by Kai Herman, ND With the holidays nearing, the celebration season is already upon us. Although a wonderful time of year to get together with loved ones and express gratitude for wonderful friends and family in our lives, the indulgent excesses can take a toll on our bodies. Many of us find ourselves dragging through […]
Article written by Tamra Holder, LMT “Chronic activation of the Stress Response impairs health,” according to an article by Harvard Health Publishing first published in March, 2011 and updated in March 2016. We’ve all almost certainly experienced the stress response also known as the “fight or flight response.” It is an important survival mechanism that […]
Written by Hillary Constant, LAc. When you hear or read the word damp, you may automatically think of the typical Portland climate – as I’m writing this the sun has gone back into hiding and we have taken out our rain jackets once again. But the dampness I want to address in this article is […]
As indicated by the title, I am always amazed by prolotherapy for its ability to stimulate the body to heal itself. No drugs involved. The mechanisms by which prolotherapy affects the pain response and injury to the ligaments, tendons, and nerves is actually quite complex. But the products we use to inject are almost profound […]
Succumbing to a simple viral infection once or twice a year is actually beneficial to one’s health as it keeps the immune response primed and operating efficiently. Our immune systems are designed to resolve most illnesses with little to no … Continue reading →
Don’t get me wrong…I am for the empowerment of women, especially when it comes to health-care options. However, just because something becomes readily available doesn’t mean everyone should use it. I’m of course talking about hormonal birth control, specifically oral … Continue reading →
I couldn’t have written it better, so I’m not going to try. You should read this article by my colleague, Dr. Shannon Weeks, on his blog site: The Devil in the Fructose. Its an excellent overview of the dangers of fructose and how it significantly contributes to the obesity epidemic in our country.
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Shin splints, medically referred to as medial tibial stress syndrome or MTSS, can be a painful condition often leaving runners no option but to discontinue training. The injury involves damage to the muscle insertions along the medial part of the tibia, or lower leg. Standard treatments of ice and anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) may help temporarily […]
Steroid injections can sometimes help relieve pain with tennis elbow that is unresponsive to conservative treatment. The relief often lasts a limited time, however, and then the pain recurs, sometimes worse. Further, with steroids there is always the potential of further weakening and breaking down the precious tendon fibers making the problem more chronic. This […]
From Ross Hauser, MD. 11/13/10. #1 – NUMBINESS When people say they have numbness down arms or legs but still have a normal sense of touch, what they really have is numbiness. Referral numbiness is one of the main symptoms that tell us a person will respond to Prolotherapy. Numbiness is almost always from a […]
Neural therapy utilizes a local anesthetic, procaine, and often homeopathic preparations to remove or treat electrical interference fields in the body, originally caused as a result of wounds, scars, surgery, infection, even mental-emotional trauma. These interference fields may produce chronic pain or musculoskeletal dysfunction, or produce more broad ranging problems such as chronic sinus issues, […]
Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a relatively new form of regenerative therapy injections. A sample of the patient’s blood is collected, and then centrifuged to concentrate the platelets, and growth factors which directly encourage cell repair and tissue regeneration. The solution is then injected at the site of injury in the same manner as […]
Prolotherapy is a regenerative injection therapy (RIT) used to strengthen joints weakened or damaged by over-use or chronic injury. Ligament or tendon attachments once stretched, torn, or otherwise injured often have difficulty returning to pre-injury level of functioning due to limited blood supply to these structures. Surgery can often produce more scarring and limited range […]