Acupuncture and Opioids

The High Risk of Addiction to Opioids Opioids are a class of powerful drugs used primarily as a treatment for pain and provide relief in the most excruciating of cases. Morphine, codeine, heroine, fentanyl, oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet) and hydrocodone (Vicodin) are all classified as opioids. The United States loses approximately one hundred lives a day [...]

Acupuncture and Autoimmune Disease

Over 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, thyroid disease, Addison's disease, pernicious anemia, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis and Guillain-Barré syndrome. An autoimmune disease occurs when the body's immune system attacks healthy tissue. Due to the complexity of treating autoimmune diseases, integrative medicine solutions including acupuncture and Oriental medicine [...]

Using Acupuncture to Promote Men’s Health and Wellness

Acupuncture and Oriental medicine have been used to treat men's health concerns for thousands of years and are growing in popularity. The reason for this growth in popularity is that many health issues that men face, such as high blood pressure, prostate problems and depression, respond extremely well to acupuncture. Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular disease [...]

Treating Musculoskeletal Injuries with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

The musculoskeletal system consists of connective tissues including joints, ligaments, and tendons. Problems with the musculoskeletal system can result in inflammation and pain, and ultimately reduce the body's overall health. People are looking for more natural approaches to help relieve musculoskeletal conditions instead of relying on medications. Even over the counter non-steroidal anti inflammatory medications [...]

5 Things You Should Know About Cupping Therapy

Written by Em Wooden Thanks to Michael Phelps, Pavel Sankovich, Alex Naddour, and many other Olympic athletes, cupping therapy has become a topic of conversation around the world.  News sources are sensationalizing the bruise-like marks on the athletes’ bodies, and while some journalists encourage readers to give cupping a try, others suggest that the therapy [...]

By |2016-08-23T15:55:01-07:00August 26th, 2016|Chinese Medicine|0 Comments

Press These Two Points this Spring!

Brought to you by Evolution Healthcare and Fitness Acupuncturist Danielle Melanson for Acutake- written by Sara Calabro Press This Point for Ear Problems Triple Heater 21 is a go-to point for ear pain, ear infections, and tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Sinus pressure commonly leads to discomfort in the ears, so with spring allergies ramping up, this is [...]

By |2017-01-18T15:45:07-08:00April 11th, 2016|Chinese Medicine|0 Comments

Do you want Acupuncture, but hate needles?

An Article from AcuTake, Presented by Danielle Melanson, L.Ac. By Sara Calabro  Most people, when they hear about the benefits of acupuncture, find themselves thinking, “That would be so good for me!” Less stress, more energy, better sleep and digestion… Who doesn’t want that? But for many people, there’s one thing that holds them back from [...]

By |2017-01-18T15:45:07-08:00January 25th, 2016|Chinese Medicine|0 Comments

Chinese Medicine Recommendations for Spring

Author: Cameron Li, L.Ac. According to Chinese medicine, being in resonance with one's environment is an indispensable aspect of health. Tuning into the movements of the seasons in particular is an important practice that is often overlooked in the modern lifestyle. In spring, the movement is that of upward and expansion.  The energy is of [...]

By |2017-01-18T15:45:08-08:00April 6th, 2015|Chinese Medicine|0 Comments