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Self Care Tips for Low Back Pain

Self Care Tips for Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work in the United States. Whether acute or chronic, low back pain gets in the way of your ability to be as active and productive as you want to be. Here are some self-care strategies from a Chinese medicine perspective that you can integrate into your daily routine. 

Why you should add acupuncture to your training routine

Why you should add acupuncture to your training routine

More and more athletes, from professional football players, to olympic swimmers, to marathon runners, are adding acupuncture to their training and recovery regimens. Read below for 5 reasons why you should try acupuncture as you prepare for your next race or amp up your workout routine.

Waking up at the same time each night? The Chinese medicine "body clock" explains why.

Waking up at the same time each night? The Chinese medicine "body clock" explains why.

Human beings have an intrinsic and powerful connection to sunlight that evolved over thousands of years. Before the advent of electricity we were bound by the constraints of daylight, and our sleep cycles followed suit. But today, electricity and technological stimulation allow our minds and bodies to be active after sundown, which can wreak havoc on our health. Many hormonal processes in our body are literally hardwired to be orchestrated by sunlight and the absence of sunlight. It is no surprise that adhering to a normal sleep pattern is therefore highly important to maintaining optimal health.