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Using Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture to Treat Injuries

In Western culture, it is a little-known fact that Chinese medicine is fantastic for sports and traumatic injuries. This medicine evolved alongside martial arts and warfare, but we can also use it for more everyday injuries like sprained ankles. Treatments were designed to be practical, and effective. Some of the techniques used are acupuncture, internal […]

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How acupuncture melts your physical pain

One of the most common reasons patients come to see us is for pain relief. Acupuncture is extremely effective for many patients in both relieving physical pain, and also at helping patients remain pain-free on an ongoing basis over the course of multiple acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture is effective – but, how does it work? Acupuncture […]

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Turmeric Supreme for Pain and Chronic Inflammation

We love turmeric for its myriad health benefits, which is why we carry the very finest turmeric supplements in our clinic shop. Here we detail (and trumpet) the benefits of Gaia brand’s Turmeric Supreme formula for Pain, which, along with Gaia’s Turmeric Joint and Turmeric Cardio, is available at our Washington DC acupuncture clinic in […]

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How acupuncture works for sciatica

Different types of sciatic pain Sciatic pain (sciatica) usually affects only one side of the body, with the pain extending from the lower back/buttocks down the leg. When asked to specify what they’re feeling, our patients with sciatic pain describe the following: Pain in the buttocks or leg that worsens with sitting Burning, tingling, or […]

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How acupuncture works for back pain

Back pain for all ages… We all know the quintessential image of low vitality: the hunched, hobbling elderly person, one hand holding a cane, the other supporting their aching back. But if our patients are any indication, back pain does not discriminate by age. We have as many twenty-somethings coming in for back pain as […]

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How acupuncture works for neck pain

For those you suffering from acute or chronic neck pain, you understand why someone coined the expression “a pain in the neck”. Neck pain is also one of the most common areas of physical pain that we treat at our acupuncture clinic in Washington DC. Whether due to bad desk ergonomics or the effects of […]

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How does acupuncture work for pain?

One of the most common reasons patients come to see us is for pain relief. Acupuncture is extremely effective for many patients in both relieving physical pain, sometimes immediately after insertion of the needles, and also at helping patients remain pain-free on an ongoing basis over the course of many acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture is effective […]

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