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

Cervicalgia (neck pain) – an Eastern Approach

By Erin Alberda, LAc One of the most common ailments I treat as an acupuncturist is neck pain.  Some days the sheer volume of patients coming through my office with very similar complaints has my intakes sounding like a Dr. Seuss rhyme – does it hurt you when you move your head?  Does it hurt … 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

Treating Frozen Shoulder–Physiotherapy and Trigger Point Injections

by Dr. Mohammad Shegeft Though exercise and stretching continues to be the primary rehab treatment employed for adhesive capsulitis, or commonly known as the “frozen shoulder”, best results are only achieved if the involved muscles have been checked and treated for trigger points.  Muscles that have trigger points are not able to relax properly and … Continued

An Overview of Frozen Shoulder

by Dr. Liat Engel Have you or someone that you care about been struggling to recover from a persistent shoulder pain or limitation of shoulder mobility that just doesn’t seem to be resolving? This may be a case of “frozen shoulder” or also known as “adhesive capsulitis.” This condition affects 2-5% of the general population … Continued