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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....

Everyday Acupuncture (Part 1)

Everyday Acupuncture (Part 1)

Acupuncture is a crazy voodoo medicine… right? Wrong… but how can you contextualize acupuncture to the typical American? There are known mechanisms for how acupuncture works which reflect the ancient description of acupuncture and have a common sense application to...

Acupuncture & Weight Loss

Acupuncture & Weight Loss

Acupuncture & Weight Loss Have you ever wondered… why you lose weight and gain it back again? One of the highest world health concerns is Obesity. In fact, being overweight has become a major marker for the industrialized nations. Major medical institutions have been...