translated into English as “acupuncture,” actually


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Summer exercise heat

Exercise and Hot Weather

When the temperature rises, we find it hard to perform the activities that were easier in the cooler months. Read further to find out more about exercise, warm weather and the potential risks associated with the heat. The Physiology of Heat and the Human Body When the temperature rises, so does your core body temperature.


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What? Acne Pimples?

Ways to Get Rid of Acne

Saturday night is finally here, and you’ve waited weeks for the moment you get to take Rachel out for your first date. You’ve bought the freshest outfit and are looking to impress her tonight. Problem is you have a pimple at the tip of your nose making you look like Rudolph leading the sleigh. We’ve


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Chondromalacia

What is Chondromalacia? It is a condition where the cartilage on the undersurface of the patella (kneecap) deteriorates and softens. The patient population: It is more common among adolescences and young adults, people who participate in activities such as running, skiing, cycling and soccer which puts repeated pressure on the patellofemoral joint. It also common


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Treating Sciatica With Acupuncture

Sciatica is a painful condition that millions suffer from every year. It is caused by a compression of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve and runs from the end of the spine, bilaterally through the buttocks, and down your leg. In some cases, it can be so painful it impedes leg


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Breathing and Back Pain

Natural abdominal breathing is an indispensable part of restoring injured areas to normal function. When you are experiencing back pain even simple movements can be excruciatingly painful. It is an involuntary response to protect your body from further pain. You may find that you are holding the body stiffly and breathing shallowly to avoid moving


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