- Good Needles Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal MedicineMission Trace Shopping Center
3333 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 802271-303-881-1971
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Many of my current patients are complaining about:
- Muscle tension
- Ear fullness
What is going on???
When we have one problem like muscle tension, it often leads to another problem, like poor lymphatic drainage and ear pain. And being worried about this ear pain can create more muscle tension. This is why magnesium deficiency is super common now.
Magnesium is depleted by STRESS and SUGAR.
Ok. It’s not a big deal if the stress lasts a short period of time. Our body readjusts. Our cup refills. We feel better after a few days or a couple weeks. continue reading
According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, almost 50,000 people die every year from opioid overdoses, more than 10 million misuse opioids in a given year, and opioids are a factor in 72% of overdose deaths. You hear about the opioid crisis on the nightly news frequently but what can be done to help people deal with chronic pain (the reason they are likely taking the opioids in the first place). Can acupuncture really help? continue reading
In a nutshell, traditional acupuncture, also known as Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM, works under the belief that the body is controlled by a flow of energy called qi traveling through pathways in the body that are called meridians. Acupuncturists believe that when these pathways become blocked and the energy can’t flow freely, various health problems begin to appear. continue reading
Shoulder Pain is one of the things I work to prevent in my practice. Our lifestyle of sitting hunched forward on our phones makes everything in the front shorten and tighten. This means that a tendon getting tighter and tauter can start pulling on your back muscles or the muscles in the side of the neck. There is essentially a tug of war between the front and back side of the body. It can get really nasty when you throw in some stress, gardening, or extra lifting and one of the muscles around your scapula CRAMPS! OH NO! Suddenly we go from mild discomfort to an extremely painful situation where it’s hard to figure out where to put your arm.
The National Institutes of Health estimates that approximately 25.3 million adults suffer from chronic pain (defined as experiencing pain every day for the preceding three months). They also estimate that nearly 40 million adults experience what is considered severe levels of pain.
Chronic pain can be debilitating for those suffering from it and directly impacts quality of life. People often treat chronic pain with anti-inflammatory medications (both prescription and over-the-counter), physical therapy, or with ice and heat, but those options don’t always provide long lasting relief. According to Harvard Medical School, “acupuncture is an option with a good track record that’s worth considering.” continue reading