Acupuncture Vs. Dry Needling

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Dry needling has gained in popularity lately for it’s use in pain control. It has often been compared to or confused with acupuncture. Here are the major differences and similarities: Acupuncture primarily uses predefined points along pathways that have been mapped out over thousands of years (see the picture above.) Dry needling does not use… Read more »

Avoid Inflammation Producing Foods To Help Joint Pain

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Avoiding pro-inflammatory foods may ease pain.Inflammation (swelling) and pain are inextricably linked. If you’re having increased joint pain, take a closer look at your diet. The following foods are considered to be “pro-inflammatory” and should be avoided: Red meat Dairy Saturated fats (lard and meat fat) Fried foods Trans fats (partially hydrogenated oils found in… Read more »

Immune Support

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Good nutrition, clean water, good hygiene and sanitation are important to both personal and community health and immunity. Sometimes, this isn’t enough, which is where your immune system comes in.This network of tissues, cells, and organs first tries to keep out germs like bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites and then deals with them if they… Read more »

Managing a New Injury At Home

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To successfully manage pain regardless of the condition/injury, we have to control inflammation (swelling). Inflammation is present in both acute (new) and long-lasting (chronic) conditions. Please note that I said “control,” not “eliminate” inflammation. Some elements of the inflammatory process are necessary for repair, however often times the process is out of control and promotes… Read more »