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Coping with Pain Post-Breast Cancer Reconstruction Jun 3rd, 2019

Several months ago, a woman in her 50’s came to see me for neck pain. While I was doing her intake and her health history, we discussed her being a breast cancer survivor. Five years prior to coming into my office she had undergone radiation therapy, and a double mastectomy....

The Key to Unlocking a Frozen Shoulder May 8th, 2019

Recently I helped out a colleague for a morning, giving coverage in a beautiful multidisciplinary office. It was an interesting change of pace since I didn’t know any of the patients when I started working on them, there was not time to do an in-depth intake, more a cursory glance...

Carbo-loading Before a Race..... Mar 19th, 2018

Flip the Script and That's Exactly What I did.   When my sister called me Saturday morning to wish me good luck on my half marathon, I yelled into the phone, “I’m in keto!!! I’m so excited!!” She responded, “Be careful.” The truth was I had been following a ketogenic...

What's the Skinny on Milk? Nov 10th, 2017

The cereal you are having in the morning is total junk. We got into that last week when we discussed carbohydrates breaking down into sugar. But what about the milk you are pouring over that sugar, uh…cereal? Do you believe that lower fat milk, like skim milk, is healthier than...

Why Are Carbs So Complex? Nov 2nd, 2017

Just this week a patient mentioned they are eating steel cut oats as a way to incorporate more protein into their vegetarian lifestyle. Steel cut oats have 27 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber and only about 5 grams of protein per quarter cup. There is no nutritional balance...

Sugar and Hormones Oct 25th, 2017

We are all familiar that sugar has a relationship with hormones, but we may not know that yet. Insulin is a hormone and controls a lot of important functions in the body. 10 major functions of insulin in the body are:   1 - stimulate glucose going into the cells...

What is Sugar? Oct 25th, 2017

It will surprise you to find out sugar is lurking in more than just the candy aisle..... Throughout our lives we have been told the importance of a balanced diet, and that we should eat three well-balanced  meals with some snacks in between. We have also been told of the...

Plantar Fasciitis Resolved Through Acupuncture Sep 22nd, 2017

For anyone suffering from plantar fasciitis, or heel spurs you know what it is like and what the limited treatment options are. For anyone who has never had or is not sure if they have had this condition, please let me assure you it is not comfortable, and the conventional...

Treating Shoulder problems with acupuncture and neuromuscular techniques Pt1. Sep 22nd, 2017

Treating Shoulder problems with acupuncture and neuromuscular techniques Pt1. Frozen shoulder – or adhesive capsulitis – gives multiple presentations, and several different underlying causes. What they have in common with each other is movement of the shoulder is very limited, cause tends to be undetermined, and treatments have not been...

Acupuncture in the treatment of shingles and postherpetic neuralgia Sep 22nd, 2017

Anyone who has ever had the misfortune of suffering from shingles and postherpetic neuralgia couls explain it is one of the worst most excruciating pains to have. Generally by the time I see someone the pain has persisted for longer than expected and the disease is at a tougher stage...

Addressing Headaches Through Muscles Sep 22nd, 2017

Addressing headaches through trigger point therapy. Common causes of headaches are tight muscles in the upper back, shoulders and neck. There are multiple presentations depending on which muscles are in spasm.   One of the most prevalent patterns is the referred pain pattern from upper trapezius. The upper trapezius muscle...

What to expect after acupuncture Sep 22nd, 2017

What should I expect after acupuncture? A very common question i get with patients either new to acupuncture, or new to me, is what to expect after treatment. The general answer is a reduction in symptoms and a greater sense of wellbeing. More specific answers vary by the treatment style,...

Acupuncture in the treatment of neck problems Sep 22nd, 2017

Treatment of neck disorders with acupuncture Neck problems are very frequently seen in my clinic. They happen to people with some regularity, and in many cases are easily and quickly resolved. The most common of the neck complaints are tightness in the upper trapezius, and tightness in the levator scapulae....