A common complaint at our chiropractic clinic is “I slept incorrectly and can’t move my neck”. More often than not, the symptoms felt are ongoing but this one episode is worse than most. Some patients experience neck and shoulder pain after sleeping wrong and others notice tension headaches.
You may know that acupuncture is an excellent holistic medicine for pain relief. Many patients initially come for neck, shoulder or back pain but also experience relief of anxiety, stress, and depression. It seems miraculous that just a few needles can have such a positive impact on so many aspects of health. This is because acupuncture has been scientifically proven to have an effect on the brain.
Is your pain medication killing you? The opioid epidemic in the United States has reached a peak that can no longer be ignored by the federal government. Over 63,000 opioid related deaths in 2016 alone has led the FDA to look for solutions to the crisis in alternative health care.
An estimated 7.8% of all Americans will experience PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome) in their lifetime, with women (10.4%) twice as likely as men (5%) to develop PTSD.
Individuals who develop PTSD are prone to nightmares and flashbacks, feelings of detachment, and difficulty sleeping. Given this fact, these negative symptoms can be severe enough to significantly impact a person’s ability to interact in their day to day life.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has quickly become one of the most common behavioral conditions among children and young adults. In the United States alone, every year, approximately 4.5 million children between the ages of 5-17 years old are diagnosed with ADHD or ADD. Continue Reading ->
According to Chinese medicinal lore, Shen, our mind, embodies our consciousness, emotions, and thoughts. This influence extends to the ability to think clearly and presides over other activities that involve mental and creative functions.
Healthy Shen demarcates a healthy mind and mental focus, and vice-versa.
Millions of women (and their partners) have a sense of dread when their time of month nears.
You may notice bloating, fatigue, mood swings, and cramps! What many women don’t know is that these accompanying PMS symptoms are actually pathological and do not have to be a reality each month.
You may have heard that acupuncture is beneficial for infertility but did you know that it supports a healthy pregnancy, facilitates birth and enhances postpartum recovery as well? It’s true, acupuncture is your ally throughout pregnancy!
What is Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN)?
Trigger point dry needling is a technique used to reset the musculoskeletal system in order to relieve pain with lasting results. Very thin filiform needles are inserted into trigger points that elicit a reflex in the muscle in the form of a light twitch. Trigger points are tight or knotted sore muscles. As a result, the muscle lengthens and tension dissipates causing an immediate increase in range of motion.
Acupuncture and chiropractic care are in a position to deliver amazing health benefits to your body. Have you ever wondered what would happen when these two get combined with each other? A variety of studies have been conducted in the past to figure out how chiropractic care and acupuncture complement each other. Here is a list of some of the amazing health benefits that you will be able to enjoy when both these treatment options get combined with each other.