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Category: Pain

Can you be like a pro? Try acupuncture!

Be like Aaron Rodgers – a real pro. What does it take to be a pro? Well, if it’s a professional athlete, it takes a lot. It takes hours and hours of work and dedication. It takes talent. It takes being willing to continue competing in spite of pain and injury, because that, after all,…
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A Painful Story – Acupuncture

I have a patient who comes in for help with a problem with her foot. It is slowly getting better. The other day, she sent me a message telling me that she had to cancel her appointment at the last minute because her back was hurting so much that she needed to go see her…
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The Straw that Broke the Camel’s Back – and Acupuncture

Back Pain People often come in for help with back pain. Some people need just 2 or 3 treatments to help resolve their pain. Some people have very low energy, and this, in combination with their pain, often means that they need to have treatment for a few weeks in order to both help the…
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Multi-tasking and acupuncture?

Did you know that when you come in for acupuncture, you can actually take care of more than one issue? Some people say, – “You really helped my cold. Can you do anything about my friend’s back pain?” –or- – “I know you helped my cramps; it didn’t occur to me that you could help…
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School is out! But we are having a quiz today. What is the leading cause of disability, and what can we do to prevent it? How many of you think it is cardiovascular disease? Arthritis? Respiratory problems? Mental illness? This can be challenging to sort out, but it is useful for us to be aware…
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Pain and Drugs and Acupuncture

Terms for today’s blog entry: NSAIDs – Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs Acupuncture – a non-drug approach to pain management Studies have shown that acupuncture relieves pain! A recent study suggests that use of some pain medication can increase our risk for myocardial infarction (heart attack), stroke, or death. Sounds like trying acupuncture is a win-win situation.…
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Acupuncture and Physical Issues

We are starting a discussion about what acupuncture can help… where to begin?

Acupuncture – Can it help pain?

We often think of acupuncture for pain. Here we look at how acupuncture can help relieve pain. Chinese medicine teaches that energy moves through your body in pathways. When these pathways are blocked, you can have pain. If the energy is unblocked, the pain goes away. I know a woman who fell a few years…
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Acupuncture and pain – does it hurt?

Acupuncture? Ouch! That must hurt, right? Hmmm, not really. My patients do not feel pain with their treatments. How is it possible for acupuncture to not hurt? There are many different kinds of ‘needles.’ When we think of acupuncture or needles, we often think of the medical needles that are used to draw blood. These…
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