Needle Away the Pain: How Acupuncture Can Soothe Your Migraines
Few experiences can be as agonizing as enduring hours (and sometimes days!) of relentless, searing migraines. Migraines transcend the realm of average headaches; they manifest as excruciating episodes of pulsating pain, frequently joined by the unwelcome companions of nausea, vomiting, and an aversion to light and sound. For individuals battling with chronic migraines, the quest for lasting relief can often seem like a lifelong journey.Read full blog
Learn about the detrimental health risks associated with prolonged sitting. Stand up for your health and move your body!Read full blog
Cupping Therapy is a treatment utilized by top athletes. Learn how cupping is beneficial for star athletes and for the general population.Read full blog
Sleep is a basic human necessity…but what happens when you don’t get enough of it? Learn how massage therapy can combat poor sleep.Read full blog
Relieve Your Seasonal Allergies with Acupuncture at Midland Sports Rehab
Acupuncture for Allergies: The Natural Solution You’ve Been Searching For
If you suffer from seasonal allergies or eczema, you know how frustrating it can be to rely on medication to alleviate your symptoms. But what if there was a natural solution that could help you find relief without relying on medicine? Look no further than acupuncture.Read full blog
What’s so bad about longevity? Consistency, sustainability and longevity are concepts we praise in any other category except health. In fact, many tie Lebron James’s accomplishments and statistics to “Longevity” and refuse to attribute them to the GOAT argument. But because of said Longevity the argument continues and we are all here for it!Read full blog
Your hips, knees, and lower legs are tough because they have to be for your game! However, we’re all still human, and unfortunately, injuries do happen.
The hips and knees are your largest joints, supporting your body’s weight. They work in close coordination, giving us the mobility we need. Conditions such as arthritis, aging, and sports injuries can all cause problems, and before you know it, pain symptoms can flare up.
If you’re experiencing hip, knee, or leg pain, call Midland Sports Rehab and Freeland Sports Rehab to schedule a closer look.Read full blog
Those of us concerned about maintaining a high level of fitness, from weekend warriors to professional athletes, rely on a solid set of core muscles to stabilize the body and allow us to perform at our best. Athletes are attempting to enhance their form to complete this essential activity better.
One of the essential workouts for core strength is the squat! According to renowned strength coach Mark Rippetoe, the squat is an exercise that stimulates those core muscles.Read full blog
Is Chronic Back Pain Preventing You from Living Your Life to the Fullest? PT Can Help
Do you feel like you’ve been locked out of your life due to your chronic back pain? If so, you aren’t alone. Approximately 80 percent of Americans have experienced back pain or will experience it in the future.
The nagging, sometimes excruciating sensation of back pain can be caused by a variety of underlying conditions.Read full blog
The Natural, Long-Lasting Solution to Chronic Pain
As two of the largest joints in the human body, your hips and knees play a huge role in supporting your body’s weight and guaranteeing mobility. However, as many Americans know, pain in the hips and knees is remarkably common.
In fact, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control, 50% of all adults reporting joint pain have issues with their knees and hips.Read full blog
Pain Relief is Right Around the Corner!
Do you wake up feeling rigid and aching in the morning? You may think, “Did I sleep wrong on my neck? Do I have to upgrade my mattress? ” It’s only natural for us to feel a little off from time to time when our day begins! However, if you notice that you are regularly waking up in pain, it may be time to go to a physical therapist.Read full blog
Are You Looking to Improve the Results of Your Surgery? “Prehab” PT Can Help
Practicing with a physical therapist before your operation– sometimes referred to as “prehab,” — can help you mentally and physically prepare your body for the stress of undergoing a major surgery, and is a very wise decision for your health.
Most people know that physical therapy is commonly used as a tool for rehabilitation after surgery or major strain to the body.Read full blog
Have You Been Looking for a Drug-Free, Natural Solution to Chronic Pain?
