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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 Abby Stewart, LMT Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a technique used in the prevention and treatment of both edema and lymphedema. It is estimated that worldwide, 1 in 30 people suffer from lymphedema, an incurable condition that requires constant care and attention in order to control symptoms…

Chattanooga has become one of the country’s top outdoor destinations, attracting hikers, trail runners, mountain bikers, rock climbers, and other active outdoor enthusiasts. With over a hundred miles of recreational trails, protected woodlands, and the Tennessee River cutting through its downtown, …

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…

For many people spinal cord injury (SCI) can be a completely life changing injury. An estimated 17,000 people each year sustain new spinal cord injuries (1) and there isn’t much that Western medicine has to offer for treatment options. There is some evidence that acute treatment with methylprednis…

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…

Moxibustion, the burning of the herb mugwort (ai ye) over certain acupuncture points/areas, can be extremely helpful for any number of conditions.  Most commonly it is used to resolve what we would call qi and blood stagnation in the west which could be loosely related to pain from issues such as …

Chinese Medicine is used for a wide range of cardiovascular issues including hypertension, high cholesterol and others that are increasingly common in modern times.  Cardiac fibrosis, about which we will discuss today, is an abnormal thickening of the heart valves.  Cardiac fibrosis can be both a …

If you are interested in general information about acupuncture, styles of treatment and reasons for seeing an acupuncturist, the following information may be helpful. Why should I see an Acupuncturist? What styles of Acupuncture are practiced? What conditions can Acupuncture treat? What will my f…

Within the field of acupuncture there are many styles, or schools of thought, and each of these schools contains within it unique diagnostic tools and theories which lead the practitioner to appropriate acupuncture point selection and treatment methods. This page discusses some of the basic Traditi…

Many weekend athletes, particularly those in the 35-50 age range, may experience a rupture of the achilles tendon.  While it can truly happen to anyone at anytime, those with more sporadic exercise outputs and varying rates of condition are more likely to experience a rupture.   Besides a full rupt…

Some cognitive decline is expected with aging.  Mild cognitive impairment, however, is an early middle ground between the more serious dimension and those changes that are expected with aging.  Some of these changes may also be brought on by vascular changes such as head trauma or a stroke.  In wes…

Similar to large numbers of people being told they have low vitamin D in recent years, there appears to be a similar increase in men being told that they have low testosterone.  For better or worse many cultures, ours included, often seem more concerned with finding a way to increase testosterone (…

Researchers from Germany recently conducted a study looking at the effects of qigong for the treatment of tinnitus.  While there are a number of causes of tinnitus from a Chinese Medicine perspective a common cause of acute tinnitus is something we call Liver Yang Rising - this is the very loose …

A recent study in the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health found an acupressure technique useful for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  The actual technique used is called Thought Field Therapy, or TFT.  TFT is a self-treatment that involves tapping certain acupuncture points while reca…

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