Acupuncture

The Magic Sauce to Making Your Joints Young Again

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I work with painful joints every day.  No not the kind you smoke (although that might be kind of fun ;).  Many many people seem resigned to tolerating joint pain for the rest of their life. I’m here to tell you that isn’t necessary.  Even if you have arthritic, degenerating joints, by following the steps below you will be moving better and have way less joint pain. As always this blog is for informational purposes only and you should check with your doctor before beginning any supplement or exercise program. Here’s the to do list: Tackle and eliminate chronic...

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How Does Acupuncture Work For Pain Relief? How Does It Encourage Healing?

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These are great questions that patients ask me all the time. I have treated hundreds of people for pain conditions ranging from post-operative pain to sports injuries to back pain, headaches and even stomach and digestive pain. The type of acupuncture that I practice emphasizes immediate results meaning the goal is to change the perception pain during the treatment. Many patients are shocked when they lay on the table and after a few needles their pain is gone. In my opinion this is the best way to practice as it provides immediate feedback as to whether the treatment is working. Acupuncture...

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Get a Jump on Colds and Flus This Season

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Despite the beautiful weather we are having here in northern California cold and flu season is almost upon us.  Patients end up coming in for acupuncture and herbs after they get sick.  While treatment is helpful the idiom “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” applies.  For your best chance to stay healthy throughout the cold and flu season, taking some precautionary measures will benefit you greatly.  The following are my best suggestions for both prevention and treatment of colds and flu. Preventing Colds and Flu Eating a nutrient dense diet is extremely important....

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How Rhythms Can Heal: Start with the Breath

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“How many treatments will it take for me to get better?”  This is a great question that I get all the time.   If someone complains of a knee injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, or plantar fasciitis I can give a clear answer based on my experience treating that injury in the past.  However when a patient presents with anxiety, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, psoriasis or other chronic conditions the question becomes more difficult to answer.   Much depends on the frequency of treatment, the overall health and constitution of the individual at the beginning of treatment and the...

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