Needle Notes

Frozen shoulder

Aug 25, 2012 / 5:00 am

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition where there is stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint leading to a limited range of motion...

Night sweats

Jul 28, 2012 / 5:00 am

Night sweats are episodes of excessive night time sweating in spite of the temperature around you. It is a fairly common problem, with many people experiencing...

Parkinson’s Disease

Jul 14, 2012 / 5:00 am

Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It develops gradually, often starting with a barely noticeable...


Jun 30, 2012 / 5:00 am

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is reduced or interrupted, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Within a few minutes,...

Urinary incontinence

Jun 16, 2012 / 5:00 am

Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control, ranging from occasional minor leaking when coughing or sneezing to sudden, strong urges that don’t...

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Jun 2, 2012 / 5:00 am

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that affects the lining of the joints, causing a painful swelling that can eventually lead to bone...

Golfer's elbow

Golfer's elbow

May 19, 2012 / 5:00 am

Golfer's elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is similar to tennis elbow except that it occurs on the inside, rather than the outside, of the elbow....


May 5, 2012 / 5:00 am

Menorrhagia is the medical term for menstrual periods in which bleeding is abnormally heavy or prolonged. Officially, the flow of more than 80 ml per menstrual...


Apr 21, 2012 / 5:00 am

Perimenopause, also called the menopausal transition, is the natural shift in a woman’s reproductive cycle toward menopause, or ceasing of the cycle. When...


Apr 7, 2012 / 5:00 am

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by a constant dull pain throughout the body accompanied by fatigue and sleep disturbances. Symptoms can vary...

Sports injuries

Mar 24, 2012 / 5:00 am

Sports injuries are injuries that occur in athletic activities. Some sports injuries result from accidents; others are due to poor training practices, improper...

Thoracic outlet syndrome

Mar 10, 2012 / 5:00 am

Thoracic outlet syndrome occurs when the blood vessels or nerves in the thoracic outlet- the space just under the collarbone- become compressed. This can cause...

Rotator Cuff

Feb 25, 2012 / 5:00 am

The rotator cuff is made up of the various muscles and tendons in the shoulder that connect the upper arm bone to the shoulder blade. They also help hold the...

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Feb 11, 2012 / 5:00 am

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a type of depression that follows a seasonal pattern, starting in the fall and continuing through the winter, sapping...

Post-operative recovery

Jan 28, 2012 / 6:00 am

Surgery is a powerful tool in the modern medical tool kit and used today in a wide range of applications. Surgery for musculoskeletal conditions is called...


Jan 14, 2012 / 5:00 am

Diarrhea is characterized by loose, watery stools, bloating, and abdominal cramps or pain, as well as more frequent trips to the washroom. Acute diarrhea is...


Dec 31, 2011 / 5:00 am

Constipation is a frequent gastrointestinal problem that can cause a lot of discomfort and put strain on the digestive system. Being constipated means not being...

Heart palpitations

Dec 3, 2011 / 5:00 am

Heart palpitations are the sensation of rapid, fluttering, or pounding heartbeats. Common causes of heart palpitations include anxiety, stress, exercise,...

Teeth clenching & grinding

Teeth clenching & grinding

Nov 19, 2011 / 5:00 am

Teeth grinding is a condition of clenching, grinding, or gnashing the teeth either unconsciously during the day, or at night while sleeping. The medical term...


Nov 5, 2011 / 5:00 am

Nausea is a common ailment with many different causes, from stomach flu, morning sickness and medications to vertigo, motion sickness, migraines, surgery,...