Most people have enough to worry about right now with COVID-19 and wearing masks, but it can increase your unhappiness if you have pain. Conquering low back pain with acupuncture is much safer and healthier than surgery, and as I always say, try everything before you go under the knife.
It’s Not All In Your Back
Orthopedic acupuncture, notably the best form for conquering low back pain, involves first relaxing the lower back muscles and the hamstrings and mid-back. Think of it as a tug-of-war game between your muscles as they get tighter and pull. Tightness in other places can lead to sciatica, hip pain, and piriformis pain.
Conquering Low Back Pain With Acupuncture
Have you ever felt like arching your back or bending over to get a good stretch? That’s a signal that your muscles are screaming, “I’m stiff!” This can be the beginning of things like a bulging disc or a ruptured disc.
Remember, as a kid, you bent down more, ran more, and did many fun things more than we do as adults. All these activities helped you to stretch. We called it playing.
Now, we sit at desks, work from home, and watch more HBOMAX than we did before COVID-19. Even during these times, you can add orthopedic acupuncture to help with conquering your low back pain. It is a safer bet than a doctor’s office visit. At your acupuncture visit, we stretch and relax the stiff muscles before doing painless acupuncture.
Many times, low back pain, especially sciatica, has radiating pain or numbness. This can feel like pins and needles in your leg, even a dull ache. It’s also important to treat this area with neurological acupuncture.
Sciatica And Disc Problems
Once your acupuncture treatment is complete, we use either cupping or hot stones to provide manual traction or fascia release. Both are excellent finishing touches for conquering low back pain.
Orthopedic acupuncture utilizes locations near the spine for back problems. In this way, we’re treating the dermatome getting the neurological treatment too. With a bulging disc or ruptured disc, this treatment relieves the muscles’ pressure on the nerves allowing the muscle to relax and the disc not to press on the nerves.
When the disc is ruptured, there’s still fluid inside it that can act as a cushion in many cases. The fluid also will close the rupture with time and rejuvenate itself. In this case, acupuncture is your rescuer because it relaxes the muscles and takes the pressure off the nerves at the same time.
Faster Healing And Reduced Pain
Using bracketing style acupuncture, a type of Orthopedic acupuncture can restore disc and low back problems including sciatica. Adding Prolotherapy can speed your healing and reduce your pain. Acupuncture injections also known as Prolotherapy are natural substances not western steroids.
Conquering low back pain with acupuncture can happen quickly or take time, depending on your problem. Health insurance covers it at our office either under ‘acupuncture benefits’ or “physical therapy – dry needling [acupuncture]. Also, the Veteran administration is happy to refer you to us too.
It’s such an up & down journey having knee pain. Maybe it comes and goes or remains a constant reminder that we’re human. We will inevitably learn some life lessons through our discomfort. Acupuncture for knee pain can help us understand ourselves better.
Doing acupuncture can decrease or eliminate our discomfort.
Acupuncture For Knee Pain
Dealing with pain grows us. We learn what matters most to us as we find it hard to run, walk, or move around when our body isn’t working. Things we took for granted now have value.
Sometimes the people around us that we’ve have known us a long time may sense a change. Their love and support are important though they may not realize our issue and the new limits in our life.
When you begin acupuncture treatment, you connect to your body, mind, and emotional self that I refer to as our Spiritual self.
Support Through Family – Friends & Others
We also can connect with like-minded souls all over the world who have similar problems because acupuncture for knee pain is universal.
Many people try and love acupuncture for pain.
Knee pain can be complicated. It’s also scary. Acupuncture is essential to keep you moving and out of pain.
Pain Is Not Inherited
Age is not always a factor in pain. Activity or lack of it is what usually created knee pain. It’s not hereditary. Just because your dad or mom had it doesn’t mean you will. We determine our lives through what we eat, how we care for our bodies, and what we think.
Knee pain is treatable with acupuncture and should be a choice you make before surgery or medications. It can help you connect with your body more. Eliminating pain and giving you a sense of when something isn’t working for you is part of what alternative medicine does.
Simply put acupuncture for knee pain at the top of your wellness problem; if you have knee problems – you’ll be happy you did.
There’s no question more people work from home these days. It also means more home-cooked meals and baking in my house! I’m finding it harder deal with weight loss – when you work from home.
Why Losing Weight Is Difficult For Me
Self-control in the kitchen is harder. Getting outside even in this beautiful weather is often put off. Sitting more and not creating a routine that serves us a healthy body, and keeps us from gaining weight is common. My office is attached to my home. For years, I’ve separated office from home. Then my husband started working from home. Now on breaks I ‘stop by’ to see him.
