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Achilles tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis

Jan 2, 2011 / 5:00 am

Achilles tendinitis is inflammation of the Achilles tendon, the large band of tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. Achilles tendinitis is...

Tendinitis

Tendinitis

Dec 19, 2010 / 5:00 am

Tendinitis is the inflammation or irritation of a tendon - the thick, fibrous cords that attach muscles to bones. Tendinitis causes pain and tenderness just...

Bed-Wetting

Bed-Wetting

Dec 5, 2010 / 5:00 am

Bed-wetting, or involuntary nighttime urination, is a common occurrence for many children. It’s often simply a developmental stage, though an embarrassing...

Gastritis

Gastritis

Nov 21, 2010 / 5:00 am

Gastritis is an umbrella term for a group of conditions that all share a common symptom of inflammation of the stomach lining. Gastritis can be chronic or...

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

Nov 7, 2010 / 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...

Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease

Oct 31, 2010 / 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 tremor...

Asthma & acupuncture

Asthma & acupuncture

Oct 10, 2010 / 5:00 am

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition where the airways to our lungs narrow and swell. They produce extra mucus, and breathing becomes difficult. The most...

Acupuncture & quitting smoking

Acupuncture & quitting smoking

Sep 26, 2010 / 5:00 am

At some point, every smoker faces the prospect of quitting. On one hand, the serious health consequences of smoking and the fear of what it does to our health...

Tennis elbow

Tennis elbow

Jul 17, 2010 / 5:00 am

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is an overuse injury that affects the area where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony part of the outside...

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Jun 19, 2010 / 5:00 am

The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway bound by bones and ligaments located on the inside of your wrist. It protects the main nerve to your hand and the...

Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux

May 29, 2010 / 5:00 am

GERD, or gastro-esophageal reflux disease, is commonly known as chronic heartburn or acid reflux, because of the burning sensation in the chest and sometimes...

Insomnia

Insomnia

May 22, 2010 / 5:00 am

Insomnia is one of the most common medical complaints - more than one-third of adults have insomnia at one time or another, while 10-15% suffer from chronic...

Frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder

May 16, 2010 / 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...

Headaches

Headaches

May 9, 2010 / 5:00 am

Headaches are a common ailment and can make life very difficult. Headaches can have a wide range of causes, but often the causes are not well understood, and in...

Knee pain

Knee pain

May 2, 2010 / 5:00 am

The knee is a complex joint that works much like the hinge of a door, allowing the joint to move backward and forward, but also has the ability to twist and...

Lower back pain

Lower back pain

Apr 25, 2010 / 5:00 am

Lower back pain is a common complaint that we see often at the acupuncture clinic. It is most commonly attributed to chronic ligament strain, spinal...

Hay fever

Hay fever

Apr 11, 2010 / 5:00 am

Hay fever, also called allergic rhinitis, is an allergic response to indoor or outdoor airborne allergens, such as pollen, dust mites, or pet dander. This...

Ankle pain

Ankle pain

Apr 4, 2010 / 5:00 am

The ankle joint is an intricate network of bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles. It is built for both strength and flexibility, as it needs to bear the weight...

Elbow pain

Elbow pain

Mar 28, 2010 / 5:00 am

The elbow is a complex joint formed by three long bones. Four sets of muscles help move the joint and are attached to the bones by thick tendons. Damage to any...

Acupuncture 101

Acupuncture 101

Mar 21, 2010 / 5:00 am

I hope this article will help explain some of the basics behind acupuncture. One of the first things to understand when talking about acupuncture is the concept...

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