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Acupuncture 101: How Many Needles are Used in Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient therapy which originated in China. It uses fine needles placed at specific points on the body to maintain health and treat disease. Although acupuncture has been tried and tested over the course of thousands of years,...

Is Acupuncture a Good Pinched Nerve Treatment?

Pinched nerves are a common problem which can be a result of injury, bad posture, or degenerative diseases such as ankylosing spondylitis. All of these conditions can cause extra pressure on nerves which leads to symptoms such as tingling,...

Tui Na: Acupressure Massage for Neck and Shoulder Pain

 What is Tui Na Massage?

Tui na massage (sometimes called acupressure massage) is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The name literally means “push and grasp” and tui na is a form of massage which uses many different techniques to...

The Gentle Way Acupuncture Works to Stop Chronic Pain

According to acupuncture theory, pain is a result of a blockage in the circulation of qi and blood. Qi and blood are two of the most vital substances within the body and in order to be healthy, they need to flow freely. This allows them to reach...

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is defined as any pain that lasts for 12 weeks or longer. Arthritis, repetitive strain injury, and pain from sports injuries or old car accidents can all be classed as chronic pain. The first line treatment for chronic pain is...

Acupuncture As a Substitute for Opioids

This post was written by Rosalind Bullard, L. Ac - the owner of City Acupuncture Silver Lake, an affordable acupuncture clinic in Los Angeles, CA.

Recently the FDA published a recommendation to doctors that they should start advising patients to...

Acupuncture for Acute Pain

Acute pain is pain which comes on suddenly and is usually short induration. Ankle sprains, pulled muscles or waking with a stiff neck are all examples of acute pain. Although acute pain is not often serious, it can be a sign of an underlying...

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