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10 Best Acupuncturists Worth Visiting in Portland

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Acupuncture may seem like a peculiar practice to those who haven’t experienced it before. However, it’s a fantastic and highly effective way to help address a wide range of problematic conditions. That said, it’s completely natural to want to rely on experienced professionals to help ensure the best possible results from your treatment sessions. To …

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Can Acupuncture Heal Damaged Ligaments?

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Ligaments are strong connective tissue bands that connect bones to bones. They are similar to tendons which connect muscles to bones. Ligaments are found between most bones of the body and function to limit movement between bones. Ligament damage often occurs during injuries. Once damaged, they cause destabilization of joints and are often slow to …

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Acupuncture (and Other Alternative Treatments) for Better Sleep

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Nearly 35 percent of adults in the United States report getting less than seven hours of sleep, which puts them in a state of sleep deprivation. Everyone has trouble falling and staying asleep once in a while, but when it starts to interfere with your everyday life, acupuncture and other alternative treatments can improve your …

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Is Acupuncture Safe During Pregnancy? Find Out!

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Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicinal (TCM) practice that uses thin needles to stimulate different points on the body to produce a range of benefits. Acupuncture has a long history of anecdotal evidence in eastern medicine as a cure-all to alleviate pain, boost immunity, and promote healing. While the scientific study has only recently documented …

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How to Find a Good Acupuncturist [Ultimate Guide]

How to find a good acupuncturist

Choosing the right provider for any healthcare specialist can be difficult. Many people don’t know what to look for and end up overwhelmed by the choices. We compiled this useful guide to help you find the best acupuncturist – the one that’s right for you.  What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is an entirely safe, natural, and …

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Acupuncture for Tight Muscles and Trigger Points

Acupuncture for tight muscles and trigger points

Our muscles respond to injury with tightness, stiffness, and pain. Over time, even minor injuries to muscles that go ignored and untreated can become chronic conditions, which wear down our bodies, making existing injuries worse and causing additional injuries to surrounding muscles and bones. But acupuncture can effectively treat tight, painful muscles, allowing muscles to …

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Chiropractor Vs Physical Therapist: The Ultimate Guide

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Physical therapists and chiropractors strive to meet one goal for their patients: to help them live a pain-free life. However, they achieve these goals by different methods. Here are a few ways chiropractors and physical therapists can work to help their patients. These Professionals Share Similar Goals While some aspects of the job are different, …

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How To Select The Best Chiropractor for your Condition

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Chiropractors are all focused on healing people but often have slightly different ideas and philosophies for the best way to get your body feeling 100%. Choosing a chiropractor can come down to their techniques, specialties, and your rapport with them. You should do your research when it comes to selecting an experienced chiropractor who is …

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Holistic Chiropractor: Definition, Benefits, and More

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Over 20% of the US population suffers from chronic pain. To deal with chronic pain, many people visit a chiropractor. According to a recent survey, 29 million American adults have visited chiropractors in the past five years. This accounts for about 10 percent of the population. While there are all kinds of chiropractors to choose …

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Acupuncture vs. Chiropractic Care for Auto Accident Injuries

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Even simple auto accidents like fender benders can leave people dealing with a range of injuries and physical pain in their neck and back, especially if the accident was strong enough to cause whiplash. This pain can stick with people for days, years, and even for the rest of their lives if left untreated for …

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Chiropractic vs. Acupuncture: The Ultimate Guide

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You might think that chiropractic and acupuncture treatments are the same, but there are subtle differences between them. Both are known as a solution for pain management as part of a physical rehabilitation program. If you are curious about chiropractic vs. acupuncture treatments, here is our ultimate guide. 13w Are you looking for an experienced …

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Back Pain: Choosing a Chiropractor vs. Massage Therapist

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Are you suffering from back pain but aren’t sure what to do about it? If so, you’re not alone. Back issues are one of the most frequent complaints that doctors hear about. Each year, nearly 65 million Americans report an episode of back pain. Additionally, 8 percent of adults suffer from chronic or persistent back …

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Prenatal Chiropractor: What Is It and Why Is It Good For You?

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  From aches and back pain to nausea and an untold number of sleepless nights, pregnancy often comes along with a host of problematic side effects that can significantly impact a woman’s quality of life between the conception and birth of their little bundles of joy. More than half of all pregnant women experience such …

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Chiropractor for TMJ: The Ultimate Guide

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TMJ can be an incredibly painful condition that you can alleviate with chiropractic care. Chiropractors are amazing at relieving pain while promoting healing in your soft tissue. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction can greatly affect your life. Most patients seek to heal over time by using jaw exercises and wearing mouth guards, ice and heat treatments, and …

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Holistic Chiropractor: Definition, Benefits, and More

Over 20% of the US population suffers from chronic pain. To deal with chronic pain, many people visit a chiropractor.  According to a recent survey, 29 million American adults have visited chiropractors in the past five years. This accounts for about 10 percent of the population.  While there are all kinds of chiropractors to choose …

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How To Select The Best Chiropractor for your Condition

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Chiropractors are all focused on healing people but often have slightly different ideas and philosophies for the best way to get your body feeling 100%. Choosing a chiropractor can come down to their techniques, specialties, and your rapport with them. You should do your research when it comes to selecting an experienced chiropractor who is …

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What is Sports Medicine Acupuncture?

