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Acupuncture and Muscle Strains

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 for Veterans

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, […]

What is cupping?

With the Olympics recently completed, you may have noticed some of the athletes with round marks on their skin that looked like bruises and wondered what those were.  And not just Olympic athletes, many different types of athletes are using the therapy known as cupping. Cupping is an ancient form of therapy that has Greek, […]

The Basics for an Optimal Immune System

We have been getting a lot of questions in the office lately with all the increased talk about Covid-19 variants and vaccines. We are still recommending that the best way for you to fight off ANY bacteria, virus, or fungus is to keep your immune system functioning optimally. Unfortunately, you won’t hear about this if […]

Acupuncture For Carpal Tunnel and Wrist Problems

Acupuncture for the wrist is an effective treatment modality for patients with wrist problems, arthritis and carpal tunnel.  Many studies have confirmed that acupuncture is typically more effective than usual care, including anti-inflammatory medications. Acupuncture can alleviate pain, inflammation, numbness and restore motor dexterity to the affected region.  Many patients report that following acupuncture treatment, […]

Can Acupuncture help me quit smoking?

Quitting tobacco is one of the most important things you can do to improve your health.  But the road to get there isn’t always easy.  If you’re trying to quit smoking, acupuncture is a natural way to help you curb your nicotine cravings. Acupuncture may not be as well-known as nicotine patches or gum. Yet […]

Acupuncture For Detoxification

Acu-detox treatment (NADA Protocol) was first developed at the Lincoln Recovery Center in New York as a treatment for addiction. Today, it is used in over 1,500 clinical sites around the world. Multiple studies have shown this to be an effective treatment for any condition where relaxation or detoxification is needed. Who Can Benefit? Acu-detox can promote […]

Win-Win Deal

We have had the pleasure of serving the Elk River Minnesota area for almost 20 years and we love living and working in this growing town. Each year, we look for ways to give back to this wonderful community. When we do that, we like to make it a win-win for everyone! Or in this […]

ALERT: Coronavirus Germ Paranoia

Since most everybody wants to talk about the coronavirus, we thought we’d share our views. So let’s get into it. If we have a handful of apple seeds, and throw them into our adjusting room, will an apple tree grow there? Of course not. Why? There’s no soil, no nutrients, no water, not enough sun. […]