Acupuncture Treats Sciatic Pain

Sciatica, Low Back Pain and Acupuncture Sciatic pain or Sciatica is a very common complaint we see in our clinic. There are many reasons people experience sciatic pain.  Nearly 8 of 10 people that experience low back pain will experience sciatic pain and some point.  Pain can stem from an injury, low back issues, getting
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TEN STEPS FOR SPRING CLEANING

TEN STEPS FOR SPRING CLEANING Spring is a season of awakening and of new beginnings. Making healthy choices that will carry you through the seasons is important this time of year. Here are a few ideas to get you started. 1. Embrace yourself honestly. Assess the various aspects of your life, taking note where the
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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: How it can help you become a Champion!

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: How it can help you become a Champion! By: Scot Somes, LAc., Dipl Ac. Founder of Center for Integrated Eastern Medicine located in Denver and Broomfield If there was a way to maximize your potential both physically and mentally, would you be interested?  How about being able to concentrate better for
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New Study Reveals Acupuncture Benefits For Women In Menopause

New Study Reveals Acupuncture Benefits For Women In Menopause By admin | Published September 1, 2014 Natural menopause – the absence of menstruation for longer than 12 months – often comes with a wide range of unpleasant symptoms, such as insomnia, anxiety, irritability, night sweats, and of course hot flashes. However, a recent study found
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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. […]

Cupping is amazing! Try it!

What is Cupping? Cupping is a therapy designed to stimulate the flow of blood and Qi within the superficial muscle layers.   It is used for sore muscles, tension, neck pain and the common cold to name a few.  In this therapy, your acupuncturist will place a small glass or plastic cups over specific areas on
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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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