• 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…

  • Blog,  Blood Sugar/Adrenals,  Diabetes/Prediabetes,  Endocrine System,  Food,  Inflammation,  Lifestyle

    The Holiday Balancing Act: Part One

    Share this...FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailPrint Let’s simplify the real health challenges of the holiday season into:  Sugar & Stress. In Part One of The Holiday Balancing Act, we will focus on how to prevent sugar from wreaking havoc on your weight, your health, and your sense of well-being. To the right is a simplified look at what happens when you eat an unbalanced diet high in simple carbs (pastas, breads, sugar, candy, cake, pastries, white rice, etc.). This diet, which most of us slip into from Halloween to New Years, is the driving force behind inflammation, weight gain, lethargy, diabetes, and heart disease. Take a look…      Now, the holidays are not a time…