A HOUSE DIVIDED…Drug Effects vs Acupuncture!

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” –Abraham Lincoln

Pain killer…Check.

Anti-inflammatory…Check.

Anti-anxiety…Check.

Antidepressant…Check.

And that’s just breakfast!

For many, starting the day by downing a handful of pills has become the norm, a natural accompaniment to their eggs and toast.

You take pills because you are taught to, and that’s what most people are accustomed to.  Because somehow the drugs are supposed to wipe the slate clean and zero out your not so healthy lifestyle choices.  Inherently you know that the drugs are not the best thing for you, but you figure that you can settle for good enough if the pills can help you just get by.

There is a reason that every drug or pill that you are prescribed comes with a list of side effects and warnings.  Continually putting foreign/toxic substances into your body over the long run often creates more illness than health.

The reality is that the body is designed to heal from the inside out and express life through an inborn intelligent energy, and it is only when this energy is impeded that the body begins to break down.

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Acupuncture Successfully Treats PTSD

Acupuncture Successfully Treats PTSD Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a tragic mental health condition that affects many people, usually after witnessing or experiencing a life-threatening event such as combat, a car accident, or assault. It is commonly associated as well with soldiers and veterans returning from war. It can present itself in several different ways
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OMG IM WALKING, WITH NO PAIN, THIS IS INSANE!!

OMG IM WALKING, WITH NO PAIN, THIS IS INSANE!!   This is a great story and testimonial from one of my patients. 21 year old female college soccer player injures her left IT Band on the lateral aspect of her knee.  She popped it out or place working out at the school.  She is in
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Acupuncture for Neck Pain: Does It Work?

Acupuncture for Neck Pain: Does It Work?

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Chronic neck pain is one of the most common pain issues faced by students and office workers. Oftentimes, spending hours at a desk each day, combined with poor postural habits, is the root cause of the pain. However, for some, sports injuries, whiplash, and the wrong bed mattress or pillow can set off the pain. Regardless of what caused the neck pain to begin, many people find relief with acupuncture when seemingly nothing else helped. Scientific researchers and clinicians have been conducting clinical trials on the use of acupuncture for neck pain since the 1980’s, and most of these studies have confirmed that acupuncture is safe and effective.

One recent pilot study (published October 30, 2013 in the British Medical Journal) conducted at the Kyunghee University Medical Center in Seoul, Korea found that acupuncture three times per week was as effective as 80 mg of NSAIDs taken daily for chronic neck pain.

A meta-analysis of studies including 17,922 patients, published in Complementary & Alternative Medicine, found acupuncture to be effective for the treatment of back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, and chronic headaches. Patients receiving acupuncture had remarkably better results than patients receiving “sham” acupuncture. Those patients who had the worst baseline mental status and worst baseline pain scores also experienced the most benefit from acupuncture. […]

Acupuncture Effective for Lower Back Pain!

 

Acupuncture Effective for Lower Back Pain!

AcupuncturLowBackPain_imagee provided relief and lasting benefit to nearly twice as many lower-back-pain patients as conventional pharmaceutical and exercise therapy, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Researchers divided 1,162 adults with chronic, lower back pain into three groups. One of these groups was treated with the standard drug and exercise therapy commonly used in Western medicine. A second group was treated with traditional Chinese acupuncture, with 14 to 20 needles inserted at specific, traditionally prescribed locations (“medians”) at a depth of up to 1.5 inches. A third group received sham acupuncture, with needles inserted less deeply at random spots around the pain area, with no needles inserted at the medians. […]

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