QiGong: Working with the Body’s Vital Energy

By Anna Recun, LAc   Qigong has been practiced by people of all ages and skill levels in China for centuries as a physical discipline, meditation technique and therapeutic activity. It helps to regulate health, decrease mental, physical or emotional stress and diminish physical pain. It is a great alternative therapeutic and preventative method to increase … Continued

From the Vault: Self Care. Self Love.

By Chanda Joelle Zeigler, LMP, CSP   Massages are absolutely amazing right?! But how many of us are willing to commit or even have the extra time or money to add one more weekly appointment to our already packed schedules? I totally get it. The reality of our lives is that we are in constant … Continued

This is Spinal…Manipulation!

By Dr. Mohammad Shegeft   According to a research study founded by NIH and conducted at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, spinal manipulation is more effective at relieving acute neck pain in the long term than medication! Neck pain is very common.  Nearly 3 out of every 4 people experience neck pain at some … Continued

Hypertension, the Liver, and Thai Yoga Massage

By Debbie Yu, LAc, RYT   In Chinese medicine, hypertension is often (or at least in part) associated with the Liver organ and meridian. The Liver is imperative in maintaining the free flow of qi throughout the body. Sometimes when the qi gets sluggish– e.g. from lack of exercise or stress – excess energy rises to … Continued

“The professionalism and patient-centered care at AIM is evident from the moment you enter the office and I highly recommend the services of Ms. Santoro.”

During a standard workout in the gym, I managed to strain my back. The result was unimaginable pain centered under my left scapula. This was later diagnosed as a muscle ‘seizure’ or spasm that was clustered about T5 or T6. This area was X-rayed and examined by a radiologist at University Hospital and I was diagnosed with … Continued