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Sinusitis of the Chronic or Acute Kind – Acupuncture Brings Relief!


Acupuncture Makes Your Sinuses Happy!

Well, you HAD been looking forward to a weekend of winter sports, but your nose has you sidelined!

 At least 30 million Americans deal with sinus issues each year. Headaches, tightness of the facial muscles and increased production (and discharge) of mucus. Oh, happy day! Sinusitis is a condition when the paranasal sinuses become inflamed. Other symptoms include dizziness and the feeling of a “heavy head,” both of which are the results of congested (or blocked) sinus and other nasal passages. Sometimes nosebleeds are suffered. Sinusitis is either classified as acute (less than four weeks) or chronic (eight weeks or longer). Either way, it can be annoying, embarrassing (and painful) to deal with.

Because a viral infection is often to blame, the virus usually resolves itself without requiring any medication. Treatment consists of relieving the symptoms and not the virus itself. However in the case of allergies, the course of treatment depends on multiple factors, including the type of allergy, the patient’s overall health and also eliminating or avoiding certain environmental factors (think mold, dust, extra dander, and extra pollen). Food allergies play a subtle role in increasing the incidence of sinus symptoms. Symptoms are often aggravated by dairy products, caffeine, spicy foods, and alcohol. Limiting or eliminating these are advised.

Want sinusitis relief now? Try acupuncture! Acupuncture is helpful in giving immediate relief of the symptoms, as well as treating underlying factors. We take a complete history to understand all the body systems. Point sites will be local for the immediate relief, and also other places determined by your history, as well as tongue and pulse diagnosis. The headache you may have will be relieved immediately. There will also be an immediate improvement on the stuffiness, and usually only a few treatments are needed to be of great help. We will look at deeper underlying issues as well.

Interested? Visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com!

Acupuncture is an Athletic Supporter! Athletes Benefit Greatly From Acupuncture


Acupuncture Amazing for Athletes

Whether you are a pro-golfer-in-training, or just like to throw a football around your yard with the kids, we are sometimes reminded by our bodies that we may have overdone it a bit…or a lot. Athletes of all kinds can benefit from acupuncture if they’ve been injured, and acupuncture can help prevent injuries as well.

Acupuncture can be an effective treatment for repetitive use injuries like tendonitis, reducing swelling, relieving pain, decreasing inflammation and increasing blood flow to the area. If the next Pele has strained a ligament, acupuncture can be used in the acute phase to reduce swelling and pain and increase blood flow to the area to promote healing and increased range of motion. Once out of the acute phase, acupuncture can be used to balance the body’s natural muscular structure, avoid bracing from surrounding muscles, and strengthen the site of injury.

If we’re looking at serious injuries, acupuncture is also a wonderful complimentary therapy to traditional medicine in the treatment of stress fractures. In the acute phase, it eases muscle guarding, increases blood flow to the area, and decreases pain and inflammation. Longer-term, acupuncture can bring blood to the local area to assist with bone regeneration and address underlying structural and metabolic weaknesses that led to the stress fracture in the first place.

Acupuncture is also a very effective treatment for acute or chronic muscle tension and soreness, even if there is no diagnosed injury. Acupuncture relaxes the individual muscle fibers, releases endorphins, and increases blood flow to tense and blocked areas. This lets you feel better, and get out there to have some more fun!

Not only can acupuncture reduce the pain, inflammation, and swelling associated with shin splints, it reduces the inflammation and pain of bursitis to promote recovery, and as in many of these common sports injuries, acupuncture reduces the pain, inflammation and tension of Plantar Fasciitis. It also relaxes muscles in the lower legs and low back which relate to the soles of the feet through the fascia. No more running on empty!

Fun Fact: The Healthcare Medicine Institute analyzed 14 clinical trials involving 3,835 patients and concluded on its website that “Acupuncture provided significantly better relief from knee osteoarthritis pain and a larger improvement in function than sham acupuncture [or] standard care treatment.” Not-so Fun Fact: ACL tear is one of the most debilitating knee injuries, in which case a knee-stabilizing ligament tears, but here’s the good news — acupuncture helps to stabilize the knee muscles during the healing process and decrease pain and swelling.

Sports injuries often take a long time to heal, especially where ligaments or tendons are concerned. Sometimes, because of repeated use of the arm, connective tissues don’t ever have a chance to heal properly. In these cases, an athlete may come to the conclusion that an injury is permanent. This is mistaken thinking. All connective tissue can heal properly when given the chance and supported in the healing process. Acupuncture can speed up the healing process by returning the natural energy flow to the affected area of the body so that your arm can heal, even while you’re using it!

No pain, no gain? Not so…acupuncture can ease the pain of the strains, and let you get back to what you do best, beating your own best time and score!

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Author: Andrée Lambertson

Acupuncture Wins Best Supporting Needle Award for Relieving Stage Fright


Acupuncture Relieves Stage Fright

Are you one of the many artists who struggle with performance anxiety and stage fright, or someone who would rather collate budget reports for 24 hours straight than be the one to MC your department’s Power Point presentation?  You are not alone, and you are about to learn of a fabulous ally to help you deal and conquer your fear! Acupuncture!

Whether you are an amateur actor going onstage for your first performance, or an executive going in front of your boss for your end of year review, nearly everyone feels at least a little bit of excitement when performing or speaking in front of people. For some, it can develop into a full blown fear, often keeping them from levels of success they would really like for themselves.

How can acupuncture help relieve Stage Fright? Acupuncture clears your mind to concentrate and focus. It grounds you in your body, and centers your energy. builds your confidence and will power, and lessens fear and anxious thinking. Alas, poor Yorick didn’t go to the acupuncturist. I am guessing Hamlet didn’t either.

Acupuncture helps to identify causes and relevant events with effects residing in the body memory. It is good to pinpoint some of the stressed and traumatized areas, release and reduce the levels of stress, so a new level of calm and comfort is gained. When we’re calm and comfortable, we can do most anything! Point sites may be on the upper back, neck, lower back, hands or feet. The pathways involved have their own exit points which may be chosen to be treated. A common exit area chosen is at the shoulder – neck area.

Perhaps best of all (besides it working so well), acupuncture is a natural treatment that is drug-free, so there are no side effects or unintentionally strange auditions or interviews. What might work for David Mamet might not work for Smuckers.

Musicians, singers, actors, dancers, athletes, speakers and anyone who feels anxiety about speaking to people, performing physically or presenting ideas can benefit wonderfully. Acupuncture is good for reducing anger, fear, sadness, worry, anxiety, depression, and stress of all kinds. And that’s worthy of applause! Bravo!

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Author: Andrée Lambertson