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Jun 20
Introducing: Electro-Acupuncture!
Posted by mbsilbs in Acupuncture, Chiropractic on 06 20th, 2017| icon3Comments Off on Introducing: Electro-Acupuncture!

electroacupuncture-300x189Introducing: Electroacupuncture

 Electroacupuncture is an acupuncture technique that has only recently come into use. Some scholars believe electroacupuncture was first used by physicians in France and Italy as far back as the early 1800s. Others claim that electroacupuncture wasn’t really developed until 1958, when acupuncturists in China began experimenting with it as a form of pain relief. Whatever the case, electroacupuncture is an increasingly popular form of treatment, and is used by practitioners of traditional acupuncture and Chinese medicine for a wide array of conditions such as chronic pain, muscular pain and myofascial dysfunction. It’s also extremely effective for relaxing overactive muscles, which contain trigger points. Our doctors are licensed Acupuncturists and specifically trained in this new procedure.

What’s the difference between electroacupuncture and traditional acupuncture?

Electroacupuncture is quite similar to traditional acupuncture in that the same points are stimulated during treatment. As with traditional acupuncture, needles are painlessly inserted on specific points along the body. The needles are then attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses using small clips. These devices are used to adjust the frequency and intensity of the impulse being delivered, depending on the condition being treated. Electroacupuncture uses two needles at time so that the impulses can pass from one needle to the other. Several pairs of needles can be stimulated simultaneously, usually for no more than 10-20 minutes at a time.

One advantage of electroacupuncture is that a practitioner does not have to be as precise with the insertion of needles. This is because the current delivered through the needle stimulates a larger area than the needle itself.

Does electroacupuncture hurt?

Patients may experience a tingling sensation while being treated with electroacupuncture, which is most likely due to the electric current. In most cases, however, the effect produced by the current is subsational; in other words, the tingling sensation will not be felt.

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Jo or Dr. Andria for this wonderful NEW acupuncture treatment today!  (952) 746-8150.

 

References

  • Carlsson CP, Sjolund BH. Acupuncture for chronic low back pain: a randomized placebo-controlled study with long-term follow-up. Clin J Pain Dec 2001;17(4):296-305.
  • Casimiro L, Brosseau L, Milne S, Robinson V, Wells G, Tugwell P. Acupuncture and electroacupuncture for the treatment of RA (Cochrane Review). Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2002;(3):CD003788.
  • Ewies AA, Olah KS. The sharp end of medical practice: the use of acupuncture in obstetrics and gynaecology. BJOG Jan 2002;109(1):1-4.
  • Irnich D, Winklmeier S, Beyer A, Peter K. Electric stimulation acupuncture in peripheral neuropathic pain syndromes. Clinical pilot study on analgesic effectiveness. Schmerz Apr 2002;16(2):114-20.

Kim MH. A brief commentary: electroacupuncture may relax the contraction of sphincter of Oddi. J Altern Complement Med 2001;7 Suppl 1:S119-20

Oct 3
October – New Patient Special with Complimentary Consultation & Exam
Posted by mbsilbs in Acupuncture, Auto Accident, Chiropractic, Diet and Nutrition, Specials, Whiplash on 10 3rd, 2016| icon3Comments Off on October – New Patient Special with Complimentary Consultation & Exam


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october-lw2Welcoming October and Minnesota’s beautiful Fall! Now is a perfect time for a commitment to your spinal health and wellness!  Regular chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture and massage help to ensure you’re enjoying your life and your fall days – activities and all!  Come visit us today, mention this ad, and receive a FREE Initial Chiropractic Consultation & Exam (up to a $170 value). To schedule your Chiropractic Evaluation appointment today, call 952-746-8150, or drop us a note in the “Contact Us” tab. Offer expires October 31st, 2017 (xrays not included in offer).

