Posts Tagged ‘blog’

The Importance of Breath

Have you ever paid attention to the way you breathe? When we exercise vigorously our breath becomes more obvious, but what about when we are stressed, happy, calm, or just going about our day? When we are stressed we probably don’t pay much attention to our breath or our thoughts. Perhaps we may even believe…

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Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Trauma

For over 5000 years Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine has been a proven effective treatment for virtually all ailments. Just recently Western cultures are awakening to the idea of this traditional method of treatment. It’s been extensively used for athletes, warriors, soldiers, and kung fu masters of the past. In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) we look…

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Trigger Point Injections

Trigger points are focal areas of spasm and inflammation in skeletal muscle. The rhomboid and trapezius back muscles, located in the upper back and behind the shoulder areas, are a common site of trigger points. Trigger points in these areas can cause neck pain, shoulder pain, and headache. In addition to the upper spine, trigger…

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Chinese Herbal Medicine

In TCM (traditional Chinese medicine), all natural-based medicines are referred to as herbs, even when they don’t come from a plant source. There are some 10,000 herbs in the Chinese medical pharmacopeia which include everything from flowers to bugs and rocks, or which are categorized by their properties and disharmonies that they are helpful with.…

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