Diseases & Disorders

Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes and focuses as much on the prevention of illness.

Acupuncture and macular degeneration

What no one tells you about macular degeneration

September 27, 2022

Acupuncture and Macular Degeneration Macular degeneration (MD) is an eye disorder that is characterized by a progressive degeneration of the retina. It is estimated that around 200 million people world wide suffer from this disorder. The incidence of MD increases with age, however there are limited treatment options available. There are two types of MD,…

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Acupuncture for fiboids

Acupuncture and Fibroids – Can we help?

July 15, 2022

Acupuncture and Fibroids – Can we help? Uterine fibroids aka leiomyomas are benign growths on the wall of the uterus. They represent the most common gynecological non-cancerous tumors in reproductive females.  It is estimated that 80% of women will have uterine fibroids at some point in their reproductive years. Symptoms of fibroids: Many are symptom…

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How can acupuncture help chronic back pain?

July 10, 2022

How can acupuncture help chronic back pain? With over a billion people worldwide reporting back pain, it is one of the most expensive and exhausting ailments of our time. It is the third most common reason for a visit to the doctors office (behind skin disorders and osteoarthritis joint issues). How acupuncture helps chronic back…

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Acupuncture for polymyalgia rheumatica

What you need to know about Polymyalgia Rheumatica

June 10, 2022

What you need to know about Polymyalgia Rheumatica Polymyalgia Rheumatica is relatively common inflammatory disease that typically presents in those over age 50. Typical presentation involves seemingly rapid onset of bilateral pain and stiffness in shoulders and lower back/pelvis but can affect multiple joints. Typical inflammatory markers maybe elevated and referral to rheumatology is often…

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Is there hope for Fibromyalgia?

May 25, 2022

Is there hope for Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is defined as having widespread chronic musculoskeletal pain often accompanied by fatigue, sleep issues, mood changes, and anxiety. What is frustrating for those with these symptoms is that fibromyalgia is often a diagnosis of exclusion when all other conditions have been ruled out, and often there is no effective…

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Acupuncture for rheumatoid arthritis 2022

What no one tells you about Rheumatoid Arthritis

May 22, 2022

What no one tells you about Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis aka RA is an autoimmune disease that presents in chronic arthritis pain in multiple joints in the body. RA can occur at any age but most commonly occurs between age 30-60 years old and due to its autoimmune nature may be accompanied by other changes…

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Acupuncture for vagus nerve health

Can acupuncture affect the Vagus Nerve?

April 28, 2022

Can acupuncture affect the Vagus Nerve? Have you heard of the Gut-Brain connection? This concept has become quite popular because of the increase in disorders such as IBS, anxiety, depression, and even migraines being related to the gut-brain connection. What is the vagus nerve? The vagus nerve is the longest of the cranial nerves and…

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Is Acupuncture Effective for Insulin Resistance?

April 24, 2022

Is Acupuncture Effective for Insulin Resistance? Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes in adults characterized by elevated glucose levels in the blood and underling culprit, insulin resistance. As of 2020, over 10% of the U.S. population have diabetes (this is up from about 6% in 2000 , and prevalence is also…

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How can acupuncture boost metabolism

2 Key Benefits of Acupuncture for Boosting Metabolism

February 28, 2022

2 Key Benefits of Acupuncture for Boosting Metabolism Do you notice that it is harder to loose weight? Feeling sluggish, even though you get enough sleep? These are indicators that your metabolism might be running a bit slow. Simply stated, metabolism refers to the chemical reactions in your body’s cells that convert food into energy.…

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The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Heartburn and Indigestion

February 26, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Heartburn and Indigestion Heartburn and Indigestion aka Functional Dyspepsia are very common symptoms and often thought as one in the same. Heartburn is where stomach acid creeps up into the esophagus (where it’s not supposed to be). Indigestion is often described as a fullness, bloating, discomfort, even heartburn-like pain, and…

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