How Electroacupuncture Inhibits Pain

How Electroacupuncture Inhibits Pain: On A Chemical Level

​The study “Mechanism of Acupuncture-Electroacupuncture on Persistent Pain” published in February 2015 shows that electroacupuncture activates the nervous system in a different way when in healthy conditions than in pain conditions. Electroacupuncture blocks pain by being able to activate several different bioactive chemicals though spinal, peripheral, and supraspinal mechanisms. These chemicals include opioids, which are […]

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Electroacupuncture Promotes Tissue Repair

Electroacupuncture Promotes Tissue Repair in Sports Athletes

A study conducted by Indiana University School of Medicine published in the journal Stem Cells in March 2017 found that the utilization of electroacupuncture releases stem cells, which in turn helps tissue repair. This can be especially helpful for athletes who need to heal from various injuries as quickly as possible so they can get […]

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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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