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Injury Prevention Tips Injury Prevention Tips

Avoid training when your tired, you should be strong and ready to exercise. Increase your carbohydrates during heavy training. Be sure to rest, the more you train, increase rest ratio.  Rest is how the body regenerates. Treat even seemingly minor injuries carefully to prevent further problems. Recovery time is important.  Never train hard if your... [Read more of this article]

Acupuncture or Surgery? Acupuncture or Surgery?

Athletes will try anything to beat pain and get back in the game.  For the most part, that means taking drugs that carry harmful or annoying side effects or, in  the worst of cases, undergoing surgery.  But doctors at Columbia University Medical Center see real promise in acupuncture.  “Lots of cyclists suffer from pelvic pain, “says... [Read more of this article]

New York Times Article: NFL Football Players receive acupuncture New York Times Article: NFL Football Players receive acupuncture

Stretched out on a massage table in his Long Island City condominium, Jets fullback Tony Richardson closed his eyes. Over the next hour, he groaned and grimaced and eventually fell asleep, as Lisa Ripi, the traveling N.F.L. acupuncturist, went to work. Ripi poked and prodded Richardson on a recent Tuesday, using blue and pink needles, until his body... [Read more of this article]

What are the needles like? What are the needles like?

Acupuncture needles are extremely thin and made of high quality stainless steel. Unlike hypodermic needles, their tip is smooth and not hollow. Only pre-sterilized needles are used and they are always disposed of immediately after each use. This assures there is no transmission of communicable diseases from patient to patient.  Read More →

Acupuncture For Migraines Acupuncture For Migraines

The Pain Clinic and Medical Department of Skodsborg Sanatorium in Denmark conducted a randomized double-blind study which compared acupuncture needling with the drug metoprolol in controlling migraines. Both groups showed a significant reduction in frequency or duration of attacks, with no significant difference between the two groups. The metoprolol... [Read more of this article]

How does Acupuncture Work? How does Acupuncture Work?

According to traditional Chinese medicine, each person is viewed as a complete energetic system. Energy, or Qi (pronounced chee), flows along pathways called channels or meridians that cover the entire body somewhat like nerves and blood vessels do. Naturally, energy flows toward areas where it is deficient and away from areas where there is an excess,... [Read more of this article]

Acupuncture Becoming Mainstream in Western Medicine Acupuncture Becoming Mainstream in Western Medicine

December 26, 2008 Dear Mayo Clinic: What do you think of acupuncture as a treatment for various ailments? How does it work? Answer: Acupuncture, which has been used and studied throughout the world for more than 4,000 years, can be utilized to rebalance the flow of energy (Qi) in the body and effectively treat many conditions. At Mayo Clinic, acupuncture... [Read more of this article]

What is Acupuncture? What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into the body at precise points which have been shown to be effective in the treatment of specific health problems. These acupuncture points have been mapped by Chinese practitioners over a period of two thousand years. Yet, it was only recently that advanced electromagnetic research has confirmed the validity... [Read more of this article]

How does acupuncture work? How does acupuncture work?

According to traditional Chinese medicine, each person is viewed as a complete energetic system. Energy, or Qi (pronounced chee), flows along pathways called channels or meridians that cover the entire body somewhat like nerves and blood vessels do. Naturally, energy flows toward areas where it is deficient and away from areas where there is an excess,... [Read more of this article]

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