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Acupuncture: The facts

What Is Acupuncture?   Acupuncture is an age-old healing practice of traditional Chinese medicine in which thin needles are placed at specific points in the body. It's primarily used to relieve pain but also has been used to treat other…
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Real Time Ultrasound is here!

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could see how your muscles were contracting as you were doing exercises? Wouldn't it be great to see what is going on under your skin without waiting ages for tests? You can! The technique is called Real Time…
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Massage Therapy : Prevent and cure pain

  What is Massage Therapy? Massage therapy is the assessment and manipulation of soft tissues and joints of the body to effect a therapeutic response in the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction. It can be preventive or restorative,…
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Have you had Neck Manipulaton? Understand the risks

    Cervical Arterial Dissections and Association With Cervical Manipulative Therapy A Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Sources: http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Strokes/47119?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2014-08-09 http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/early/2014/08/07/STR.0000000000000016.abstract   Patients…
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Acupuncture Treatments…..tell me more and fix pain fast.

How does Acupuncture work? Acupuncture stimulates the body to produce its own pain-relieving chemicals called "endorphins".  These chemicals can help block pain messages, improve general relaxation of tight muscles, and restore biochemical…
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Recommendations for Hand, Wrist and Forearm injury

Recommendations for Hand, Wrist and Forearm injuries. Major Recommendations Definitions for the strength of evidence ratings (A, B, C, and I) and the criteria for evidence-based recommendations are presented at the end of the "Major Recommendations"…
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Massage Therapy Techniques

  Glossary of Massage Therapy and Manual Therapy   It is amazing how many Manual Therapy techniques exist. Some are proven to effective, some are not. The important thing is to understand the different practices and choose the best one…
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16 Questions About Your Massage Therapy Appointment

FAQ:  Frequently Asked Questions about Massage Therapy Q  What can I  expect when I go for a massage  appointment? A On your first  visit you will complete a confidential health history form. Your therapist will  assess and create a treatment…
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The Do, The Do not do, and the Do not know of Low Back Pain!

Major Recommendations for Evidence Based treatment for Low Back Pain Toward Optimized Practice. Guideline for the evidence-informed primary care management of low back pain. Edmonton (AB): Toward Optimized Practice; 2011. p.37 The criteria…
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Chronic Pain resources

Recommendations for Chronic Pain Source: Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI). Assessment and management of chronic pain. Bloomington (MN): Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI); 2011 Nov. 112 p.  [152 references] Note:…