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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 certified 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.

Watch a demonstration of traditional acupuncture for sinus pressure, headache, colds, or flu…

Traditional Acupuncture Video

 

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Jo, Dr. Andria or Dr. Mandy 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

Aug 9
Cupping? Not just for Michael Phelps! Visit us to try!
Posted by mbsilbs in Chiropractic, cupping on 08 9th, 2016| icon3Comments Off on Cupping? Not just for Michael Phelps! 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 accelerated 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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Feb 29
re-Ignite your Health with a Summer Cleaning Detox!
Posted by mbsilbs in Chiropractic, Detox, Diet and Nutrition, Event, TEAM Live Well on 02 29th, 2016| icon3Comments Off on re-Ignite your Health with a Summer Cleaning Detox!
Join us to re-IGNITE Your Health with a Summer Cleaning!
 
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Are you ready to take control of your health and start each day with energy and a clear head?  Looking to shred a few pounds and clean up your diet for all the activity of summer?  Bothered by headaches, acne, bloating, sleeplessness, digestive issues, brain fog or chronic disease?
 
The Clear Change® 10-Day Program featuring UltraClear RENEW is designed to enhance the body’s natural  metabolic detoxification process while providing adequate fuel for both cleansing and other daily activities-providing energy and support for overall well-being. Many people benefit from completing a 10-day metabolic detoxification program two to three times a year.
Start ANY time!
Our Clear Change 10-day Program can be started whenever its most convenient for you!  Our patients get support and encouragement from us,  but with on-line support, success is EASY and at your fingertips!  
Register online @ www.clearchangeprogram.com and sign up to receive Email Support!
 
The Clear Change 10-Day Detox Program complete kit is $114.50 (includes everything above, plus a program guide, diary & access to recipes, tips, webinar & more!) Please call us with your questions and desire to learn more, or to get started on your own path to detoxification today!
 
Stop by Live Well today to take the Detoxification Questionnaire, purchase your detox kit, and/or Dynamic Fruits & Greens.  
 
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Interested? Drop us a note here,
drop us a note, or call 952-746-8150
and express your interest!

Add to the Taste & Nutrition of your Powdered Nutritional Detox Program with Dynamic Fruits & Greens (at an additional $41.50)!  

Jan 5
Car Accident or Injury? Whiplash Prevention and Treatment!
Posted by mbsilbs in Acupuncture, Auto Accident, Chiropractic, Whiplash on 01 5th, 2016| icon3Comments Off on Car Accident or Injury? Whiplash Prevention and Treatment!

whiplash-GIFIt’s here!! Snow and ice can be beautiful, but the gorgeous winter weather makes for hazardous driving conditions! DRIVE CAREFULLY, but if you are involved in an accident, here are TIPS to PREVENT WHIPLASH injury! Our doctors at Live Well Chiropractic Spa & Acupuncture Center are skilled in the treatment of car accident related injuries including neck pain, stiffness, headaches, dizziness, shoulder and back pain. CLICK on the picture (on left) for all the details!  Call our office at (952) 746-8150 or drop us a note under “CONTACT US”.

Whiplash injury occurs when the body reacts to a deceleration or acceleration force by hyperflexion or hyperextension of the neck. Live Well Chiropractic Spa & Acupuncture Center specializes in treating whiplash injuries, car accident injuries and bicycle accident injuries. Whiplash injuries are very common in car accidents and occur, in part, due to the fact that the muscles do not have enough time to brace themselves.

If you have been involved in a car accident, whiplash injuries need to be taken very seriously. Because symptoms of a whiplash injury can take weeks or even months to manifest, it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you are not as seriously injured as you really are. Symptoms from a car accident and whiplash can include anything from radiating pain into the shoulder, elbow pain, wrist pain or hand pain, lower back pain, headaches, jaw pain and more.

Schedule your complimentary evaluation with Dr. Jo or Dr. Andria at Live Well Chiropractic Spa & Acupuncture Center

(952) 746-8150

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