Friday
Jun302017

The Treatment of Toxic Scars and Persistent Inflammation using Ear Acupuncture (Auricular Acupuncture) 

History

The earliest mention of Ear Acupuncture was found in the 1st century BCE in Chinese text of the Inner Classics of the Yellow Emperor. The more recent and systematic development of ear acupuncture was done by a French Medical Doctor, Paul Nogier in the 1950’s.

Nogier discovered that areas on the Auricle of the ear represent different body system and body parts and can be stimulate via – Acupuncture needle, Ionic Agent (sticker with a Gold / Silver Pellet) or Laser.

The Stimulation of Nerve Receptors on the ear to create temporary changes in the brain and nervous system can affect different areas in the body, to improve blood flow, relax muscles and reduce inflammation.

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Monday
Jun262017

Heel pain in children- Sever’s Disease

Growing pains may sound like an old wives’ tale. In the case of Sever’s disease your child’s growth spurt can lead to serious pain. It’s not actually a disease but rather a heel injury.

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Monday
Jun262017

Massage and Blood Pressure

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a serious condition affecting one in four American adults.  Blood pressure measures the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries. It is recorded as a fraction, the top number systolic and the bottom number diastolic.

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Monday
Jun262017

Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Shin Splints, Calf Cramps, Knee Pain, Hip Pain, Low Back Pain… What Do These All Have In Common?

As a population with an ever increasing number of hours spent sitting, tight calves (the muscles at the back of our leg basically above our heels and below our knees that give us the power to lift our body weight and go up on our tip toes) have never been so common. 

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Tuesday
Mar282017

Research proves value of Massage Therapy for surgical pain

Based on the evidence, massage therapy can be effective for reducing pain intensity/severity and anxiety in patients undergoing surgical procedures. This is the conclusion of a collaborative meta-analysis of research on massage therapy for pain conducted by Samueli Institute and commissioned by the Massage Therapy Foundation, with support from the American Massage Therapy Association.

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