Back Story It was only the second week of my internship when a distraught patient came in to the clinic for an 8:15 appointment. She was a regular patient who had been coming in every two weeks for maintenance care, but this morning she was in...Read more
Persistent pain can be life-altering, affecting your work, home life, and general well-being. You want to do anything to find relief, but at what cost? When it comes to managing pain, the best solution should be one that is effective with little...Read more
What’s the one thing all of us mothers want, but never seem to get enough of? That pesky five letter word: SLEEP. From my experience as a mom, I know that even if my son goes to sleep at a decent hour, he still seems to wake up at least three...Read more
I had my son, Simon, fifteen months ago. I went back to work as a full-time employee when he was only six weeks old. My level of anxiety and overall stress has tripled since becoming a mother, especially after I went back to work. Many days I...Read more
What is it? In the world of sports medicine, knee injuries are one of the most prevalent maladies, and if you are a runner and have never had Runner’s Knee, count yourself lucky. The term is indicative of how common this type of knee pain is...Read more
Every year in the US, millions of adults slip and fall, causing moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death 1 . Fortunately, falls are largely preventable. Acupuncture and...Read more
Community Style Acupuncture (Acupuncture Group Therapy): Why it’s a great treatment option for fixed income patients.
Many patients suffer from chronic pain that will not resolve in the typical insurance timeframe of 6-10 treatments. Community style acupuncture is wonderful bridge between full priced, private treatments, and nothing at all. Recently, I had a...Read more
The Low Back Pain Injury: Treatment and financial considerations with acupuncture and herbal therapy.
Lumbar disk herniation usually occurs from degenerative disk disease (dessication of the annulus fibrosis) in patients between 30- and 50-year-olds. The L5/S1 disk is affected in 90% of the cases. Compression of neural structures, such as sciatic...Read more
Recently, Dr. Travis Bradberry, Ph.D., wrote a great blog on LinkenIn called, “9 Things Successful People Won’t Do” and in it he featured tips that can be directly applied to health management. When patients first enter my clinic in Eugene...Read more
Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) Pain: Treatment options with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.
Frozen shoulder pain is one of the most common conditions treated in my clinic. The typical patient who seeks treatment is often between the ages of 40 and 65; more common in women than men; and is especially perimenopausal women or in patients...Read more
What is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD)? Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD) is a common joint disorder causing pain and stiffness in the temporomandibular joint. The temporomandibular joint is different from the body’s other...Read more
What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a severe, long lasting psychological reaction to a traumatic event, which can cause significant impairment. PTSD can develop after experiencing or witnessing a...Read more