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Did you know that Acupuncture can alleviate Fibromyalgia?

Posted by Al Ladesic on  June 13, 2022
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Category: Acupuncture
Do you know anyone who suffers from fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a pain condition that involves muscle pain and tenderness in multiple joints or areas of the body. The pain can be hard to treat and is often chronic. Fibromyalgia affects about 4 million US adults, about 2% of the adult population. Possible risk factors include:  Sex. Women are twice as likely to have fibromyalgia as men.   Stressful or traumatic events, such as adverse childhood experiences,
Relief for Spring Allergies

Acupuncture for the Relief of Spring Allergies

Posted by Al Ladesic on  May 16, 2022
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Itchy, watery eyes? Runny nose? Spring is in the air, and so is allergy season! So many folks are already feeling the shift in weather through allergy symptoms like itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, and even skin symptoms like itching, dry patches, redness and hives.⠀ How can you manage these symptoms? Or prevent them if you’re prone to allergies but not experiencing them just yet?⠀ 1) Get acupuncture: You knew I was going to say that,

How the Weather Affects Our Health

Posted by Al Ladesic on  April 17, 2022
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We’ve probably all heard motherly advice at some point reminding us to bundle up in cold weather so we don’t “catch a cold”, or hear grandpa accurately predict a storm when his hip starts aching. Or how about getting a case of the winter weather blues? Even in the Western world we recognize a relationship with nature in terms of environmental conditions. Changes in temperature, sunlight, barometric pressure, and humidity all play a role in
Anxiety

Anxiety Relief

Posted by Al Ladesic on  February 8, 2022
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Did you know that Acupuncture can alleviate Anxiety? Anxiety is an increasing problem worldwide, affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.  A 2009 WHO World Mental Health Survey found that anxiety was the most prevalent form of mental health disorder. According to the most up to date evidence, acupuncture is an effective treatment for anxiety. In 2017, The Acupuncture Evidence Project, co-authored by

GERD Awareness

Posted by Al Ladesic on  February 8, 2022
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Did you know that acupuncture can help with a number of digestive issues? Yes, it’s true! Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), one of the most common GI issues among Americans, occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into your esophagus – the tube connecting your mouth and stomach. If you suffer with this, or you’ve ever suffered with it, you might have felt hopeless and frustrated at times that there are no known causes and the
acupuncture can alleviate fibromyalgia

Do you know anyone who suffers from fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a pain condition that involves muscle pain and tenderness in multiple joints or areas of the body. The pain can be hard to treat and is often chronic. Fibromyalgia affects about 4 million US adults, about 2% of the adult population.

Possible risk factors include: 

  • Sex. Women are twice as likely to have fibromyalgia as men.  
  • Stressful or traumatic events, such as adverse childhood experiences, car accidents, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Repetitive injuries. Injury from repetitive stress on a joint, such as frequent knee bending.
  • Illness (such as viral infections).
  • Family history.
  • Obesity.

Fibromyalgia is often accompanied by fatigue, poor sleep, poor memory, and changes in mood.

Like all chronic pain conditions, it typically limits people’s ability to do the activities they love – like exercising, gardening, chasing after grandkids, and more.

But acupuncture is often helpful for this challenging condition. In a 2017 study, they found that acupuncture significantly reduced pain intensity, fatigue and depression in fibromyalgia patients. You can read the research here.

And, as if often noted in acupuncture studies, the researchers mentioned that “acupuncture did not have any side effects.” Fabulous!

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