Monthly Archives: June 2010

100% No Trans Fats???

It seems these days many grocery stores, and restaurants are selling food that has “100% no trans fats”.  Now, at a first glance, selling food that is labelled as containing no trans fats appears to be a healthy change in … Continue reading

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Auricular therapy for muscle spasms

A 70 y/o male came into the office complaining of intense muscle spasms  in his lower left back.  The pain had persisted for 2 weeks and the patient rated his pain 6/10 with 10 being the worse.  The patient’s pain … Continue reading

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Acupuncture vs Auricular Therapy

Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles into various part the body (legs, arms, back etc) to promote health.   This 2000 year old medicine has origins in China and is based on the concept that energy or chi flows through the … Continue reading

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What is the neurological basis for Acupuncture pain relieving effects?

Acupuncture has been known foremost for it’s pain relieving effects but it was not known how acupuncture achieves these effects.  In the 1970’s it was believed that acupuncture played a role in the Gate Theory of Pain.  Later on, it … Continue reading

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What is auricular therapy?

Basically, this is a type of therapy in which varioius parts of  the ear (auricle) are stimulated.  The stimulation can be done with acupuncture needles, low level laser devices, manual pressure and mild electrical stimulation.   Auricular therapy has been … Continue reading

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