Monthly Archives: August 2016

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The Healing Heat of Moxibustion

By |2017-07-18T04:02:30+00:00August 18th, 2016|Categories: Acupuncture, Practice, Research|Tags: , , |

It has long been thought that the best way to help treat acute sprains and strains is to apply ice to the injury. However research now indicates that the use of ice as a form of therapy may actually have detrimental effects on the healing process. Even the man who coined the term RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation), Dr. [...]

Acupuncture vs. Dry Needling

By |2017-07-18T04:05:11+00:00August 4th, 2016|Categories: Acupuncture, Practice|Tags: , , , |

Dry needling or myofascial trigger point therapy is the practice of releasing knots within the muscles known as trigger points in order to treat pain associated with injuries. It is called dry needling because, unlike a hypodermic needle, there is no exchange of fluids in or out of the tissues. This term has been used [...]

Acupuncture Helps to Reduce Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

By |2017-07-18T04:09:59+00:00August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Acupuncture, Research|Tags: , , , |

Delayed onset muscles soreness (DOMS) is the term given to that ache and loss of strength you feel in the muscles for a couple of days after a good workout. It is believed that DOMS occurs as a result of high muscle tension exerted during eccentric contractions during movement (1). This causes mechanical disruption of the [...]