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Chris Reilly, LAC Friday, September 05, 2014 Acupressure Points  Acupuncture  Pain Management  Preventative Health  Stress Management 

One of the most often used acupuncture points to strengthen overall vitality is the 36th point on the stomach channel: Zusanli.

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Christopher Reilly, L.AC Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Acupuncture  Pain Management 

Why not Pop a Pill?  It’s Easy…right?

A recent study showed that patients over 60 who were given opiate painkillers after minor surgeries considered to be “low pain,” were 44% more likely to still be using the painkillers a year later when compared to patients who were not prescribed opiates right away.  There was also a strong trend in the opiate group to graduate from a drug like codeine, to stronger opiates like oxycodone within a year.  {Asim Alam, MD, et. al.  “Long-term Analgesic Use After Low-Risk Surgery: A Retrospective Cohort Study.” Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(5):425-430.}

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Sue Coughtry, LMT Monday, November 29, 2010 Massage Therapy  Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy  Pain Management  Preventative Health 

I love learning new things that can be of help to my patients.  I took a new craniosacral seminar two weeks ago.  This was part refresher class and part new techniques and skills.

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Rebecca Rice, L.Ac Wednesday, November 03, 2010 Acupuncture, Community  Pain Management  Preventative Health  Rebecca Rice L.AC  Stress Management  Traditional Chinese Medicine 

Community Acupuncture has been a powerful ally in helping our community to unwind. Stress is one of the most common symptoms of this day and age. Its side effects can include such symptoms as: depression; headaches; acid reflux; anxiety; poor memory and trouble sleeping. Stress can subtly creep into our lives or may be directly related to specific events or thought patterns.

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Sue Coughtry, LMT Friday, September 10, 2010 Fibromyalgia  General  Massage Therapy  Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy  Pain Management  Preventative Health 

I just read a research study on Craniosacral Therapy’s beneficial effects on people suffering from fibromyalgia.  The results of this study were very clear and significant.  Craniosacral Therapy definitely and significantly reduced the body pain, anxiety and depression experienced by the participants of the study, all of whom had fibromyalgia.  It improved their overall quality of life – there were clear improvements in physical function, general health and vitality, and therefore the ability to take part in social activities.  Craniosacral Therapy also improved the quality of their sleep in the participants.

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Sue Coughtry, LMT Sunday, June 27, 2010 Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy  Pain Management  Preventative Health  Stress Management 

I have heard from a number of people since I wrote my first blog about this on how hard it is to change from being a stomach sleeper to being comfortable in any other position, even though sleeping on their stomach causes pain.  I understand because I was a stomach-sleeper till I was in my teens.  Then my neck cramped up big time and I couldn’t do that any more.  It was a tough transition but I had no choice and eventually succeeded.

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Christopher Reilly, L.AC Tuesday, June 22, 2010 Acupuncture, Community  General  Pain Management  Preventative Health  Traditional Chinese Medicine 

Community acupuncture is off to a great start at the Center.  We still have room for new patients, but the initial response has been even greater than expected.  Clients are coming in to experience group acupuncture, in some cases bringing along a daughter, brother, mother or friend to explore it with, and leaving very relaxed and happy.

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Sue Coughtry, LMT Monday, February 22, 2010 General  Pain Management  Preventative Health 

Would you believe that a good night’s sleep can make you hurt the next day?  Or make your chronic pain worse?  It can. I see many people who wake up in more pain than when they went to sleep.  There are a number of ways that your sleeping positions and habits can make you sore the next morning, or even make existing problems worse.

Here’s what can happen and what you can do to prevent it.

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Christopher Reilly, L.AC Friday, August 07, 2009 Acupuncture  Healthcare Reform  Pain Management  Preventative Health  Traditional Chinese Medicine 

According to a recent article in Acupuncture Today: Acupuncture Collaboration with the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marines, the programs that the U.S. Army, Navy and Marines are developing to more effectively support soldiers diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will now emphasize an integrative approach.  To the standard treatments of drug therapy, psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy, these programs will add tai chi, reiki, yoga, acupuncture and medical massage.

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Korey DiRoma, ND Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Korey DiRoma Naturopath  Pain Management  Preventative Health 

Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol and many cold and flu medications, has come under fire recently by the FDA.

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