Do you feel anxious or unnerved by the idea of relying solely on drugs for pain management for the foreseeable future? If so, those worries and fears are completely valid, especially if the drugs in question are opioids. After trying NSAIDs or steroids without feeling relief, many individuals with chronic pain can feel that they have no choice but to turn to more powerful opioids.Read full blog
Research Shows That Stretching Is Just as Important As Exercise
It is an unfortunate truth that Americans are not getting enough physical activity. Healthy adults should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week.
If you are trying to become more active, preparing a regular exercise routine of your own is a great place to start. However, you mustn’t forget one of the most important parts of healthy exercise in your new routine: stretching!Read full blog
Could You Benefit from Chiropractic Care?
Approximately 22 million Americans visit a chiropractor each year.
If you are already seeing a physical therapist to restore your functional potential, you may not realize how chiropractic care can also be integrated in the same treatment plan for optimum results.
While our physical therapists focus on reducing your pain and increasing your mobility so you may maintain an active lifestyle, chiropractic care to restore spinal alignment and uninterrupted nerve flow to the rest of your body will enhance your overall health.
Many find they recover faster and sustain wellness longer when integrating chiropractic with other specialties like physical therapy or acupuncture, achieving peak levels of physical function.
At our clinic, you have the option of integrating chiropractic with physical therapy or acupuncture services, based on your condition and individual needs.Read full blog
Everything You Need to Know About Pre-Hab
It’s no secret that undergoing physical therapy after an injury or surgery will help you heal faster. But what if there was a way to avoid injury and prevent surgical intervention in the first place? Pre-hab or preventive rehabilitation allows patients to heal better following surgery, speed up the healing process and, in many cases, avoid injury in the first place. Contact our office today to meet with a physical therapist.Read full blog
Improve Your Health and Wellness and Have Fun Doing It Through PT
Staying active can help you live longer while also improving the quality of your life
According to PT in Motion News, 80 percent of Americans don’t meet the physical activity guidelines established by the US Department of Health and Human Services on a regular basis. As you can see, it is difficult for many people to find the time or motivation to exercise.Read full blog
Your neck is an integral area of everyday movement, and sharp pains can prevent you from functioning properly in your day-to-day life. Neck pain also causes debilitating and extremely uncomfortable sensations, especially if the pain stretches from your neck down to your shoulders. Fortunately, many people are able to find relief from their neck pain every year through the help of a chiropractor and physical therapist at Midland Sports Rehab and Freeland Sports Rehab!Read full blog
If You’ve Been Dealing with Painful, Stress-Related Headaches Physical Therapy Can Help!
People who experience stress or tension headaches often describe the pain as a dullness, tightness, or a feeling of pressure around the forehead and neck. If this type of discomfort, often described as a clamp squeezing the skull sounds familiar, keep reading.
While reducing your stress level can often reduce the severity of your stress-related headaches, achieving that can be easier said than done.Read full blog
Your Sleeping Situation Impacts Your Health More Than You Might Think
Imagine gently waking up after 8 hours of sleep. You should feel rested and ready to start your day, right? But when you move to sit up you are suddenly struck with an intense backache.
Pain in your shoulders and neck quickly follows as you move and is soon accompanied by a dull ache in your hips and legs when you stand.Read full blog
Enhance Your Health and Wellness with These Easy Steps!
Most people feel that they have to spend hours a day working out or attending the gym in order to keep fit. That’s why many of us find ourselves saying we don’t have time to exercise! However, it doesn’t take hours out of your day to work out and remain physically fit. There are a few simple elements you can integrate into your everyday routine that will improve your health.Read full blog
Are you searching for a method of natural pain relief? Try physical therapy!
Long-term opioid use is not a good strategy for chronic pain management. In addition to the risk of addiction, opioids only mask the painful symptoms of a larger problem.
Physical therapy has been shown to be a much better alternative than opioids or other pharmaceutical medications for achieving measurable relief from chronic pain.
If you have been considering using opioids for pain relief, but wish to explore alternate options first, contact our office today to speak with a physical therapist.Read full blog
Did you know that you can manage your chronic pain with proper nutrition and physical therapy?
If you are working to manage a chronic pain condition with the help of a physical therapist, it is likely you will receive some nutritional advice as part of your treatment. They know that in some chronic conditions, dietary changes can hugely help the body reduce or even eliminate pain.
