Many people are affected negatively by the unusually hot days we are having lately. Excessive exposure to heat can cause many problems. Some of what I’ve been seeing in our clinic include: heat exhaustion, elevated blood pressure, feeling faint, general malaise and fatigue, diarrhea, dehydration, skin rashes, irritability, hot flashes, and an overall feeling ofContinue reading “It’s warm out; are you eating cooling foods?”
Chinese Medicine, in general terms, is a collection of knowledge and wisdom based on observation of the cyclical aspects of the natural world. In a way, we are microcosms of the universe, and macrocosms of the physical world that we can only see through the lenses of a microscope. Also, in the most broad senseContinue reading “Springing Forward using Chinese Medicine”
Moxibustion is the term used for one of the modalities practiced in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It’s an external treatment using an herb called Artemisia Argyi, or Mugwort, or Moxa that is dried, ground and turned into a wool like fluff. The process of moxibustion consists of burning small portions of the herbContinue reading “Moxibustion benefits during the cold months.”
Cold hands and feet can range in severity. It can be the occasional discomfort or it can be frequent and extremely painful. Some cases of circulation issues are caused from the narrowing of blood vessels and blood vessels losing their elasticity. Other cases are more severe and can be a secondary issue to diseases suchContinue reading “Treating cold hands and feet with acupuncture”
What is Scalp Acupuncture? Scalp acupuncture combines traditional acupuncture techniques with the brain’s anatomy. Acupuncture needles are used in specific areas related to the brain’s neuroanatomy and neurophysiology rather than traditional acupuncture – done on specific points along the body. Scalp acupuncture is relatively new because it combines new technology, and research on the brain,Continue reading “Using Scalp Acupuncture to Stimulate the Brain.”
In Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, the mind, body and spirit are interconnected. When one is over active or deficient, the other two will suffer. Acupuncturists use a channel or meridian system that connects the internal organs and physical body with the mind and spirit. When the meridian systems are healthy the mind, body andContinue reading “Treating the mind, body and spirit with acupuncture”
Gua Sha – a scraping technique, this pulls inflammation to the surface so it can be released, reduces pain, and helps increase range of motion Cupping – traditional fire cupping will loosen the muscles at the base of the neck and promote better circulation to the neck Electro-Acupuncture – this involves using a small currentContinue reading “TOP 5 Acupuncture Treatments for Neck Pain!”
Shan Zha, also know as Crataegus Fruit and Hawthorn Fruit, has many benefits for the body. It is a natural antibacterial, antioxidant, and immunostimulate herb. In traditional Chinese medicine, herbs have specific functions that benefit the body. Shan Zha reduces food stagnation and transforms accumulation, transforms blood stasis and dissipates clumps, stops diarrhea, also hasContinue reading “Featured Chinese Herb: Shan Zha”
Female, age: 54 Chief Complaint: Numbness, tingling, pins and needle feeling on the bottom of the left foot History of Chief Complaint: The patient had plantar fascia reconstruction surgery. After surgery she experienced localized numbness and tingling. As she bare weight on her foot she experienced extreme pain and a feeling of walking on rocks.Continue reading “Patient Case Study: Foot Numbness”
Chiropractic Treatment Tables have not changed much in the last several decades. However, there is a company in Finland named Lojer who has reimagined the possibilities for chiropractic treatment. The Manuthera 242 Mobilisation Table (Pronounced Man-U-Ther-a) is an incredibly versatile table featuring unique patented technology. Mobility treatment can be carried out 3-dimensionally using the traction,Continue reading “The Next Generation Chiropractic Table!”
Chiropractic Health and Acupuncture spent several months researching various high-quality CBD oil brands. When we decided on NuLeaf Naturals everyone in the office, including several patients tried it for feedback. Overwhelmingly the comments have been reduced pain and inflammation (helped with arthritis), reduced tinnitus, less anxiety, nausea elimination, better digestion, and overall better/deeper sleep. ThisContinue reading “What is Cannabinoid (CBD) Oil?”
This single herb is shaped like a large almond. When steeped in hot water, the seed will open up and bloom into a large mesh ball. The flavor is slightly sweet and earthy. It affects the lung and large intestine acupuncture meridians. This herb is most famous for treating hoarse throats from over using theContinue reading “Featured Chinese Herb: Pang Da Hing (Sterculia Seed)”
Intake: Female, age 31, presented with debilitating lower abdominal pain, bloating, acne and cramping around her menstrual cycle. History of Chief Complaint: She was on birth control for 15+ years to manage pain. 2013 – the patient went off birth control then did not have a period for about one year. 2014 – she hadContinue reading “Patient Case Study: Ovarian Cysts & Endometriosis”
Don’t Let Your Knee Pain Hold You Back! Did you push through knee pain all winter long? Do your knees ache and slow you down in the morning? Are you nervous to do summer activities like hiking, biking and climbing? Have you had surgery on your ACL, MCL, LCL and/or PCL? It’s time to haveContinue reading “Don’t Let Your Knee Pain Hold You Back!”
Life doesn’t pause when we get sick. We have people that depend on us and places to be. Most of the time, we cannot stop and rest to let our body recover from the cough, nasal congestion and headache. This can make the illness worse and possibly last longer. Our immune system is taxed byContinue reading “Treating and Preventing Sickness in Summit County with Chinese Medicine.”
My period was never normal; I didn’t know it was supposed to be predictable. Sometimes I would go months with no cycle, and other times it would quickly begin again. Most adults in my life said it was ‘normal’ for women to have irregular cycles. I finally brought it up with my OBGYN and sheContinue reading “Traditional Chinese Medicine Regulated My Period “Acupuncture. Period.””
If you watched the summer Olympics last year, you probably noticed the large circular marks on the US swim team. These marks are from a treatment called cupping.(Could you please ask your designer to pull a royalty free stock photo of a swimmer with cupping marks. Similar to this picture.)What is cupping?Cupping is a treatmentContinue reading “What is Cupping and how can it benefit me?”
Moxibustion (moxa) is the method of burning herbs on or near the body at acupuncture points. The most common form of moxibustion uses the mugwort plant (Artemisia vulgaris) dried and ground into a moxa-wool. This herb has been used in moxibustion for the last 2,000 years. and it is now common to assume mugwort isContinue reading ““You’re Burning What on Me?””
Foot Pain is a common complaint in my practice. Many people feel expensive surgeries, drugs, appliances or just living with the pain are their only options. For most of my patients, chronic pain presents when their body is no longer able to recover between activities. When you are performing an activity, like skiing, biking orContinue reading “‘Heel’ Your Foot Pain … Safely and Naturally.”
We once believed that cancer was just another one of those devastating epidemic diseases that we eventually found a “cure” for, like smallpox and polio. It has instead proven to be a most formidable adversary due to its dynamic and evolving nature¬it changes even as it is targeted with the latest treatments. Progress has notContinue reading “Cancer: What We Know, What We Don’t Know”
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