What is sports medicine acupuncture?

Guest Blog Supplied by Sports Medicine Acupuncture Program Sports acupuncture is a non-defined general term used by many practitioners who apply acupuncture to treat activity or sports-related injuries. The principle behind this term is based solely on the practitioner’s own experience in either “sports” or “acupuncture.” Currently, there is no regulatory board with set guidelines …

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Paving the way for a healthy cold and flu season in the midst of a pandemic

Paving the way for a healthy cold and flu season in the midst of a pandemic

This cold and flu season may seem even more unpredictable as we enter the fall and winter on the coattails of a global pandemic, thankfully many of the things we are already doing will help to prevent the viruses responsible for the common cold and flu.  I doubt anyone will disagree that fastidious hand washing, …

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Chiropractic, Pain and Strength Training:

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Strength Training for Reducing Pain For many people with pain, chiropractic care, massage, physiotherapy, acupuncture, and pain relievers are all possible ways to help them live better lives. However, when researching the scientific literature, weightlifting or resistance training has started gaining traction with more clinical evidence supporting its use to treat pain. Strength training is …

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Acupuncture and Sports Performance

Acupuncture and sports performance

Many people use acupuncture to address specific injuries, relieve chronic pain or reduce daily stress. Now, healthcare professionals are recommending acupuncture for competitive athletes to fine tune muscle groups, and improve athletic performance.  Many athletes are turning to Sports Medicine Acupuncture to avoid getting hurt and to promote recovery when an injury is sustained. Sports …

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Build a healthy diet to support a strong immune system!

Build a healthy diet to support a strong immune system!

In the uncertain era of a pandemic, conflicting news and political unrest it’s important that we do what we can to maintain of physical and mental health. Taking control of our diets and building healthy immune systems is more important now than ever before! Healthy diets prevent chronic disease, obesity and other health concerns that …

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Can Chiropractic Care Relieve Wrist Pain?

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Although we mainly focus on the spine, chiropractors can make adjustments on the extremities (arms, legs, ribs and jaw). Wrist pain in particular can be a symptom that originates from different regions of our bodies, including the neck, shoulder, elbow and wrist. How the problem started will be a determining factor in determining whether the …

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4 Exercises and Stretches for Knee Pain

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Knee pain commonly occurs when muscles, tendons or ligaments that surround the knee are experiencing inflammation or are injured. This type of pain is very common among teenagers, young adults, athletes and those experiencing arthritic pain. Below are 4 exercises and stretches you can do at home to help strengthen or relax key muscles to …

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Acupuncture for High Hamstring Strain

Acupuncture for high hamstring strain

High hamstring strains occur in the upper thigh near the buttock. It is technically know as proximal hamstring tendinopathy. High hamstring strains are a common injury for middle to long distance runners and those participating in running and kicking sports. Symptoms of a high hamstring strain High hamstring strain usually develop gradually overtime. The can …

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4 Tips to Prevent Injuries for Runners

4 tips to prevent injuries for runners

As many other outdoor activities have become limited and spring weather is in full effect, runners have been multiplying on the sidewalks and streets. Running injuries are very common as the body is put through repetitive motion, especially when there is an issue with the running form or an overloading of untrained muscles. Whether you’re …

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5 Ways to Bring Mindfulness into Your Daily Life.

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What is mindfulness and how do we bring it into our day practice?  Mindfulness is the act of being present, of consciously being involved in the current moment.   To practice mindfulness some people have developed meditation routines where focus on the breath or the body is maintained throughout the practice. However, mindfulness can be practiced …

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5 Home Exercises to Keep Your Neck Healthy

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RANGE OF MOTION WARM UP Sit comfortably with your feet flat on the floor, back straight and shoulders tucked back slightly. Slowly Bend your neck forward, chin to chest. Hold for two seconds. Then extend your neck backwards and look up, keep the neck long and hold for two seconds. Rotate your neck so you …

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Acupuncture for Athletes

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Acupuncture has become a part of post-workout recovery and skills and strength optimization of both amateur and professional athletes. We have know for many years that acupuncture provides pain relief, reduces inflammation and relaxes muscles. Now research is showing that acupuncture can improve performance and strength too. By improving proprioception, rebalancing muscle groups and providing …

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5 Tips for an At-Home Ergonomic Workstation for Your Neck and Back

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Due to COVID-19, more of us are increasingly finding ourselves working from home. Although waking up, having breakfast in bed, and then opening the laptop for work sounds enticing, it isn’t the greatest positioning for your spine. Here are a few tips that should help make working from home less of a pain in the …

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Strengthen your Vagus Nerve for Relaxation and Stress Reduction