A study released by Harvard Health showed that certain foods can alleviate inflammation, while other foods can aggravate it.Read full blog
Living with Pain? Medication Isn’t Always the Answer!
It seems like every time you turn on the tv, there’s another report about the opioid crisis in the country. There’s a legitimate reason to panic. In 2016 alone, 116 people died every day from overdoses of opioid-related medications. About 11,5 million Americans used prescription painkillers in some way, losing an estimated $504 million in economic costs.
Some researchers also feel that many people who would otherwise be willing to work are sidelined because a drug test would fail.Read full blog
Find Relief Today!
There you are, walking through the park on a sunny summer day when you unexpectedly find a hole with your foot. Before you know it, you are in agony, slumped in a crumpled heap, hoping that no one saw you slide. So, what do you do from here? How do you know if the injury is going to go away on its own, and when do you call a physical therapist?Read full blog
You Don’t Have to Risk the Harmful Side Effects of Drugs – Find Natural Relief with Physical Therapy
Pain can be a helpful messenger, a warning that something needs to be repaired in your body—but it can also be an agonizing nuisance that destroys your quality of life. To make matters worse, many pain issues are rooted in deep-seated underlying disorders, often arising from a part of the body other than a part of the body with symptoms.Read full blog
You Don’t Have to Deal with Day-to-Day Pain
Dealing with headaches on the daily alone can be very isolating and leave a person feeling exhausted.
Did you know that headaches are the third most common pain complaint? It’s true. Headaches are extremely common and can be so debilitating to the point that they impact a person’s quality of life.
Fortunately, through physical therapy, long term relief is possible.Read full blog
Relieve Your Pain Without Harmful Medications!
Arthritis is a common term used to describe over 100 different forms of joint pain and disease. Many people believe that arthritis affects only the aged, but this is far from reality.
According to Healthline, “the symptoms of arthritis usually develop over time, but they may also appear suddenly. Arthritis is most commonly seen in adults over the age of 65, but it can also develop in children, teens, and younger adults.Read full blog
Find The Relief You’ve Been Looking for with Physical Therapy
The World Health Organization estimates that in the United States, 149 million days of work are lost due to low back pain.
Many people suffer from lower back pain and have no idea how to find permanent relief. Dealing with this kind of pain impacts daily life and can take away the time you normally use to relax, work, and spend time with your family.Read full blog
When you think of physical therapy, the first thing that likely comes to mind is injury recovery. And while that’s a common reason for seeking this treatment, it’s far from the only use for physical therapy.
As an athlete, prevention is always better than cure. If you’re interested in not only preventing injury but improving your overall sports performance as well, physical therapy is your answer. Read on to learn exactly how a physical therapist can help to improve your game from the ground up.Read full blog
All physical activity comes with a certain level of risk, and because athletes put their bodies through so much stress, the risk of suffering an injury is much greater. As you might expect, the most common sports injuries are minor: abrasions, cramps, blisters, etc.
That said, more serious injuries happen all the time and are typically a result of overuse. For example, a golfer makes the same repeated swinging motion over the course of a round of golf.Read full blog
For athletes, discomfort is a regular part of life. Not only does excelling in your chosen sport involve pushing yourself physically, but you can come out of even the most uneventful game or practice with soreness or mild abrasions.
And though it’s true that this is an unavoidable part of being active, there’s a difference between typical soreness and an issue that needs to be addressed by a professional. If you think you might need to make a physical therapy appointment but are unsure, we’re here to help.Read full blog
Every year, millions of people are injured while participating in a sport or some form of physical activity. Because of this, whether you’re a professional athlete or simply enjoy a healthy dose of exercise, chances are you’ve experienced a sports injury at some point in your life.
When an injury occurs, the answer to a speedy and efficient recovery period is physical therapy. But what happens when your prescribed sessions come to an end?Read full blog
Discover Pain and Inflammation Relief Through Nutritional Changes
If you already see a physical therapist for internal inflammation, you already know that this is a problem that can seriously affect your overall health. Whether you have a clear diagnosis of your inflammation (such as osteoarthritis), or you’re not fully know the causes of your back and joint pain, physical therapy will help.
