You may have heard – there is an opioid epidemic in the United States. Your familiarity with this crisis may be anything from reading headlines, to knowing someone personally affected – but it is true. And your proposed solution to this epidemic may be government oversight, physician regulation, drug addiction resources, or funding for pain… Read More 5 Non-Opioid Pain Relief Alternatives
What?! You can elicit a Localized Twitch Response (LTR) without a needle? Sounds pretty Mr. Myagi hands-on healing to me – but it’s true. Makes me ponder if we have the same neurophysiologic effect from a LTR elicited manually as asserted by the NIH Shah studies; or if the Spontaneous Electrical Activity quieting at… Read More Dry “hand”ling – is the twitch response with manual compression the same as #DryNeedling?
Recently I’ve had two acupuncturists on my caseload. They are both amazing individuals and I can’t say enough about them and their passion for helping people feel better. As humans, we are all broken and in need of some serious help. I’ve referred numerous people to acupuncture for relief of their symptoms. Different things work for different… Read More Acupuncture is great too!
Many months ago I came across a paper published in Acupuncture in Medicine by Xie et al discussing the quality and consistency of commonly used stainless steel acupuncture needles. After reading it, two things became apparent to me. First, the amount of variance and quality between current acupuncture needles is crazy, and second, there has to be… Read More Not all Dry Needles are Created Equal