The Webster Technique: Can Chiropractors Turn Breech Babies?

Can chiropractors turn breech babies? That is a question I’ve been asked before, and since I’m now teaching for the ICPA (I teach Perinatal Care with Webster Technique certification), it’s a question I pose to the doctors at each seminar. The answer is, simply, no—that’s not what we do. We leave the turning of babiesContinue reading “The Webster Technique: Can Chiropractors Turn Breech Babies?”

It’s warm out; are you eating cooling foods?

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?”

Springing Forward using Chinese Medicine

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 benefits during the cold months.

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.”

Treating cold hands and feet with acupuncture

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”

Using Scalp Acupuncture to Stimulate the Brain.

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.”

Treating the mind, body and spirit with acupuncture

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”

TOP 5 Acupuncture Treatments for Neck Pain!

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!”

Featured Chinese Herb: Shan Zha

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”

Patient Case Study: Foot Numbness

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”