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Dry Needling vs. Acupuncture

Dry Needling vs. Acupuncture

We often get questions at our clinic about whether we offer dry needling and/or if dry needling is the same as acupuncture.

Dry Needling, also known as intramuscular stimulation (IMS) seems very similar to acupuncture on the surface; however, there are key differences between this technique and the ancient practice of acupuncture.

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Hydrating After Your Massage or Acupuncture

Hydrating After Your Massage or Acupuncture

You’ll hear it from us no matter why you’re visiting: “Drink lots and lots of water today.”

But why do we stress hydrating after your massage or acupuncture session? There are plenty of great reasons to keep your water bottle near by after your visit with us.

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Why We Recommend CBD During and After Your Massage

Why We Recommend CBD During and After Your Massage

In addition to aromatherapy based massage oils, Good Medicine also offers massage using CBD-based products to enhance your massage session. Why? Because we have found CBD to be an effective anti-inflammatory with powerfully healing properties. It is an excellent complement to your massage and here’s why.

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What is Community Acupuncture?

What is Community Acupuncture?

At Good Medicine, we offer community-based acupuncture. We often get questions about what this means and how it makes us different from other acupuncture clinics. Here are some of the key differences between private acupuncture and community acupuncture services.

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The Practice of Self Care | Massage as a Medicine

The Practice of Self Care | Massage as a Medicine

Many of our patients come in routinely. Many of them don’t explicitly need massage as a physical therapy. They aren’t suffering from an acute injury. They don’t have chronic pain. In general, they’re in fairly good health. So, why do they seek out massage as a regular part of their schedule? Because they understand the importance of self-care and the influence it has on their health.

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Case Study – Acupuncture & Massage for Motorcycle Accident

Case Study – Acupuncture & Massage for Motorcycle Accident

Car accidents are some of the most traumatic experiences we can encounter both physically and mentally. Motorcycle accidents, in particular, leave most of the body exposed to the impact. Without the safety of a seat belt or the protective cover of the vehicle itself, you’re left to the mercy of the pavement. Can acupuncture and massage help you after a motorcycle or car accident? The short answer: absolutely.

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Types of Massage Therapy

Types of Massage Therapy

Our Missoula massage clinic offers a variety of massage styles. Each type of massage is beneficial for specific aches, pains, or relaxation goals. Here are a few of the types of massage that we offer at Good Medicine.

  1. Thai Massage
  2. Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique – SMRT
  3. Prenatal Massage
  4. Deep Tissue Massage
  5. Cupping Massage
  6. Hot Stones Massage
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Chinese Acupuncture for Allergies

Chinese Acupuncture for Allergies

The beauty and warmth of Spring time can so often be overshadowed by sniffling, sneezing, runny nose, and red eyes. Rather than meandering around in a delirious haze from too much anti-histamine medication, consider trying Chinese acupuncture as a treatment for your allergies.

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Case Study – Acupuncture for Sciatic Pain

Case Study – Acupuncture for Sciatic Pain




A male patient came in to the clinic complaining of severe lower back pain. He was in his early 60’s and worked a desk job for many years. Recently, the pain had become so significant that he was struggling to work.

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Case Study – Athletic Recovery

Case Study – Athletic Recovery

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Case Study #1

Massage & Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

In early 2018, a patient named Luke came into the clinic with both chronic and acute pain in the lower back and hip region. His pain was so severe that he was unable to run, bend over, or stretch without significant pain.

The patient was in his early 30’s, in good health, and had no recurrent issues prior to a pulled muscle that occurred months earlier in September. (more…)