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 andContinue reading “Trigger points and referred pain”
Smoking cessation To stop smoking plan ahead, set a date for when you officially quit. Decide ahead of time if you’re going to gradually cut down, or going cold turkey. Make an appointment for regular acupuncture treatments as you go through the process, research shows that it helps the success rates. Support Person – TheContinue reading “Quit smoking”
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 toContinue reading “Acupuncture in the treatment of Urologic issues”
PTSD, 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, asContinue reading “Acupuncture and PTSD”
Acupuncture reduces the stress of trying to get pregnant, and it decreases uterine contractions, which encourages implantation and prevents miscarriage.
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 anContinue reading “Trigger Points and Dry Needling”