Sports Medicine

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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The Hidden Causes of Adrenal Fatigue in Athletes

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In my Acupuncture practice I see a fair number of people suffering from symptoms of Adrenal fatigue, exhaustion and burnout.  Adrenal fatigue is a nasty set of symptoms stemming from a hormone imbalance in the body.   lack of quality sleep, afternoon tiredness, decreased sex drive, thinning hair and nails, weight gain, low grade depression or anxiety, headaches, or dry skin can be a result of the adrenal glands either overproducing or underproducing cortisol.   I prefer to call adrenal fatigue adrenal dysregulation as the real issue is production or underproduction of the hormone at the...

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