 

Aug 9
Cupping? Not just for Olympians! Visit us to try!
Posted by mbsilbs in Chiropractic, cupping on 08 9th, 2016| icon3Comments Off on Cupping? Not just for Olympians! Visit us to try!

cuppingWe all saw the purple hickies on the gymnasts and Michael Phelps during the Olympic Games, but did you know that cupping can be a wonderful procedure for us average Joes too? Painless, suction cups pull the skin slightly way from the muscles that lie beneath.  The result is increase blood flow to that area with reduced tension and accelerate healing.  Try this ancient Chinese healing practice at Live Well today!

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Jun 7
ALIGNMED Posture Apparel has arrived!
Posted by mbsilbs in Chiropractic, Posture, TEAM Live Well on 06 7th, 2016| icon3Comments Off on ALIGNMED Posture Apparel has arrived!

Check out our Original FUNCTIONAL POSTURE APPAREL for better athletic and daily performance!

ALIGNMED uses evidence based knowledge to construct functional apparel that works with your body to relieve pain, increase performance, endurance and recovery. Not to mention, the increase in confidence and poise that good posture brings.

LOOK BETTER, FEEL BETTER.  AlignMed’s patented technology is the first to work in harmony with your body

WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL APPAREL?

Clothing that serves a function, takes a team of designers, engineers and scientists to develop. It is a fascinating area of development and AlignMed is the innovative pioneer.

“The data on the Posture Shirt indicates that athletes achieve better posture and shoulder strength that benefits them as well. I nicknamed the Posture Shirt the Superman Suit because it looks great and it gives my athletes more power!!!”
Ed Harvey , University of Arizona’s track coach

SEE all the apparel products AVAILABLE NOW through LIVE WELL CHIROPRACTIC SPA & ACUPUNCTURE CENTER by using our Affiliate code LIVEWELL for a 10% DISCOUNT on the ALIGNMED website here. Samples also available to see at Live Well!

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Jun 6
Testimonials for Dr. Jo, Dr. Andria & Dr. Mandy
Posted by mbsilbs in Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Diet and Nutrition, TEAM Live Well on 06 6th, 2016| icon3Comments Off on Testimonials for Dr. Jo, Dr. Andria & Dr. Mandy

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results – Albert Einstein

My name is Rick and I became a patient/believer of Live Well Chiropractic in the fall of 2009. I have spent the last 15 years with chronic neck, shoulder and back problems. I felt like at age 54 I had the body of an 80 year old man. I have spent all that time bouncing between doctors, MRIs’ and physical therapist. I would follow all the procedures allowed by insurance, and at times I would feel pretty good. Eventually though it would comeback as bad as ever and we would start the cycle all over again. I just kept doing what the insurance company allowed.
Then a miracle happened! I was invited to an open house at Live Well Chiropractic and met Dr. Jo. I attended the open house and was the most skeptical person in attendance. I was able to ask all the tough questions that had been bothering me through all the years of on again off again pain. Dr. Jo didn’t shy away from any of my questions. She explained that when things are out of alignment and you do things I had been doing that I am going to get temporary relief from my symptoms. She went on to explain that when your body is in alignment and you do those things that are recommended, those things tend to be more permanent. I told her all my negative feelings about chiropractic treatments including cost and insurance or lack of coverage. Dr. Jo didn’t bat an eye as she explained a treatment plan. The first thing she told me is that they would contact my insurance company and find out my coverage and work within those limits, (boy what a relief) and that there would be no surprises. How many doctors offer to do that? Dr. Jo told me that it would take approximately 16 treatments and I would be on the road to permanent recovery. Well it has been 11 months and I haven’t felt this good in 15 years. I have lost 25 pounds because I finally have felt good enough to exercise. I have gone from feeling like the body of an 80 year old to the body of a 40 year old and I have Dr. Jo and her unbelievable team to thank for that.

My only regret about feeling so great is that I only get to go in once a month now. No matter how bad you feel going in you in, just walking in the door and being greeted by this caring group you start to feel better. That is the finest and most caring group you will ever meet. They have truly become friends that care about you and your family. Try to find that relationship anywhere else.

The team at Live Well Chiropractic is the best!!!

