Natural Treatments for Autoimmune Disease

Natural Treatments for Autoimmune Disease Autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, IBD, multiple sclerosis, Type one diabetes, Guillain-Barre syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy and psoriasis etc. are on the rise, with almost 50 million Americans suffering from these disorders. Most people suffer for years with autoimmune disease before getting a diagnosis, and treatment is usually a … Continue reading Natural Treatments for Autoimmune Disease

World mental health day

Today, the 10th of October, is World Mental Health Day. We need to look after our mental health every day, and I believe that meditation is a great way to help your mental health. I believe a part of the solution to better mental health is meditation, it is valuable in that it accesses a … Continue reading World mental health day

Trigger points and referred pain

If you are suffering from any of the following, you may have referred pain from the upper trapezius trigger points: Headaches on the temples or tension headaches, facial, temple, or jaw pain, pain behind the eye, dizziness or vertigo (in conjunction with the sternocleidomastoid muscle), severe neck pain, a stiff neck, or limited range-of-motion and … Continue reading Trigger points and referred pain

Bladder problems and acupuncture

Overactive bladder affects 16-18% of the US adult population with a higher incidence in the elderly.  The expense to the healthcare system is approximately $12 billion annually. Incontinence is responsible for up to 10% of nursing home admissions for people adding an adding an additional $6 billion. Incontinence is a condition that can lead to … Continue reading Bladder problems and acupuncture

PTSD & cPTSD

Post traumatic stress disorder,  has had many different names throughout  history. Names such as shell shock, battle fatigue, and soldiers heart. Many of these names recognize trauma from war as a cause for PTSD, however, the current definition of PTSD has expanded to include trauma that comes from any other acutely shocking event, as well … Continue reading PTSD & cPTSD

Trigger Points and Dry Needling

  Dry needling is a style of acupuncture that focuses on just the acupuncture points known as trigger points.  Dry needling is more geared towards neuro-anatomical needling techniques and placement rather than traditional acupuncture point locations that take the whole body, mind and spirit into account.  The term “trigger point” is used to describe an … Continue reading Trigger Points and Dry Needling