cupping

Cupping- What is it? How can it help me?

During the 2016 Summer Olympic competition in Rio, Brazil, there was a picture of the US Men’s swimmer Michael Phelps circulating. What made this picture so special was that he had these bruised looking circles on his shoulders. When interviewed and asked what these circles were, he stated that he had gotten ‘cupping therapy’. There […]

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How Acupuncture can Increase Flexibility and Body Movements

One of the most common questions I get asked is how acupuncture can help treat musculo-skeletal disorders. While there are many thoughts and theories about how acupuncture can improve the human body’s functions i.e. Qi/energy, release of neurotransmitters from the brain, improved blood/ lymph circulations to eliminate toxins, etc… I am going to try and […]

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Acupuncture for Sports Injuries

Acupuncture for Sports Injuries

With high interest and participation of sports activities such as weight lifting, cross training, competitive sports, martial arts, running, etc… in recent years, Sports Medicine has taken a foothold due to people experiencing more injuries due to their respective sports. These concerns are usually related to musculoskeletal conditions, encompassing both acute and chronic injuries. When […]

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Text Thumb and Acupuncture

What is Text Thumb & How Can Acupuncture Help?

​With the constant use and over-reliance of our mobile devices such as the smart phones or tablets, it is unsurprising that a new physical ailment would develop such as ‘text thumb’. Our tendency to over-use our thumbs repetitively when using mobile devices is what causes the problem. Depending on which direction of movement that causes […]

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Athletes Should Try Acupuncture

7 Reasons Why Athletes Should Try Acupuncture

In recent years, athletes have been relying on acupuncture more and more to not only heal the body properly and efficiently but to also prevent future injuries as well. There many benefits of acupuncture which allows athletes to perform at their peak performance, regardless of the sport. Listed below are the many benefits of acupuncture […]

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heat vs ice

Heat or Ice?

​One of the most common questions I get asked often when a patient finishes their initial visit is if they should apply ice or heat to an injured area. The answer to this depends on both the patient’s condition and how long they have had it. In order to understand the when and/or the why […]

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balance taping

What is Balance Taping?

In any athletic performance, injuries are bound to happen, and recovery becomes very crucial. The term ‘balance taping’ has become more mainstream and synonymous with faster, effective recovery times. But what IS balance taping? Simply put, it is the use of kinesiology tape on an area of concern to not only give additional support to […]

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