Notes on Ergonomics

by Dr. Bridgett B. Simon, ND LAc                 Hello everyone, welcome to the fall season. I like this topic because it turned out to be more than I expected. When I thought of ergonomics before this, posture and sitting time came to mind for me. Working with a lot of tech friends also, things like … 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

AIM Acupuncturist Erin “David Letterman” Alberda’s Top 5 (sometimes unexpected) Reasons to get Acupuncture”!

  by Erin Alberda, LAc In the spirit of David Letterman’s retirement, we thought this was fitting!  Here are the top 5 reasons to get Acupuncture at Alpine Integrated Medicine:   Digestive Issues/Food Allergies.  While acupuncture will not fix food allergies, IBS, chrohns or colitis, acupuncture is extremely beneficial in treating some of the sequelae: … 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

What’s stress got to do, got to do with it?!

by Dr. Brooke Azie-Rentz, ND Stress-noun- a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.   As I sit here writing this article that is 2 weeks late, dealing with new hires, family in town, ailing family out of town, young children and where to send them to … Continued

Chinese Medicine’s Take on Stress, specifically Cortisol and Vitamin B6

by Debbie Yu, LAc Acupuncture and Chinese medicine constitutes a whole medicine, but can often be difficult to understand due to language (qi, blood, yin, yang, zang-fu, meridians, etc). There are more similarities between Eastern and Western medicine than you may think. Continue reading for a correlation between cortisol and “Liver qi stagnation” and the … Continued

Eczema and Psoriasis—Natural Approaches

By Dr. Alison Kerns Eczema and psoriasis are two of the most challenging chronic, everyday skin conditions encountered in dermatology. Both eczema and psoriasis tend to have a genetic component and they can be triggered by stress and environmental factors. Neither condition is contagious nor infections and they cannot be transmitted by external contact or … Continued

Yogic Breathing to Reduce Anxiety

by Michelle Jellinghaus, RYT Anxiety springs from an agitated mind. The second Sutra in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra (an ancient text containing a series of briefly stated yogic truths) defines yoga as “the stilling of the changing states of the mind.” All yoga practices have this mental steadiness as their goal – asana, pranayama, meditation – all … Continued