So to anyone out there that has the same fears and concerns that I had, please rest assured that you cannot be in any better hands then the team at Live Well Chiropractic.
To Dr. Jo and team, thank you for giving me my life back. No more chronic pain and no more fear that it’s coming back.
Thank you for everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Your friend and customer for life,
– Rick S.

A Testimonial related to Pregnancy Back Pain:

 “In my second pregnancy, I had severe sciatic and lower back pain. I could barely do regular household chores, or care for my two year old son. I was seeing Dr. Jo for chiropractic adjustments, when she suggested acupuncture. I was skeptical, but I gave it a try. The next morning, after acupuncture, I woke and the pain had disappeared…I am now a believer!”
– Nicole F.  (Chaska, MN)

 

A Testimonial from Studio L2 Pilates Training Center:

“Dr. Mandy, you are INCREDIBLE!!! Thank you thank you thank you for taking such great care of my pilates students (and my husband!).  Everyone commented on how wonderful, kind and engaging you are — and give amazing massages, too!  I have a feeling you’ll be getting some new patients!”
-Laura L.  Eden Prairie, MN

 

A Testimonial for Dr. Jo – From car accidents and sports injuries to pregnancy and postpartum care:

“I have been a patient at Live Well Chiropractic since 2010 receiving chiropractic treatment from Dr. Jo for car accidents and sport related injuries. Most recently my chiropractic treatment plan was for pregnancy and postpartum care.  Throughout my pregnancy I continued to see Dr. Jo on a regular basis which I feel contributed to limited back and hip pain while I was pregnant.  In addition, Dr. Jo worked with me to help reduce the pain associated with pregnancy carpal tunnel and overall swelling. Towards the end of my pregnancy Dr. Jo worked on specific pressure points and used acupuncture to help start labor.  Since the birth of my son I have continued to see Dr. Jo to help realign my body from the stress of pregnancy and delivery which has contributed to a quicker postpartum recovery.

Thank you, Dr. Jo for making the past 10 months as comfortable as possible.

– Heather L.

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Another Testimonial about Pre and Post Natal Care:

I went to Live Well my entire pregnancy for prenatal physical care. This was my second pregnancy so my pain was much more and different than the first. Being adjusted once per week with the doctors here made my pregnancy much more tolerable. The atmosphere along with the wonderful care they provide is amazing! Thank you for getting me through a rough pregnancy!!

– Julie J.

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A Testimonial for Dr. Andria from a family of Five:

Dr. Andria and the Team at Live Well are wonderful! Each member of our family of five see Dr. Andria. We had our newborn daughter seen a week after she was born to ensure she was properly aligned. We have found it also reduces fussiness. Our boys play hard and are hard on their bodies and if properly aligned they can grow as should.

– Emily B.

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A Dr. Mandy Recommendation from another Happy Mama:

I love getting adjusted at Live Well because they take time to listen to their patients, hearing out any and all ailments. From the moment you walk in the door you can smell the fragrant oils used for adjustments and it immediately sets me at ease and I begin to relax. I started seeing Dr. Mandy at 28 weeks pregnant for help with the aches and pains of the Third Trimester. Not only did I start sleeping better, my heartburn got better and I felt wonderful! I wish I would have found Live Well earlier on in pregnancy. I’m sure I would have found relief from morning sickness and tiredness. Whether pregnant or not, I wholeheartedly recommend Live Well Chiropractic for overall wellness and to support well-being in all aspects of life.

– Katie E.

A SWEET Testimonial for Dr. Andria

Many happy moments come from us at Live Well. My husband and I struggled with getting pregnant. Dr. Andria suggested weekly chiropractic treatments to help with fertility. After a few months of care with Andria, I came for my weekly adjustment and decided to take a pregnancy test before my treatment… and I was pregnant!

I continued with my treatments until my last week of pregnancy when Andria did acupuncture and made me go into labor! We had our little girl 8 hours later. Thank you Live Well for the help getting Adella Fair Barber.

– Kari B.

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