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Acupuncture and dry needling are techniques in which fine needles are inserted into the body for therapeutic purposes. Although there are some similarities between these two practices, there are important differences. Origin and Philosophy: Acupuncture: Acupuncture is a Chinese treatment method with a history of thousands of years. It is based on the concept of […]
Because your body can’t make vitamin C, and because it is excreted on a daily basis, it is essential that you consume this vitamin everyday. How much should you take? The answer to that question varies from person to person, and it varies for each person depending upon the stress he or she is experiencing […]
We are excited to publish a quarterly newsletter where we share with you upcoming events, health tips, and highlight supplements and supports. If you have any questions about our newsletter or if there’s a topic you’d like to learn more about, just let us know!
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – CRPS – also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a chronic progressive condition triggered by nerve injury and characterized by severe pain, inflammation, swelling and changes in the skin affecting arms, legs, hands or feet. Experts have yet to discover the cause of CRPS, but have learned that injury […]
The modern woman is pulled in different directions on a daily basis, whether it’s the demand of work, home, or school. Regardless of what today’s woman is capable of doing, her needs haven’t changed. She could benefit greatly from acupuncture to address the stress, emotional, and hormonal challenges. There’s a natural timeline women experience, from […]
In the month of February, we will be running a special called Doctors with a Heart. It’s important for us to give back to the community that we serve. We have at least 3 events each year in which we donate to a charity. Past recipients have been Open Doors for Youth, CAER Food Shelf, […]
Wow, 20 years! We’ve had a great time celebrating this month and looking back on our first 20 years in practice. It has been our absolute privilege to serve so many families in the Elk River Community. Thank you! We thought a perfect way to finish off this month would be to share a wonderful […]
Strained, overworked muscles are, in up to 80% of cases, the leading cause of all acute and chronic back pain, especially in the lower back. Muscles create energy and are the indispensable providers of the mechanical leverage that moves bones. Muscles are always in need of sufficient blood circulation to supply energy for movement and […]
Acupuncture is one of the complementary and integrative health approaches within the VHA Whole Health System of care included in VHA Directive 1137 that was published in May 2017. This allows acupuncture to be covered by the Veteran’s medical benefits package. Acupuncture is often associated with pain management, but it’s effective for many other conditions, […]