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Painful Periods?

Painful Periods?

Suffer from Painful Periods? It’s NOT Normal. Here’s What You Should Know to Help. This article relates to acupuncture pain relief for primary dysmenorrhea, acupuncture for PMS, and acupuncture for period cramps. In the medical community, painful periods...

Bone Broth (Video)

Bone Broth (Video)

Watch this summary video on bone broth for your digestive health. What is bone broth? Bone broth is the result of cooking animal bones slowly in a mixture of spices, vinegar, and salt. During the slow cooking process, minerals and proteins are...

Dietary Inflammation (Video)

Dietary Inflammation (Video)

This video provides the basic knowledge of common dietary sources of inflammation. Could the food you are eating be causing inflammation and pain? The hidden sources of dietary inflammation For those of you not familiar with the inflammatory...

Why B12 Injections?

Why B12 Injections?

Methylcobalamin B12 injection We offer our patients methylcobalamin vitamin B12 injections in our office. This vitamin is the nutrient that works in conjunction with folate to synthesize DNA and red blood cells along with the myelin sheath around nerve cells. When B12...

Homeopathic Injections

Homeopathic Injections

Heal from traumatic injuries, chronic pain, and nerve related diseases like migraines or trigeminal neuralgia. Why inject homeopathic liquids? In my previous article we generally reviewed what homeopathic injection therapy is.[1] This article focuses on use of liquids...

What is injection therapy?

What is injection therapy?

Injection Therapy is one of the newest modalities now offered at our Lakewood acupuncture office. Injection therapy refers to the insertion of small hypodermic needles and the injection of a therapeutic substance.[1] Currently we inject natural substances like...

Dry Needling Clarity

Dry Needling Clarity

Do You Do Dry Needling? That is a common question I am asked from patients and practitioners alike. There seems to be some confusion about the differences between dry needling and acupuncture. Addressing the issues between dry needling and acupuncture also helps to...

Acupuncture Over Opioids

Acupuncture Over Opioids

The use of opioids first for chronic pain There is an emerging problem that encompasses all medicine. For years doctors were taught that opioid medication was not addictive when patients were in chronic pain. Under these normal prescription guidelines we have seen...

More on Cupping

More on Cupping

How does cupping work? With the previous publicity that cupping has received from professional athletes like Michael Phelps, I’m often asked in clinic “How does cupping work?”[1] Clearly, when you create a vacuum around a muscle the tissue below will become stretched....