Acupuncture & Frozen Shoulder

The technical name for Frozen Shoulder is adhesive capsulitis. It is one of those mysterious conditions that no one really knows the cause of. There are factors which appear to raise your risk, such as having diabetes or a thyroid condition, but sometimes frozen shoulder occurs in people who don’t have any of the common risk factors. Generally, sufferers of …

Trigger point therapy and Acupuncture

Trigger point therapy involves inserting a needle into a particular point on a muscle to stimulate the nerves and help relieve patients’ pain. Sounds like acupuncture, doesn’t it? The relationship between trigger point therapy and acupuncture can be confusing for patients. Trigger point therapy, which is also sometimes called myofascial pain therapy, was developed as a method of treating pain …

Specific sports injuries treated by Acupuncture

While the following list is by no means exhaustive, it does give a good idea of just how many sports injuries acupuncture has been shown to successfully treat. Aside from treating injuries, acupuncture is beneficial to athletes because it keeps their bodies functioning efficiently and comfortably. Tennis Elbow As sufferers of this condition are well aware, there is a long …

Athletes and Acupuncture

Athletes both take better care of and abuse their bodies more than most people. On one hand, athletes usually work hard to reach a peak performance level, but on the other hand, athletes have also been known to push themselves too hard and either injure themselves or become vulnerable to injury. Luckily, bodies that are in excellent physical condition tend …

Stress: An Overview

Believe it or not, a little stress can be a good thing. When stress helps you get projects finished, take note of important details, or even remember to do something that must be done, it’s beneficial. However, as most people know, too much stress can lead to anxiety, physical pain and even fatal disease. One of the scientists who first …

Stress & Your Health

Work. Family. Finances. Health. Driving. World events. Politics. The sources of stress are almost endless in our frenetic society, and its effects are just a little different for everybody. The American Institute of Stress lists 50 common symptoms and signs of stress, and it is not meant to be an exhaustive list. As a unique individual, your symptoms of stress …

An Introduction to Acupressure

If you search the Internet for the word “acupressure” you see a whole lot of nonsense about what it is, how it is used and even how it feels. If you think of acupressure as something of a cross between a very specialized massage and acupuncture, you will be getting close to getting a clear picture of how the ancient …

An Introduction to Qi Gong

Traditional Chinese Medicine is about balance. Illness, pain and discomfort are the result of imbalance. Four branches of TCM are about restoring physical balance: acupuncture, massage, acupressure and herbal formulas. The fifth branch, qi gong, is about mental balance. Most cultures have something similar to qi gong. Yoga, prayer and meditation are all similar in that they help the practitioner …

Maintenance

The saying “don’t fix it if it’s not broken” may hold true for some things, but it’s not a good idea to apply it to your own health. We tend to think of “treatment” in terms of symptoms. You treat illnesses, conditions, ailments and diseases, right? Well, sure, you should treat those things, but the fact is, those things might …

Your First Appointment

What You Should Know About Your First Appointment Some people are anxious about their first appointment. Here is what you need to know: 1. It won’t hurt. If you are afraid of pain associated with needles, stop worrying. It won’t hurt. 2. The majority of your first appointment will be about diagnosis. A big part of the effectiveness of Traditional …