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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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Kinesiophobia and Pain

Kinesiophobia is defined as the fear of movement. Kinesiophobia is experienced by many patients with pain causing them to believe that moving will cause harm. Though lack of movement serves as a protective function when the body experiences pain, it can often be detrimental to quality of life and function. People who experience kinesiophobia often


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Osteoporosis

By age 65, about half of the women in the United States will have either osteopenia or osteoporosis. Today, the increasing aging population in the United States has brought the issue of bone loss into greater focus. As we grow older, the loss of bone density is a natural aging occurrence. The issue becomes a


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Chiropractic and Neck Pain

A quick review of he Neuroanatomy will be helpful for this topic. There are 24 freely movable vertebrae in the Human Spinal column. 7 Cervical, 12 Thoracic or Dorsal, 5 Lumbar and Sacrum and Coccyx. If a vertebra misaligns or subluxates in the neck it may cause some or all the following symptoms. If a


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