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Why Does Your Back Hurt?

If you have back pain that started after some acute trauma, then the pain is probably due to a local sprain/strain of the muscles and joints. What about pain that is chronic and doesn’t seem to go away? Chronic pain is often due to  musculo-skeletal imbalances. The site of pain may not be the source, but in many circumstances is …

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Take Two Needles and Call Me in the Morning

Headaches are a problem faced by a large cross-section of the population.  Studies have shown that roughly 45 million Americans suffer from them per year. There is an average of 20 million females in America that experience chronic headaches and an average of 25 million males. This represents a prevalence of chronic headaches that is roughly 1 out of every …

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Are You Tube Feeding Your Child?

When you hear the phrase tube feeding, most people think of a serious condition where food can’t be taken by mouth, so must be fed through a tube. Today’s Blog talks about another form of tube feeding- Ear tubes, i.e. Are you feeding your child a diet consisting of allergenic foods that is resulting in recurrent ear infections and ultimately …

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Got PMS?

PMS is thought to affect around 30-40 % of menstruating women. The symptoms occur 7-14 days prior to having a period. Stress can make PMS much worse. The most common hormonal imbalance is a high estrogen level relative to progesterone. According to Dr. Guy Abraham, M.D., a research gynecologist and endocrinologist, PMS can be classified into one of four types …

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Why Are You Still Fat?

A new study by the medical journal The Lancet (2011), has come to a startling conclusion: nearly 7 out of 10 Americans are either overweight or obese. Conventional guidelines for weight loss are based upon the calories in calorie out theory, i.e. if you take in less calories than you use then you will lose weight. The problem with this …

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What is Detoxification?

Detoxification is the process of clearing toxins, excess mucus and congestion from the body. Many of these toxins come from our diet, drug use, and environmental exposure. Functionally, poor digestion reduced liver function, and poor elimination through the kidneys, bowels, respiratory tract, skin and lymphatic system all add to increased toxicity. Detoxification involves dietary and lifestyle changes that reduce intake …

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Pain in the Chain

Many of you might remember the campfire song, “Dry Bones”, with the lyrics “the toe bone’s connected to the foot bone”, etc. This song is actually quite accurate and in fact, the Human Movement System (Kinetic Chain) is a scientific explanation illustrating the connection of the feet to the head. The human movement system is made up of three interrelated …

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Biomedical Acupuncture- Beyond Yin and yang

Introduction The practice of Acupuncture dates back nearly 5000 years, where it began in China and other Asian countries. Over the course of its development, ancient practitioners developed concepts and systems reflecting the religious, medical and cultural beliefs of their time. Archaeological relics and manuscripts give us a clue to understanding the history and development of Acupuncture. Ancient practitioners examined …

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Soft Tissue Release for PAIN

Myofascial pain is characterized by taut palpable bands known as trigger points. Trigger points can result in either local or referred pain. Studies show that trigger points are a primary cause of pain over 90 percent of the time and the sole cause of such pain as much as 85 percent of the time. Latent (“silent”) trigger points tend to …

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Ten Tips for Weight Loss and Optimum Health By Geoff Lecovin. D.C., N.D., L.Ac.

Eat a whole foods diet– foods that are closer to their natural form are more nutrient dense and do not have chemicals/additives that can be toxic and affect metabolism Identify potential food allergies/sensitivities– we can be sensitive or allergic to some of the foods we eat. This can slow down metabolism as well as cause water retention Eat small frequent …

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