Making New Year’s Resolutions Stick

It’s that time of year again. You know what time, the holidays have past with the parties and get together.

Its time that people reflect on how they would like to improve themselves.

Its Resolution time.

Are you going to get in shape?  Eat healthier? Start meditation? Take care of that chronic back pain?

Its About the Future

New years is a natural time to think about the future.  That’s a wonderful aspect to New Years resolutions.  It gives us a natural moment to think about change.

But change is hard.  So it’s important to take a couple … Read More

Back Pain after a Car Accident

Chronic back pain and neck pain often develops after a car accident.   It can happen directly after the accident or gradually over a period of time.   Sometimes, people with chronic neck and back pain just doesn’t seem to get better, no matter what they try, even if there are no findings on the x-rays and MRI tests.

Acupuncture is very effective at reducing chronic back pain after a car accident.

In acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine  the concept of circulation is unique and can be the reason acupuncture works when other therapies do not.

Acupuncture Meridians

The body is interconnected … Read More

Acupuncture for Stress Induced Back Pain

lower back painCar accidents, injuries, and training are not the only reason people develop back pain.

Stress is also be a significant cause of back pain.

Acupuncture is very effective for back pain because it can address both the physical and mental aspects of the cause of the back pain.

Case Study: Stress Induced Back Pain

This patient came to me with chronic back pain on the lower left side. When I asked where the pain was specifically, she pointed to the sacro iliac joint. This is a very common location for lower back pain.

She had back pain for a … Read More

Acupuncture’s Unique Treatment of Back Pain

People with back pain often find relief in acupuncture after other treatments have not worked.

From a Chinese medicine and acupuncture point of view, this is because the underlying imbalance was not corrected.  A successful treatment must be tailored specifically to what is going on with your back.

Physiologically, it is because acupuncture works holistically with the body, address many levels of the pain and condition.  It works to relax the muscles, stimulate healing in the connective tissues, and reset the nervous system.

What are the imbalances that would need correcting?

There is an old saying in Acupuncture.  “When there … Read More

Phenomenal Acupressure for Back Pain

Acupressure is a technique of rubbing specific acupressure points to relieve pain.  There are a number of very power acupressure points that are helpful in reducing back pain.

Rub Your Back

It is a natural reaction to rub where it hurts. This can often temporarily relieve the pain. For a gentle warming massage you can use palm of your hand. But for more force you can use the knuckles on your first.

Go slow and don’t overdue the force.  Listen to the body because you don’t want to cause more pain or spasm.

You should also massage these acupressure points … Read More