Acupuncture

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Five Ways to Reduce Your Allergies

Acupuncture reduces allergies by calming and regulating the immune system and opening the respiratory tract.  Precisely placed needles dilate and expand the lungs allowing you to breath more fully and open up sinuses to resolve congestion and itching.  Acupuncture also calms the immune system making you less reactive to allergens in the air. Chinese Herbal …

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The Benefits of Eccentric Exercise

  What is Eccentric vs. Concentric Muscle Contraction? Concentric Contraction: Concentric contraction occurs when a muscle is activated and begins to shorten against a load.  The raising of a weight during a biceps curl is a concentric contraction. Eccentric Contraction: Eccentric contractions occur when the muscle is lengthening during contraction.  The lowering of the weight …

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5 Things To Do After An Auto Accident

1.  Record All The Details Of The Accident: Make sure to gather all the names, phone numbers and license numbers of the people involved.You should always get insurance information from the other driver.DON’T allow witnesses to leave without getting their contact information.  Witnesses are important if there is a disagreement over the cause of the …

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Proton Pump Inhibitors and Kidney Disease

Heartburn medications, known as proton pump inhibitors or PPIs, may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease. These medications, which are common over-the-counter medications, include Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid. These medications have already been linked to increases in bone fractures, and pneumonia. Researchers, who followed a group of 10,000 people for almost 14 years, have …

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New Research Reveals How Acupuncture Reduces Stress and Anxiety

Ladan Eshkevari, PhD, a professor at Georgetown Medical University noticed that many of her patients receiving acupuncture for pain reported improvements in other unrelated symptoms like poor sleep, depression and stress.   She, together with a team of researches, decided to investigate how acupuncture was causing these desirable side effects.  They looked to see if …

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Ear Acupuncture and Weight Loss

A Korean study published in the journal Acupuncture in Medicine shows that ear acupuncture can help people lose weight.  In the study, researchers compared the efficacy of different acupuncture treatments in helping obese patients lose weight.  The researchers compared the standard Korean five point treatment with a single acupuncture point.  A control group was given a “sham” treatment. …

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3 Ways Chinese Medicine Helps Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a women’s health condition where uterine cells grow outside of the uterus, commonly in the ovaries and fallopian tubes.  Because endometrial tissue is regulated by hormones, women will experience increased pain close to their menses.  While Western medicine focuses on hormonal therapy and laparoscopic surgery, Chinese medicine works to regulate the menstrual bleeding and …

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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient technique that promotes your body’s natural healing process through the placement of thin, sterile needles into precise acupuncture points. A patient’s signs and symptoms determine which points to use. Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment. Clinical research continues to prove it’s validity and fuel it’s growth and acceptance. Acupuncture has …

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Why You Should Avoid Knee Surgery

Knee replacement surgeries have skyrocketed in popularity and frequency in the United States. However, new research presented in the Journal of Arthritis and Rheumatology is suggesting that fewer than half of the knee surgeries performed were deemed appropriate, meaning that the risks outweighed the risks. Even more alarmingly is the fact that more people are …

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