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PTSD treated with Acupuncture

PTSD is a physiological disorder that can result from being exposed to a traumatic event. The disorder results in several different symptoms. • Re-experiencing. Some PTSD sufferers relive the traumatic event over and over. This can be in the form of bad memories, nightmares and flashbacks. Sights, sounds and smells can trigger re-experiencing the event. […]

Spring Season And Your Liver

Spring is a happy time of the year.  Life is reborn and growth is abundant everywhere. This time of the year it is extra important to not find yourself getting angry. But according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), being angry is exactly what you can expect if you don’t balance your wood element. In TCM, […]

Spring is here and so are allergies.

It’s the first day of Spring and for many that means the start of allergy season.  Allergies, or allergic rhinitis, are due to an over-reactivity of the immune system to certain allergens. During Spring and Summer, allergies are generally induced by wind-born tree, grass, or weed pollen, and can cause such symptoms as: sneezing; nasal […]

Acupuncture for Hashimoto’s Disease

Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disease that attacks and damages the thyroid gland, causing symptoms of hypothyroidism that include weight gain, cold hands and feet, depression, fatigue, and hair loss. In the United States, about 90 percent of hypothyroidism cases are due to Hashimoto’s. Hypothyroidism has many symptoms that can vary from person to person. Some […]

Tummy Trouble Treated With Acupuncture and Herbs

Many people are aware that acupuncture can treat orthopedic pain.  It is also growing in popularity for treating women’s health including fertility.  Well, adult and pediatric tummy trouble can be treated quite effectively with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.  Pilot studies have shown that acupuncture is effective in a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders. (1) […]

Acupuncture and Women’s Health

The female physical body is complex. In addition to all that a man’s body does, she is able to conceive and birth life. Her intricate reproductive system, when healthy, is not a source of discomfort. When imbalanced, the female reproductive system can be troublesome. A teenager experiencing menstrual cramps or not having a cycle, the […]

Acupuncture: An Overview

We are pleased to once again have an in-house acupuncturist here at Chiropractic Plus in Murrieta. Mike Worley, L.Ac. is a native Southern Californian who recently moved to the Temecula Valley area and is establishing a new practice here.  Many of you have heard about acupuncture and some of you may have even tried it […]

Look Down. It’s your Feet!

Your feet contain almost one-fourth of the body’s bones plus a complex network of muscles, tendons and ligaments, all working together whenever you stand, walk, or run. With 26 bones, 38 joints and approximately 107 ligaments, it is not surprising that foot dysfunction has been found to affect over half of the adult population. During […]

Decreased Q-Angle of the Knee.

Decreased Q-Angle Immediate Changes in the Quadriceps Femoris Angle After Insertion of an Orthotic Device By: D. Robert Kuhn, DC, Terry R. Yochum, DC, Anton R. Cherry, and Sean S. Rodgers Objective. To evaluate the effects of full-length, custom-made flexible orthotics (Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers) on quadriceps angle (Q-angle) in volunteers with bilateral foot hyperpronation. Methods. […]

Condition of the Month: Rotator Cuff Injury

The shoulder joint is surrounded by four muscles and their tendons. They are referred to as the rotator cuff.  The rotator cuff;  is surrounded by an sac, or bursa, which helps the tendons slide.  The rotator cuff is susceptible to many problems which can cause weakness, tenderness and pain. These problems include overuse tendinitis, which can […]