Posts Categorized: Health

Eagle Creek Fire Relief

We’re currently donating 100% of profits from the sales of Theraband products, Biofreeze, and Stretch Out Straps to the relief effort. We want to thank all the dedicated people who are fighting the fire and providing relief to those impacted. by

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 ScienceDirect.com 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 »

March First Thursday

Save the date! We’re having a First Thursday party on March 3, 2016 from 6-8 at the clinic. Come view the adventure photography of our newest artist, Steve Jackson, while sipping wine and eating hors d’oeuvres. Hope you can join us! by

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 »