Massage for Migraines

Massage for Migraines

Massage for Migraines Of all the many kinds of abhorrent headaches, the migraine is the most sinister.  They can make a gleam of light seem blinding, and the slightest noise sound explosive. While there are many ways to treat migraines, massage is one of the more...
The History of Chiropractic Medicine

The History of Chiropractic Medicine

The History of Chiropractic Medicine In September 1895, the first-ever chiropractic treatment was performed by a self-taught doctor named Daniel David Palmer. Or was it? Yes, Daniel David Palmer is considered to be the founder of chiropractic medicine — and yes,...
Massage for Fibromyalgia

Massage for Fibromyalgia

Massage for Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia, also called fibrosis, is a pain disorder that affects 3-7% of the world population.  Its exact cause is unknown, but possible triggers are traumatic injury or viral infection.  Symptoms range from mild to severe and include...
Does Spinal Manipulation Work?

Does Spinal Manipulation Work?

Does Spinal Manipulation Work? What is spinal manipulation?  How does it work?  Is it effective?  These are common questions I, a massage therapist, hear often from curious patients. Spinal manipulation is a procedure most commonly used by chiropractors, but can also...
Is Acupuncture Good for Pain?

Is Acupuncture Good for Pain?

Is Acupuncture Good for Pain? If you’ve never tried it before, acupuncture may sound a little scary.  I mean, the insertion of twenty or so tiny needles directly into your skin… I needn’t elaborate on why a newcomer to Traditional Chinese Medicine might be frightened....
Have a Safe and Healthy Valentine’s Day

Have a Safe and Healthy Valentine’s Day

Have a Safe and Healthy Valentine’s Day Have a safe Valentine’s Day?  A healthy Valentine’s Day?  Before this article, has anyone ever felt the need to wish you a Valentine’s Day that is safe or healthy?  It’s not like this day is notorious for dangerous...