Posts By: Equilibrium Staff

Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture for Some Common Illnesses: A Clinician’s Perspective

This in-depth article explores how Western medicine views the benefits of acupuncture. Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture By Kwokming James Cheng on This paper presents some previously proposed neurobiological mechanisms on how acupuncture may work in some clinical applications from a clinician’s perspective. For the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, the proposed mechanisms included microinjury, increased local blood… Read more »

Acupuncture Relieves Neck Pain and Numbness

25 SEPTEMBER 2015 Healthcare Medicine Institute Acupuncture relieves neck pain and numbness and reduces levels of proinflammatory blood cytokines. Researchers conclude that warm needle acupuncture has a 92.05% total effective rate for the treatment of pain, numbness, and radiating discomfort due to cervical spondylosis with radiculopathy. This is a condition wherein there is spinal and… Read more »

Majority in U.S. Say Chiropractic Works for Neck, Back Pain

by Cynthia English and Elizabeth Keating WELL-BEING September 8, 2015 Story Highlights • Two-thirds say chiropractic effective for neck, back pain • Many adults say chiropractors think of patient’s best interest • More than 33 million U.S. adults saw a chiropractor last year WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chiropractic care has a positive reputation among many U.S…. Read more »

Beat the Heat and Increase Your Antioxidants at the Same Time

By Brittany S. Wilson, LMT This summer has been one of the hottest on record for the Pacific Northwest, which makes it much easier for us to become unknowingly dehydrated. During the heat waves, have you felt sluggish? More tired than usual? Have muscle weakness? Dizziness? Slow thought processes? These are all symptoms of dehydration…. Read more »

When Stress Hurts

By Brittany S. Wilson, LMT Our stress response is highly adaptive and functional: it helps us stay alert and focused during times of emergency and increases our strength and stamina, all in preparation for the fight or flight response. The nervous system responds to a sense of threat by releasing the stress hormones adrenaline and… Read more »

Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance

By Regina Chanté I am cautious about calling out individual foods as being the source of our suffering without seeing the bigger picture.  We have to also take into account additives in our foods, water, air, medications, cleaning agents and toxins in our home and office environments that may, collectively, wreak havoc on our immune… Read more »

Levator Scapulae: The ‘Computing’ Muscle

By Brittany S. Wilson, LMT  Before you read any further, try this exercise: Take a deep inhale and slowly exhale. As you exhale, release your shoulders and allow them to drop down into a fully rested position. Did you notice a full inch or more of movement? These are your levator scapulae muscles, and they are… Read more »

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a type of integrative health care profession focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neurological and musculoskeletal disorders mainly of the spine and extremities.  However, chiropractic care does focus on the body as a whole.  It is a non-invasive approach to healing, typically without the use of pharmaceuticals. A chiropractic adjustment, also called… Read more »

Calm Mind, Healthy Body

By Regina Chanté, LMT It is challenging to eat well and have the energy to accomplish our goals if our hormones are out of balance. Likewise, our hormone levels are affected by our diet, sleep patterns, and state of mind. Below are some helpful tips to create a positive mood, stable weight, and increased energy:… Read more »

Acupuncture in Health Care

Acupuncture has been employed as a health care modality for over 3,000 years.   Practitioners of this ancient medical practice have experienced clinical success with a variety of health issues.  Today, acupuncture is receiving wide acceptance as a respected, valid and effective form of health care. When most people think about acupuncture, they are familiar… Read more »