A Chinese view of pain relief: The importance of blood circulation

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An article about blood circulation and pain relief. “Highly oxygenated, highly nutritious blood coursing through the body is the key to good health.” —Bob Doane, L.Ac As noted by Dr. Tan’s top disciple, Bob Doane, the ancient Chinese doctor’s view of a healthy functioning body: Oxygen delivery to the tissues Healthy vascular system Healthy organ system, particularly the heart Nervous …

Sprained ankle

How to heal your sprained ankle

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Have you ever sprained your ankle? I bet you used lots of ice and ibuprofen, right? Want to learn how to heal your sprained ankle the correct way? My colleague Andrew Ball, licensed acupuncturist at Vitruvian holistic healthcare made a great YouTube video. Informative, and funny too!

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Acupuncture Can Ease Wrist Pain of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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NEW YORK TIMES:  All three groups found relief from pain, but both of the true acupuncture groups showed measurable physiological improvements in pain centers in the brain and nerves, while sham acupuncture did not produce such changes. Data suggests acupuncture can ease wrist pain of carpal tunnel syndrome Read the entire article here: Acupuncture Can Ease Carpal Tunnel Syndrome  

How does Acupuncture work?

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I’m sure you are wondering… how does acupuncture work? Have you ever wondered how acupuncture can alleviate pain, even without an acupuncture needle placed anywhere near the source of pain? Why does your back stop hurting when a couple of needles are placed in your wrist? How do acupuncture needles in your ankle allow your stiff neck to relax? If …

Why blood flow is important

Why blood flow is so important

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At birth, the blood flow in the body is the best that it will ever be! Babies are just a big ball of blood vessels, hence why they are pink, and are like rubber. They can fall down 2000 times in the first few years of their lives while learning how to walk, yet where are the bruises? They heal …

What does pain mean

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Visit Rob Weingeist at Clinic Eight. Many times you will feel your pain and tension dissipate while you are in the clinic, then continue to improve through the rest of the day and into your restful sleep that night. The longer you wait, the more treatment it takes to make it all go away. Feel great today! Give us a …

Mental and Emotional Health

How the body can heal itself

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Blood is the main healing component of the body. Everything we consume gets digested, eliminating the bad and keeping the good. Now this good “stuff” (nutrients from food) is transferred into the blood stream, with oxygen which the body has inhaled, and continuously spreading. When there is an injury to the body, the body freaks out and thinks that it …

Pain Management and Chinese Medicine

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In the west, we treat pain as a completely separate phenomenon from our emotions. Pain management is often treated with drugs that negatively impact the mind. Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) treats physical and emotional pain as one. We call it the “body-mind” and all pains are linked to an imbalance of qi(energy) and blood in the body. Many times caused by …

Turmeric for Stagnation

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Turmeric has been around for thousands of years. It is widely used in culinary dishes and is very medicinal as well. In Chinese medicine, turmeric is used for blood and qi stagnation. A common complaint of women, menstrual issues can range from annoying to debilitating. Turmeric can help stimulate blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus. Stagnation can be a …