Take Care of Your Legs with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

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Your legs are incredible things. They walk, run, dance, take stairs two at a time, and carry a lot of weight. You probably don’t think much about your legs until they start to give you problems. In addition, you may not think much about acupuncture when your legs are acting up, but you should. . . . → Read More: Take Care of Your Legs with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture for Pain Relief

Chinese medicine for gastroparesis

At Acupuncture in the Park, pain relief is one of the most common treatments we perform. Many people believe that pain is a very simple thing: you have pain, and you want it to go away. Or at least you want it to be better.

For some people, pain is anything but simple. It . . . → Read More: Acupuncture for Pain Relief

The Role of Acupuncture in Joint Replacement

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Dan* called Acupuncture in the Park out of the blue a couple of months ago. I had seen Dan for low back and hip pain a couple of years ago, but now his hip was really bothering him and he wanted to know if I could help. Apparently he had been limping along with really intense . . . → Read More: The Role of Acupuncture in Joint Replacement

Treating Elbow Pain with Acupuncture

Acupuncture to Boost Athletic Performance

I (Lynn) have been going to a boot camp class for the past six months. Twice a week, I get up at 5:45 am. to be at class at 6:15, so I can have my butt kicked for an hour. It’s a great workout, and over time, it’s getting a little easier.

Yesterday morning, . . . → Read More: Treating Elbow Pain with Acupuncture

Should You Use Heat or Cold?

The other day I pulled a muscle in the front of my thigh during a boot camp class.  I felt a painful “ping” in my leg while I was doing some lunges.  When I went home, I knew the muscle needed some attention, but what?  Should I put ice on it or heat?  One of the most . . . → Read More: Should You Use Heat or Cold?

Your Health and the Color Purple

Throughout the world and its many cultures, different colors have meaning. In Chinese medicine, various colors offer up clues to the state of your health. For example if you have a rash that is very red, you can assume that there’s some heat to it. If you know someone who is very pale, it . . . → Read More: Your Health and the Color Purple

Seven Steps to Faster Healing

A twisted knee, a blown out back, or an unexpected illness are all it takes to put your life on hold and abruptly curtail you activities. Whether your recovery takes days, weeks, or even months, there are things that you can do to help or hinder how well or quickly you will heal.

More . . . → Read More: Seven Steps to Faster Healing

Knock Out Knee Pain

Are you one of those people who learn that you’ve overdone it by receiving a special delivery notice from your knees?  Have you ever had a knee just go out and fold up like a card table?  Maybe you’ve had a knee lock up, blow up, blow out, or just plain hurt.  For knee . . . → Read More: Knock Out Knee Pain

Eight Ways to Ease That Pain in Your Neck

We’ve all heard the figurative term that something is a pain in the neck, but the reality of neck pain can cause sleepless nights, limited range of motion, and make your life miserable in general. There are a number of causes of neck pain, including trauma, turning and reaching at the same time, drafts, . . . → Read More: Eight Ways to Ease That Pain in Your Neck

Acupuncture for Tennis Elbow

by Shelley Conn, L. Ac.

It usually begins gradually—until you can no longer ignore the pain. You may feel a sharp jab when you’re shaking hands, playing golf, or on the tennis court. Tennis Elbow can plague all kinds of athletes, not just tennis players. The pain usually begins with a dull ache or . . . → Read More: Acupuncture for Tennis Elbow