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Picking your Prenatal Wellness Team

If you are expecting a baby, then you probably have a lot on your mind.  While it is the most natural thing in the world, having a baby has become an industry of products and recommendations; and you may be feeling a little overwhelmed with all the choices.  Unfortunately, no one can make those choices […]

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Acupuncture

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 […]

Acupuncture for Women’s Health

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 […]

Doctors with a Heart

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, […]

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, […]