How Does Acupuncture Work

How does acupuncture work? Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific sites (acupuncture points) along the body.

Acupuncture and sports injury and performance

Evidence of Acupuncture Increasing Sport Performance

September 28, 2022

How Can Acupuncture Increase Sport Performance? Did you know that athletes are turning towards alternative medicine to help them increase sports performance and to help recover faster from sport related injuries? Yep! Common injuries include: shoulder/rotator cuff strain, elbow injuries like tennis or golfer’s elbow, lower back pain, sprain strain of hamstrings or quads, knee…

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Acupuncture for nerve pain

Acupuncture found to repair injured nerves

September 20, 2022

Did you know that Acupuncture was found to repair injured nerves? In a recent study in the journal Neural Regeneration Research, found that acupuncture can help repair injured nerves. The study measured the effectiveness of acupuncture on nerve function by measuring nerve conduction using electromyography. Electromyography is a diagnostic tool used to measure nerve health and…

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Benefits of Regular Acupuncture Treatments

Why You Should Get Regular Acupuncture Treatments

July 18, 2022

Why You Should Get Regular Acupuncture Treatments I bet you did not know this about acupuncture. Its foundation is based on prevention. The essence of acupuncture is getting you into that parasympathetic state so your body can be reset, reboot, and rejuvenated so it can heal and perform optimally. We all need a tune-up sometimes…

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Acupuncture to help curb insomnia

The most effective tactic to curb insomnia

June 6, 2022

The most effective tactic to curb insomnia Did you know that up to 30% of the population suffers from insomnia? Insomnia is characterized as problems falling, staying asleep, or not sleeping altogether. There can be many contributing factors in why someone would develop insomnia. A common rationale is the hyperarousal model which states that somatic…

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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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Acupuncture and fertility

Trouble with Fertility?

March 17, 2022

Alternative Treatments for Fertility About 10% of couples struggle with infertility and an inability to conceive, according to the Centers for Disease Control. For those struggling to have children, fertility treatment can become tiring and expensive very quickly. Here are some alternative treatment options: Acupuncture By increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs, acupuncture can…

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Acupuncture for GERD

Acupuncture Treatment for GERD

January 7, 2022

Acupuncture Treatment for GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into your esophagus – the tube connecting your mouth and stomach. The prevalence of those suffering from GERD is increasing and it often becomes a chronic condition. The standard treatment involves long-term care using proton-pump inhibitors. However, 20-30% of patients…

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Tips to improve sleep

How to improve sleep to curb weight gain

December 5, 2021

How to improve sleep to curb weight gain Sleep & weight gain…wait, what?! DID YOU KNOW that the more sleep deprived you are, the higher your levels of the stress hormone CORTISOL, which consequently increases your appetite. And if that weren’t enough – a lack of sleep also thwarts your body’s natural ability to process…

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Acupuncture to treat premenstrual syndrome

Using acupuncture to treat premenstrual syndrome

October 7, 2021

Can acupuncture treat premenstrual syndrome (PMS)? Yes! Acupuncture has been found to treat premenstrual syndrome aka PMS. But first…what is PMS? PMS is the presence of physical and behavioral symptoms before start of menses. It is thought that most women of reproductive age experience some form of PMS, either mild to severe. Common symptoms experienced…

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Acupuncture for menstrual pain

Can Acupuncture Help Menstrual Pain?

October 1, 2021

Can acupuncture help menstrual pain? It is estimated that about 50-95% of women in reproductive age suffer from menstrual pain aka dysmenorrhea. Symptoms may involve cramping, lower back or abdominal pain, nausea, headache, dizziness, fatigue, and vomiting. Most women report menstrual up to 72 hours before start of menses and some report pain continuing thru…

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