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Can Acupuncture Heal Damaged Ligaments?
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...
Acupuncture and Dry needling
An old quote says that you should be courageous enough to heal yourself – even if the cure hurts. What does that mean? Well, the answer is subjective. It could mean that the cure for what ails you could be painful.  Or it could mean that you should reassess your...
Pinched Nerves
Do you suffering from pain in certain areas of your body? Does this pain often result in numbness or tingling? Or, does it feel like you have pins and needles going into your body? If you answered yes to any of these questions, there’s a good chance you’re suffering...
Is Acupuncture Safe?
This is a very common question for people new to acupuncture. Yes! Acupuncture is safe! Acupuncture is very safe when performed by a trained and licensed practitioner. In fact, acupuncture has far fewer side effects than most other medical interventions. Because...

Megumi Moskowitz DC now at Inner Gate

Megumi Moskowitz DC We are so excited to announce that Megumi Moskowitz has joined Inner Gate! Dr. Megumi has been practicing in Portland since 2003. She spent most of her time working at Back on Burnside and has now moved to our NE Portland location. Dr. Megumi...

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Self Chiropractic: Is it Good or Bad?

Someone once joked that if you start experiencing back pain, it is a constant reminder that youth is leaving your body. However, back pain for many people is not a laughing matter. And this is especially true for people who deal with chronic and life-altering back...

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Acupuncture For Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. It is a condition where the fascia, the connective tissue, of the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed. Plantar Fascia: The plantar fascia is a thick, flat ligament that connects your heel to the base of your toes....

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Can Acupuncture Heal Damaged Ligaments?

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...

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Acupuncture and Dry needling

An old quote says that you should be courageous enough to heal yourself – even if the cure hurts. What does that mean? Well, the answer is subjective. It could mean that the cure for what ails you could be painful.  Or it could mean that you should reassess your...

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A Naturopathic Approach to Winter Blues

The winter months can be an opportunity to slow down, or take a break after the longer, possibly more adventurous days of summer. But for many people the decrease in daylight and outdoor activity, can have ill-effects on energy levels, appetite, motivation, mood and...

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4 Reasons Your Neck is Sore All of the Time

According to Harvard Medical Health, approximately 7 out of 10 people experience neck pain at some point in their lives. Below is a list of common day-to-day activities that may be causing your neck pain, and how we can help address your pain. Text-neck Posture We’ve...

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ACUPUNCTURE AND SHOULDER PAIN

The shoulder is one of the most mobile joints of the human body.  It’s superior range of motion makes it one of the most complex joints in the body. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most commonly injured joints in the body.  Symptoms of shoulder pain include...

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What is Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel syndrome is one of the most common wrist issues treated in our clinic. It is estimated that 1 in 40 people have this condition, with over 8 million people diagnosed with carpal tunnel every year.  Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with carpal...

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Acupuncture for Tennis Elbow

What is tennis elbow? Tennis elbow is known medically as lateral epicondylitis. It is pain located at the bony prominences of the elbow.  It is often the result of repetitive activities that cause the tendons in your elbow to become overused and inflamed. Do only...

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Is Acupuncture Safe During Pregnancy? Find Out!

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,...

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How to Find a Good Acupuncturist [Ultimate Guide]

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...

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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...

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Chiropractor Vs Physical Therapist: The Ultimate Guide

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....

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How Often Should You Go See a Chiropractor?

Pain changes a person's perception of the world and their place in it. And the onset of chronic pain can change those perceptions irrevocably. Chronic pain is the near-perpetual and unceasing processing of pain signals from the area of injury to the nerves, to the...

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How to Relieve Pain Under Your Shoulder Blade

Have you been experiencing pain under your shoulder blade? Shoulder blade pain can wreak havoc on your life. It can make performing daily tasks difficult, and it can keep you from enjoying the activities you once loved. Shoulder pain can have many causes. You might...

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Average Chiropractor Costs Based on Location

Chiropractors are lifesavers when it comes to getting rid of back pain and alleviating joint problems. But how much will a visit to a chiropractor cost? As with all medical visits, the cost will depend on a few factors such as the practice you visit, treatment types...

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Chiropractor for Sciatica: How it Helps

Do you suffer from sciatica? Are you wondering what you can do to ease your sciatica pain? Sciatica affects up to 40% of the population. While many people suffer from sciatica, it’s largely misunderstood. People tend to lump sciatica in with recurring back pain, but...

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What to Do When You Throw Your Back Out

Throwing out your back can be painful and terrifying. When you throw out your back, it’s important to know what step to take so you don’t make the back injury worse than it already is. What should you do when you throw your back out? Read on to learn the steps you...

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How To Select The Best Chiropractor for your Condition

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...

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Auto Accident Chiropractor: Why you Need One

The days after a car accident can be almost as stressful as the crash itself. You have to worry about your damaged car, insurance, and not to mention the aches and pains that creep in. Even accidents with no serious injuries can do major damage to the joints in our...

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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...

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Acupuncture vs. Massage: The Comparison Guide

Are you looking for a new way to relax and thinking that acupuncture or massage might be helpful? While acupuncture and massage are both therapeutic techniques with various health benefits, they are quite different. Knowing the difference between acupuncture vs....

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Chiropractic vs. Acupuncture: The Ultimate Guide

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....

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Back Pain: Choosing a Chiropractor vs. Massage Therapist

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...

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How to Relieve Whiplash Neck Pain Naturally

Whiplash is a common neck injury that results from a motor vehicle accident. It affects both the bones and soft tissues around the neck and the lower part of the head. According to statistics, roughly 3 million people in the USA suffer from whiplash injury each year....

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Chiropractor for TMJ: The Ultimate Guide

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...

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