Acupuncture vs Dry Needling

Written by Ann on June 26, 2014

Dry needling has hit the news a lot lately and is reported to be a new technique to reduce muscle (myofacial) pain. In fact, the same technique is one of many that have been used by acupuncturists for thousands of years to reduce pain. In the language of the acupuncturist, this technique is called needling of Ah Shi (tender) points; different names, same purpose and technique.

The Long History of Acupuncture
Acupuncture has been practiced in China since the Shang Dynasty of

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The Benefits of Adding Acupuncture to Cancer Therapy

Written by Ann on May 29, 2014

In the not-so-distant past, a diagnosis of cancer was typically followed by a treatment of surgery to remove the infected areas (if possible), radiation, and/or chemotherapy. While all of these modalities are still in use today, they are no longer the only options. And perhaps more importantly, they are not used in a vacuum. Today’s medical practitioners are including a host of alternative therapies to assist patients with cancer in finding relief from their symptoms. One of those proven alternative

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If Acne Is Plaguing You, Acupuncture Can Help

Written by Ann on May 19, 2014

As if the teenage years weren’t hard enough. Negotiating a world in which you’re still a child yet are yearning for independence is what makes those ages between 13 and 18 an emotional challenge, but the physical challenges offer a whole new world of difference as well. While all of it is inevitable, some of those physical changes teens experience don’t have to be such a big deal, especially when thinking about acne.

Changing hormones and a maturing body happening together

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Can Acupuncture Get You Ready for Swimsuit Season?

Written by Ann on May 12, 2014

Summer is right around the corner in the Phoenix area, and some brave souls have already jumped in their backyard pools to test the waters. That means it won’t be long before pool parties are popping up across town, necessitating the need for just the right suit for the occasion. But what about the right body for that suit?

Perhaps you have just a few pounds to lose. Or maybe you’re looking at a long journey to regaining your once-svelte physique.

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GERD Times, Bad Times

Written by Ann on April 24, 2014

We all know that digestive systems are sensitive, especially with all of the recent information we’ve learned about gluten, dairy, and soy intolerances. But what happens when your system is so sensitive that it barely lets things settle into your stomach before kicking them back out? In that case, you may have GERD, and it’s definitely not a good time.

GERD, otherwise known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a chronic digestive issue that occurs when stomach acid or bile comes back

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