According to Harvard Health, chronic inflammation can also lead to a variety of health ailments such as heart disease and diabetes.Read full blog
1. Increases Energy
An acupuncture session helps to balance the body’s energy systems and helps you recharge, a forced nap so to speak!
2. Diminishes Pain
Acupuncture works as a collective system throughout the body to improve blood and energy flow. By increasing blood flow to certain areas in the body, there is less pain overall.
3. Improves Mood
Acupuncture helps the brain to release endorphins, endorphins make you feel better, and feeling better increases your mood!Read full blog
Acupuncture is a complementary therapy that’s a part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It originated in China and has been around for over 2,500 years. It’s a technique used to balance the flow of energy, also known as life force, chi, or qi. Qi is thought to flow through pathways in your body. The goal of acupuncture is to remove energy blockages and balance your energy flow, which helps to regulate your emotional, mental, and physical health.Read full blog
Adapted Media Release
The principles of acupuncture are firmly grounded in science, and you don’t need Chinese philosophy either to make it work, or to practise it, says a leading medically trained acupuncturist. Dr Adrian White, who is editor in chief of the scientific journal Acupuncture in Medicine, was speaking at the launch of the journal’s transfer to publication by BMJ Group after 27 years of publication with the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS).Read full blog
Acupuncture is a form of treatment that involves inserting very thin needles through a person’s skin at specific points on the body, to various depths.
Research suggests that it can help relieve pain, and it is used for a wide range of other complaints.
However, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), there is limited evidence for its effectiveness in areas other than pain.
How acupuncture works scientifically remains unclear.Read full blog
In 2009 the San Francisco Giants hired a staff acupuncturist. In 2010 the Giants snapped a 56 year streak and won the World Series, they won again in 2012. Acupuncture to improve sports performance and limit injuries works!
One of the most frustrating parts of being an athlete at any level is the inability to perform at your highest potential because of injuries, fatigue, or lingering pain. Over time, these injuries not only affect your performance but also the longevity of your athletic career.Read full blog
Acupuncture is the insertion of ultra-thin, sterile needles into specific acupuncture points on the body which reside on channels or meridians; these are pathways in both the exterior and interior of the body. These points, when needled, can regulate the way in which the body functions.
Acupuncture helps by addressing problems that affect fertility such as an under-functioning thyroid (hypothyroidism) or over-functioning thyroid (hyperthyroidism).
Can acupuncture be used to treat infertility?
Acupuncture, frequently combined with herbal medicine, has been used for centuries to treat some but not all causes of infertility.Read full blog
Migraine and headache sufferers acupuncture can help
The pain that headache and migraine sufferers endure can impact every aspect of their lives. Acupuncture can offer powerful relief without the side effects that prescription and over-the-counter drugs can cause. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine have been used to relieve Headaches and Migraines, as well as their underlying causes, for thousands of years and is a widely accepted form of treatment for headaches in our society.Read full blog
Back pain is one of the most prevalent reasons people seek health care. Millions of working days and countless hours of activity and fun are lost each year due to back pain.
Common Causes of Back Pain Treated with Acupuncture
One of the top causes of back pain are sprains (overstretching one or more of the ligaments in the back) and strains (a rip or tear in the muscle caused by sudden force).Read full blog
Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM, can treat many health issues. While Chinese Medicine is well known for pain relief, there is so much more it can do. Improved fertility, digestive disorders, allergies/sinus infections and stress relief, are just a few of the problems that can be addressed with Chinese Medicine.
Lets go over some basics. Chinese Medicine encompasses more than just Acupuncture.
It also includes Cupping, Moxabustion, and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Here is a brief description of each.Read full blog
In Midland, Michigan we have been waiting eagerly for Spring and it has finally arrived. In Chinese Medicine, every season has an element attached to it. Spring brings us the Wood element.
Wood exemplifies the active energy of Spring.
Every day, just walking down the street, I see more trees beginning to bloom, hyacinths giving way to tulips, and birds chasing material for nests. It is a time for growth, change and progress.Read full blog