Chest vs. Stomach Breathing

Breathing is essential for life and  is controlled by our autonomic nervous system which means that it is something that just happens, without us having to think about it. There are many patients that I see in my practice who don't breathe correctly and as a result they can be impacted negatively in a number of ways.

Breathing can be from one of two areas in the lungs. They are...

  1.  Chest
  2.  Belly

To determine which type of breather you are can be determined with a very simple self test.

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Shockwave Therapy

At Target Therapeutics we have the most advanced and most highly researched Shockwave device available on the market. It is designed and manufactured by Electo Medical Systems from Switzerland.  Click here to see the manufacturer's website.

How does Shockwave work?

Shockwave is based on the delivery of low energy acoustic pressure waves, to specifically target the affected area and produce a cellular response,  causing the affected tissue to regenerate. Scar tissue and calcifications are disrupted and neovascularization (formation of new blood supplying vessels) promotes the removal of the broken down debris while macrophages stimulates cellular repair of degenerated tissues.

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Acupuncture and the Treatment of Headaches

According to the National Headaches foundations website there are many types of headaches, the list is quite daunting. Some of these headaches might be a red flag for a more serious condition, most often headaches are common in the general population and are not indicative of a serious health condition. 1 ,2

In case the headaches are of a chronic nature, there is probably an underlying cause that should be addressed.  Usually when a patient comes for acupuncture to treat their headaches, they have already seen their medical doctor and tried different medications with mixed results.

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Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

What is the plantar fascia?

The plantar fascia is a thick connective tissue on the underside of the foot which extends from the heel to the ball of each of the 5 toes. It's function is to help support the arch.

During weight bearing the plantar fascia acts like a spring to conserve and dissipate energy. 

What is plantar fasciitis and heel pain?

Plantar fasciitis is the abnormal inflammation of the plantar fascia most commonly at the insertion point to the heel bone.

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Stress and Massage Therapy

The Oxford Dictionary defines 'Stress' as "a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances". Stress, in itself, is not a disease, but it can contribute to ill health. The mental and emotional strain can quickly manifest itself in various physical symptoms if not dealt with efficiently. 

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