• Blog,  Exercise & Movement,  Lifestyle,  Mindfulness/Meditation,  Stress

    The Holiday Balancing Act: Part 2

    Share this...FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailPrint                   9 Steps to Making Holiday Stress Your Ally and Not Your Enemy:  Holiday stress. Between the bills, the parties, the overeating, over-drinking, family squabbles, and fighting the crowds at the mall, it is no wonder so many people are left with their heads spinning this time of year. Take back control this year with Dr. K’s Holiday Stress Dissolving Tips. 1. Get Your Butt Moving   Throw any excuse at it you want, but it doesn’t change the fact that NOTHING is a better stress reliever than physical activity. Yoga studios and gyms are trying their best to get your…

  • Exercise & Movement,  Inflammation,  Pain

    Bust through pain with Dry Needling

    Share this...FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailPrint Stimulate your immune system to heal you with dry needling      Dry needling has become a go to treatment for stubborn trigger points and muscle conditions. The process is pretty simple: locate the target tissue and attack it with a thin acupuncture needle (5-10 acupuncture needles can fit inside the mouth of a typical hypodermic needle).  In the case of trigger points, sometimes the muscle that is being treated will twitch or jump, this is a sign of trigger point release.       When treating more chronic conditions like tennis elbow or piriformis pain, it is not as common to get the twitch response.   Needle stimulation causes tissue…