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5 Compelling Reasons to See a Naturopath

Naturopathic physician

In an era of modern medicine, where advanced treatments and pharmaceuticals dominate the healthcare landscape, a growing number of individuals are turning to naturopathic medicine to complement their health and well-being. Naturopathy is a holistic approach to health that focuses on natural remedies and the body’s innate ability to heal itself. If you’ve ever wondered […]

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How Many Chiropractic Sessions Might I Need After a Car Accident in Portland?

Chiropractic medicine for auto accidents

Auto accidents can have a profound impact on your physical well-being. The sudden jolt of a collision can lead to neck and back pain, headaches, and a range of other uncomfortable symptoms. Another common injury that arises from auto accidents is whiplash. Chiropractic care is a popular choice for individuals seeking relief from these injuries.

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Can Acupuncture Heal Damaged Ligaments?

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 injuries. Once damaged, they cause destabilization of joints and are often slow to

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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

Running and sport ankle sprain injury

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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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. Massage: The Comparison Guide

Acupuncture

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. massage will help you figure out which one is right for you.  Read on to

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Chiropractic vs Acupuncture: The Ultimate Guide

Doctor applying pressure to patient's neck

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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Chiropractor for TMJ: The Ultimate Guide

: a man in pain holding a towel to his jaw

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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Can Chiropractic Care Relieve Wrist Pain?

Physical therapist examines the shoulder of woman

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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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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Acupuncture For Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are a common lower leg injury we see at Inner Gate Health & Wellness. They occur commonly in sports where direct engagement against other competitors can modify landing positions, such as soccer or basketball but are also common in track & field and gymnastics. Ankle sprains cause damage to the ligaments of the

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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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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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