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    Back Pain Treated with Acupressure

    The Study: The effects of acupressure on pain severity in female nurses with chronic low back pain. The Study’s Abstract (AKA Synopsis) The Specifics 50 female nurses, 25-55 years of age, with chronic back pain, diagnosed by a doctor and lasting more than 3 months.   4 part questionnaire, before, immediately after, 2 weeks, and 4 weeks after the acupressure intervention (placebo and the real deal). How the experimental (real deal) acupressure was done: The examiners utilized light stroking initially,…

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    Painful Periods? The Power of Acupressure.

    Acupressure is a self empowering, wellness practice, you can do right from home!  Unfortunately, not all acupoints respond to acupressure, as some are just too deep to be accessible through this means and are best therapeutically accessed with needles (acupuncture).  However, some points do respond well to this simple technique, as seen with this study looking at painful periods and acupressure.    Check out this #RelevantResearch that highlights the impact acupressure can have.  This study was looking at intervening with…

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    Acupuncture FAQ

    Acupuncture-Frequently Asked Questions Does it hurt? Most of the time, patients don’t even feel the needles!   It’s funny, having experienced acupuncture for years, I don’t even think of them as “needles” anymore, with respect to the same sense of hurt or discomfort.  Yes, they are needles, but the experience is very different from say, receiving a vaccine or giving blood.     Sometimes a dullness, heavy, aching, or even an electrical sensation may be experienced, these sensations indicate “De Qi” has…

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    5 Ways to Beat the November Blahs

    November can be a hard time for many people. The shorter and colder days and thought of a long winter can pose to be problematic for some. In light of this, here are my top 5 mood boosting tips to beat the November Blahs: Get Active­­ – A study published in 2013 in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine found that woman who sat for more than seven hours per day were at a 47% higher risk for depressive symptoms…

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    12-Day September Kick-Start

    Although it is sad to see summer over, it also provides us with a great opportunity to create better routines and kick bad habits. Life is about feast and famine, we have been doing it for centuries. The trouble is in modern days we seem to skip over the famine part!  Before getting into the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, September is a great time to reset our system from some potential bad habits that have crept in over the summer.…