Pain

Acupuncture provides freedom from frozen shoulder

Recently someone very close to me injured her shoulder. At first, it seemed like it was a pretty mild injury - her arm was outstretched and she tripped, not even landing on the shoulder. However, she's peri-menopausal, which means that fluctuations in hormones can make a woman more susceptible to injuring her joints, and possibly injuring them more [...]

2018-09-25T12:36:09+00:00 September 25th, 2018|

Chronic Fatigue? Fibromyalgia? Actually you might have Chronic Lyme Disease

Again Lyme disease is in the news. It is summer time, so of course more folks are outside, camping, hiking and vacationing. And yes, the midwest has a lot of ticks, and a lot of Lyme, even though the disease is more often associated with the East coast. But know that Lyme disease is found in [...]

2018-07-11T12:04:39+00:00 July 11th, 2018|

Acupuncture for Athletes – Enhancing Healing and Performance

It's October in Chicago! Not only are leaves changing color and falling but October also brings the Chicago Marathon. This year it's on October 8th  (just around the corner).  Like most years, I have many patients who are running the marathon and I've helped them as they trained to maximize health and minimize injury. I really [...]

2017-10-02T13:16:12+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|

Chronic or Acute – We’ve Got Back Pain Solutions

Many people seek acupuncture for help with back pain. It is one of the most common ailments I treat and I love to see these patients. Why? Because they respond very well to acupuncture treatment and it is very very gratifying as a practitioner to have patients report dramatic improvements after treatment. And by dramatic, [...]

2017-09-27T11:52:34+00:00 September 27th, 2017|

Relieving Neck and Shoulder Pain

Neck and shoulder pain are both very common and very uncomfortable. Everyone has had a "crick" in their neck at some point in their life - either they woke up with it or suddenly moved their head/neck and the muscles tightened up, spasming, causing restricted movement and discomfort. The neck is especially vulnerable to pain [...]

2017-07-31T15:40:52+00:00 July 31st, 2017|

Acupuncture is great for pain relief

Research confirms what I've seen for years: Acupuncture is great for pain relief I was lucky to attend the first annual Sports Acupuncture Alliance Conference in Philadelphia, PA,  just a few weeks ago. One of my passions is helping my patients find pain relief - and while this conference focused partly on athletic performance enhancement, much [...]

2017-07-08T11:36:54+00:00 May 17th, 2017|