Acupuncture This Chinese medicine treatment has become very popular in America, most people having heard of it, or having tried it to help with their pain. The practitioner inserts very thin needles into different areas of the body that corresponds to the “chi” or energy of the patient. This has been an effective way to […]
Acupuncture This ancient form of Chinese medicine has been shown to have a plethora of benefits, the most prominent being pain management. This procedure consists of the strategic insertion of very thin needles into different parts of the body. It has been used in the Western world to help with symptoms of many different conditions, […]
Acupuncture Acupuncture is something that everyone has heard of, but no one really knows how it works. It is the process of sticking thin needles into the skin in order to restore the even flow of energy in the body, often called qi or chi (pronounced CHEE). By restoring this flow, many have found relief […]
When dealing with any chronic pain disorder, especially low back pain, often the best approach is to combine conventional medicine and alternative medicine. Together they can work to not only provide pain relief, but manage the stress and other symptoms that come along with chronic pain. Here is a list of a few alternative medicine […]
Around the world there are back surgeries being done on patients who are suffering from chronic pain. Although in some instances surgery is the right answer, in most cases a patient is able to control their pain without surgery. Remember that any surgery comes with an increased risk of complications, and the more complex and […]
Trigger points are knots that develop within the tissue of a muscle that can cause radiating or referred pain in the neck, back, shoulder, or other parts of the body. The pain from a trigger point may be dull or it may be sharp and stabbing, depending on the location and size.
Physical therapy, also known as physiotherapy, is the treatment of injury, disease or deformity through physical methods like hot and cold therapy, massage, and stretching and strengthening exercises. If you are suffering from a disorder that makes movement difficult, physical therapy is an ideal treatment to help increase movement and restore your physical function […]
Reflexology is a massage-based treatment that stems from the ancient idea that the foot is connected to all the organs in the body through energy channels. Much like acupuncture, reflexology believes that congestion in the body’s energy lines is what causes certain kinds of pain. Applying pressure and massaging nerve endings in the foot can […]