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.(more…)
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…)
What does chronic pain look like to you?
Could it be that recurring migraine that has plagued you for months? Perhaps an achy joint that only flares up occasionally? What about that tense shoulder that you’ve grown so accustomed to that it has become your new normal?
Pain shows up in a lot of ways and we are amazingly well-adapted at just ignoring it and pushing through. In fact, most of the time, that is what we feel is expected of us. Self-care, as a practice, is often set aside. It shouldn’t be! You know your body better than anyone else. You have the ability to put consistent treatment first and be rid of your chronic pain for good. (more…)
Acupuncture is an effective treatment for all types of pain. It has been consistently proven in numerous, well-documented studies.
Some of the most common ailments we see at Good Medicine include migraine relief, lower back pain, nerve damage, endometriosis, and arthritis. We happily help many people achieve lasting pain relief and pain management through Chinese acupuncture. If you are interested in treating your pain, acupuncture may be the right choice for you. (more…)
Thai massage is a dynamic approach of working through the layers of the body to increase movement and decrease pain. Your Thai massage therapist may use a variety of tools and techniques during any given session such as compressions, stretches, point work, Thai scraping, Thai fire cupping, percussion, scarves, balms and liniments. (more…)
Surely you’ve heard about acupuncture but in case you’ve never had it explained, here’s a quick synopsis. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine – we mean thousands of years old – that has been successfully and safely used to treat hundreds of different ailments from chronic pain and inflammation to anxiety and depression. It works along energy channels in the body and has real scientific backing to it. The acupuncturist places hair-thin, sterile needles along these energy channels to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Acupuncture has little to no side effects and has helped millions feel better both mentally and physically. If you’re interested in giving it a shot, give us a call and schedule an appointment with our acupuncturist to get all of your questions answered. Otherwise, read on to learn about some interesting acupuncture facts.
It may surprise you how many different styles of massage there are. From the commonly practiced and clinical Swedish deep tissue massage to the deeply spiritual Reiki healing, you can discover a new subtlety to the art depending on where you are in the world.
Lomi lomi is not a new form of massage but you may have never heard of it before. That’s probably because this ancient massage work didn’t find it’s way into massage schools until the 1970’s. Prior to that, Lomi Lomi was passed down along Hawaiian families as a sacred practice to keep native families strong and healthy.
Like many other forms of spiritual healing, Lomi Lomi focuses on the person as a whole and uses similar techniques to other massage modalities. However, this powerful form of healing has a style all its own. (more…)
To put it simply, cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy that targets areas of inflammation to reduce pain. But I’m sure you’re wondering: how does it work and why does it leave such weird marks on the body? (more…)
Usually, when I walk into my Thai Medicine teacher’s house for class, the first thing that arouses my senses is the smell of herbs. Herbal compresses steaming, ready for use softening through layers of bound up tissue; jars upon jars of dried herbs on shelves around the room, ready to be made into infusions, salves, balms, liniments, poultices and applied to the body in need. Thai traditional medicine is herbal medicine. (more…)