Strengthen your vagus nerve for relaxation and stress reduction

The vagus nerve is a long wandering nerve that exits from the brain and travels down through the digestive organs. The nerve is especially important to nervous system regulation. The vagus nerve regulates the internal organ functions like heart rate, respiration, and digestion. It also controls the reflex actions of gagging, swallowing, coughing, and vomiting. …

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Acupuncture Can Provide Relief for Chronic Illness

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Chronic illness isn’t easy to deal with, and many patients often end up scrambling for ways to relieve the pain. In our previous article on ‘Who Should I See When I’m in Pain?’, we discussed how discomfort could be caused by many reasons, and not just from the illness itself. Factors like hormones, poor diet, and vitamin …

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Holistic Ways for Seniors to Burn Fat, Sleep Better, and Enjoy a Healthier Lifestyle

Holistic ways for seniors to burn fat, sleep better, and enjoy a healthier lifestyle

When you’re trying to lose weight, it’s only natural to want a fast and easy solution. The problem, however, is that quick methods are frequently all about the number on the scale — not your overall health. Weight is more than just a number; it impacts all aspects of your health and well-being, which is …

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Who should I see when I’m in pain?

Who should i see when i’m in pain?

Throughout the world, musculoskeletal pain is one of the most common reasons to seek help from a medical professional and one of the leading causes of disability. Common reasons to seek medical care include: neck pain low back pain arthritis sports injuries whiplash from car accidents. Traditionally it has been normal for patients seeking care …

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Affordable Ways for Seniors to Start Self-Care Habits That Last All Year Long

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Lots of people start the new year with resolutions for better health and wellness, but a good number of them fail to stick with their goals. Seniors often face an even tougher challenge making these changes, especially if you’re on a fixed income. There isn’t a magic solution that makes wellness goals a breeze, but …

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Favorite Naturopathic Foods to Prevent Winter Illness

Dr. heather Krebsbach As a Naturopathic Doctor, I believe strongly in the healing power of nature. So as the cold and flu season approaches, there are many natural approaches to optimizing one’s immune system in order to get yourself ready for battles ahead. While sleep and stress management are fundamental to health, the foods we …

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What Are Shin Splints?

What are shin splints?

<img src=”https://innergateacupuncture.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/bigstock-Muscle-Injury-Athlete-Runnin-83143142.jpg” alt=”Muscle Injury – Athlete Running Clutching Calf Muscle After Spraining It While Out Jogging On The Be” /> Shin splints are a painful stress syndrome that develops along the region where muscles attach to the tibia or shin bone. Shin splints are characterized as painful aching or burning pain along either edge of …

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What happens to your body during a car accident?

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The impact of a car accident leads to extreme force, also known as kinetic energy, being absorbed by your body. Although cars are equipped with safety features to help address this, our bodies are not made to handle the impact of these forces. Auto Accidents cause whiplash injuries:Whiplash occurs when the back and front of …

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Healthy Living for Seniors: Tips for Feeling and Looking Great

Healthy living for seniors: tips for feeling and looking great

Healthy living can mean all sorts of things, but for seniors, it can be tricky to find the right combination of diet, exercise routine, and lifestyle factors to keep up energy and remain healthy and safe. There may be mobility issues at play, or you may have a busy schedule that prevents you from doing …

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5 Common Injuries of Cycling and How Acupuncture Can Help

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Cycling is a popular way to stay in shape, commute, lose weight and maintain cardio health. Portland is one of America’s best biking cities supported by one of the country’s largest cycling communities. While cycling helps maintains overall health the posture and muscle strain associated with cycling leads to some common injuries which can be …

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May Moon

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In ancient times the moon was an important way people kept track of seasonal changes and important events. People associated the moon with the natural phenomena that occurred throughout the year.  In our time the solar calendar has become far more important and the lunar calendar. The lunar calendar is typically used only for certain …

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Eight Easy Ways Seniors Can Develop and Maintain Healthy Habits

Healthy living for seniors: tips for feeling and looking great

When it comes to developing healthy habits, it can often feel overwhelming. However, living a healthy lifestyle can make your life much easier and enjoyable, especially during your golden years. Seniors who exercise spend 25 percent less time being injured than those who don’t, so it’s incredibly useful and important to exercise regularly. Here are …

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Optimize Your Thyroid Function

Optimize your thyroid function

Dr. Heather Krebsbach is a naturopathic physician seeing patients at Inner Gate Acupuncture’s Halsey street location. She has been practicing naturopathic medicine in Portland Since 2006. She specializes in bio identical hormones and endocrine health. In this post she offers her insights on understanding and optimizing thyroid health. The thyroid is a little butterfly-shaped gland …

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7 Ways To Stay Healthy This Fall

7 ways to stay healthy this fall

Here are 7 ideas to naturally reduce your risk of infection from colds and flus. Receive Acupuncture Treatments:Acupuncture is both calming to the nervous system and stimulating to the immune system. This allows the body to deeply rest and relax. Combining acupuncture points for relaxation with points known to improve immune function and promote white …

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