Weight Loss When You Work From Home
There are things you can do that will help you lose weight, feel better, and have more energy. One thing I’m doing is going back to my routine. No more ‘visits’ to the house. Back to bringing my lunch to the office or like in the past having my food prepared so I can simply go get it from the kitchen. No daytime baking or impulse snacks because others are eating. I have a plan and I want to offer a few ideas to stimulate you to create a routine that aids you in weight loss when you work from home too.
Acupuncture Weight Loss Injections Boost Metabolism
Acupuncture injections for weight loss speed up your metabolism. They’re natural vitamins that help you burn calories, and have energy from the fuel you eat.
There is much more though you can do at home. Keeping pounds off happens long-term when you empower yourself by creating a plan or having a routine. My hope is that you’ll take these 9 ideas to heart and create a plan or routine that supports your weight and health goals.
Ideas To Help You Build A Healthy Routine
Make a meal plan and stick to it. Don’t wander into the kitchen unless it’s mealtime eat perishable first.
Have an eating schedule – don’t get caught up working and forget to eat or graze all day at your desk.
Keep your meals filled with foods that will keep you full. Protein, fiber, vegetables, and healthy fats
Smart Snacking – try fruits, seeds placing these in a bowl, not from the container or bag. Remember, nuts are edible too though they contain a lot of fat.
Keep track of what you eat by knowing what you plan to eat that day. Then adjust it throughout the day. A simple journal entry is all you need.
Stay active! Set timers to get out of your chair at your home office. Take walks, stretch, even bike, run, or lift weights.
Channel your stress. Emotional eating is more comfortable when we work from home. Make it a practice to meditate for 5-15 minutes daily. You can break it up or all at once. Do mindfulness minutes with deep breathing if you can’t break away during the work hours to meditate.
Ask yourself, is this a problem that I must address now, or can I table it until later?
Take up a hobby for when a craving hits. – play sudoku, or mahjong, read a chapter in a book. Play with the dog- my favorite
Make sure you’re sleeping. This helps control hunger hormones. It helps you resist junk food because you have rested well.
Do Acupuncture and also try the Vitamin injections that promote increased metabolism, better absorption of nutrition – giving you more energy, and helps you stop sugar and carb cravings. Both help you with weight loss when you work from home or not. Creating a home plan or routine along with other support to help you is something successful people do.
You are what you eat and think, so put healthy foods and thoughts into yourself. Doing this will help you improve your life in many ways. I believe in you and know you are worthy of health.
As an anxiety sufferer myself, I always thought there was something wrong with me. The people around me made anxiety seem like a disease instead of a natural response to certain situations. All I needed was this single vitamin to fight anxiety.
EVERYONE has Anxiety
Sometimes it’s more than average; that’s when we look at ways to treat it naturally. Don’t buy into the belief that something is wrong with you.
Anxiousness is often treated as a mental health issue even when it’s a biological concern. If you’re deficient in several amino acids and vitamins you’re likely to be more anxious, stressed-out, and experience insomnia. A prescription drug may cause more deficiencies while a single vitamin to fight anxiety changes your internal balance.
There’s a single vitamin that fights anxiety though it works synergistic with others. It’s not just about a vitamins though. EAM, or Electro-acupuncture medicine, has a strong track record of working with the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems to emotionally balance; especially when we experience stress, insomnia and anxiety..
Your Armor Against Runaway Emotions
There are tools you can use at home.
BUT — and I mean, BUT, the key for myself was finding out what my nutritional deficiencies were and taking care of those through Functional Medicine.
A Patient shared. . .
One patient I treated put it this way, “My husband told me he was afraid of me because I flew off the handle at he and the kids constantly and whatever you’re giving me – not to stop. He has his wife back!”
The patient knew she was full of stress and unease yet had no idea she was affecting everyone around her.
Simply put – she does the seven things on my list, and we’ve added the right supplements. She wasn’t crazy; She wasn’t a bi@ch. She wasn’t mentally ill. When I say it’s a single vitamin to fight anxiety it’s a family that work harmoniously together.
The Missing Vitamin
Do you want to know what the single vitamin for anxiety is? It’s B12 complex. And it needs to be in a specific form. It’s not something you should risk picking up at the local store. It also works best when you take it with a “salt’ mineral.
Don’t mess around with your wellness and life by believing there’s something wrong or that you can manage it alone. We’re here to support you.
Acupuncture Works Well With Our Functional Approach
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