Posts tagged with ‘Injury treatment’

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What Are Those Strange Looking Cups?

by Jessica Zerr
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“You want to put what on my back?” asks one of my patients interested, but confused. “A cup, I’m going to suction a glass cup to your skin.” Cupping is not a new concept. Yet again it’s something the Chinese developed thousands of years ago, but the western world is just starting to become acquainted with it. We’ve seen it on celebrities and athletes. They show up at events with round purple marks on their back as if an octopus has attacked them, but really it’s from cupping. What Is Cupping? Traditional cupping involves taking a glass cup (made specifically for this type of treatment), placing a flaming cotton ball in […]

Knee Injuries – Can Acupuncture Help?

by Jessica Zerr
Knee Injury Soccer MCL

Knee injuries are becoming increasingly common in our society today and people have this expectation that whatever injury they incur they will be able to recover quickly and get back to their favourite activity. Nobody wants to be in pain, but not everyone is taking the necessary actions to treat the injury that’s causing the pain. Treating an injury requires commitment but in the end it’s worth the effort for both short and long term results. Here is a list of the Top 10 Knee Pain Treatments. There are several different injuries associated with the knee and while not all can be treated with acupuncture, there are several that acupuncture […]

Acupuncture vs. IMS – What’s the Difference?

by Jessica Zerr
Electro-Stim Acupuncture Treatment

So you’ve heard about Acupuncture and Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS). Sometimes it’s referred to as Dry Needling. Perhaps you’ve experienced one or both, but you’re wondering, what’s the difference? Well it turns out they’re actually pretty similar. Here’s what you need to know: 1) Where did it Start? IMS is NOT a new treatment, it is simply eastern medicine disguised as western medicine. All the techniques used in IMS have been used in traditional Chinese acupuncture for over 3000 years and it is derived from a technique commonly called “Burning the Mountain” or “Cooling the Sky.”  There are several techniques in traditional Chinese acupuncture that involve inserting the needle to various […]