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The coronavirus is currently appearing in the US and has spread well throughout large parts of the world. As time has passed since the first cases in China, we are starting to see the viability and effectiveness of a variety of western and eastern treatment options. As with many diseases and imbala…

by Abby Stewart, LMT   Most likely, either you or someone you know has dealt with periods of low back pain that limits their activity level and emotional well-being. Low back pain is one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal conditions in contemporary society worldwide; it is estimated that upwards…

by Nina Applegate, LMT Craniosacral therapy (CST) is an energetic and gentle form of bodywork, and it is beneficial for a wide variety of conditions. CST was first developed by John E. Upledger, an osteopathic physician and professor of biomechanics. CST focuses on the cranium, the dura mater aroun…

Chinese Medicine has a long history of treating traumatic physical injuries and generally is quite effective at resolving these issues. There are many other issues that athletes may develop besides tight muscles and there are many treatment methods that acupuncturists may use to aid the recovery fr…

Lower back pain is very commonly treated with acupuncture and generally does extremely well.  Of the multitudes who seek out acupuncture for back pain, many have sciatic nerve pain which can be quite debilitating.  Often either through injury or direct wear and tear there is physical damage to the…

Chronic low back pain is an increasing problem that is adding a substantial cost to our overall health care system and lowering the overall quality of life in individuals who are suffering from it ( 1 ).  While there are many other pain related conditions driving the opioid epidemic, poorly treate…

Tinnitus is the perception of ringing and/or sounds in the ear.  The severity can range from mildly annoying to disabling.  It affects over 340 million people worldwide and appears to be increasing for a not entirely clear set of reasons.  Military personnel, factory workers, and others with noise…

Neck pain, statistically speaking, will be experienced by nearly 50% of the global population in their adult lifetime. It can be a very painful condition, which due to how we use our necks for day to day life, can limit social and physical activities for approximately 25% or so of sufferers. Wit…

Along with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, bodywork therapies are an important part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  Within the domain of TCM, bodywork techniques form the system of "Tuina" or what could be called Chinese medical massage.  Related you have have "shiatsu" from the J…

Acupuncture is often used at varying stages of pregnancy and the birthing process.  Commonly treated conditions include morning sickness, back pain, breech position and aiding with labor itself (among many others). There are a number of studies that have established the effectiveness of acupunctur…

A question very often asked of acupuncturists is, "How Does Acupuncture Work?".  The truthful answer is that outside of our own theoretical framework (which is 1000's of years strong - explored in "What Does Acupuncture Treat?"), we don't really know how it works in western terms. What we are comi…

Acupuncture is often used for a range of issues during pregnancy and birth.  There, of course, is using acupuncture for fertility issues.  While there is growing awareness around the usage of acupuncture for fertility issues, once pregnant, there is less awareness of pregnancy treatment options and…

There are a host of issues that are aided with Chinese Medicine during pregnancy.  Early issues such as morning sickness or threatened miscarriage to issues that arise later such as back pain, gestational diabetes, breech presentation and more - all of which can be helped.  Labor induction is anoth…

If you are interested in general information about bodywork, styles of treatment and reasons for seeing a bodyworker, the following information may be helpful. Why should I see a Bodyworker? What styles of Bodywork are practiced? What conditions can Bodywork treat? What will my first Bodywork tre…

Acupuncture is a safe and effective healing art backed by more than two thousand years of practice and research. It is used worldwide both as a primary and adjunctive treatment for a wide range of conditions. Generally, people find an acupuncture treatment to be a relaxing experience. This is espec…

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