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Acupuncture for Orthopedic Pain

Acupuncture for Orthopedic Pain

Orthopedic pain is a big deal for many Americans, and it comes in many different forms including knee, hip, shoulder, and other joint pain. Acupuncture has been proven an effective tool to deal with orthopedic pain…even Harvard Medical School thinks so.  continue reading »

Acupuncture & Athletes: A Winning Combination

Acupuncture & Athletes: A Winning Combination

Whether a weekend warrior or a seasoned semi-professional or professional competitor, athletes are always looking for that competitive edge, the thing that can keep them healthy and give them a bit more in the tank to defeat the competition. 

Sports acupuncture is a great tool athletes can use as part of their overall health care strategy. Sports acupuncture is a hybrid form of acupuncture and sports medicine that is specifically used to support sports-related activity. Athletes and runners especially can use sports medicine acupuncture to relieve pain, accelerate the healing of sports related injuries, improve performance, and increase muscle flexibility. Let’s unpack each of these benefits and see just how sports acupuncture can be used to treat athletes. continue reading »

Back pain and sciatic

More people are seeking medical assistance for back pain and sciatic due to lifestyle problems such as stress, poor diet, less physical activity, bad posture from sitting long periods in front of computers, TVs, etc. It is estimated that up to 80% of the world’s population will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives.

The pathological diagnosis of back pain and sciatic are osteoarthritis, prolapsed lumbar disc, degenerative disks, weak abdominal and back muscles, and trauma. The common treatments are pain killer, anti-inflammation or surgery. Many clinical case studies have shown that back pain and sciatica can be treated effectively through the treatment of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine without experiencing any side effects.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believes, “If there is no free flow, there is pain”. External invasions of the body, such as cold, dampness, strain, and trauma through improper exercise or accident, will affect the free flow of Qi and blood, resulting in pain.

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