What is Cupping Therapy? History Cupping was established as an official therapeutic practice in the 1950s across hospitals in China after research conducted by Chinese and former Soviet Union acupuncturists confirmed cupping’s effectiveness. Prior to the 1950s, cupping is believed to have been used for over years in Chinese medicine. In recent years, cupping has
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What is Spinal Decompression? Spinal Decompression is a technique that utilizes a specialized table to gently traction or gaps the joints of the lower back (lumbar spine). By gapping the joints of the lower back, a negative pressure is created causing a vacuum-like effect to occur. This allows protruding disc material to be coaxed back
If you’re one of the many Canadians who suffer from back pain, you know how it can impact your mood and your whole quality of life. Up to 85% of the working population experiences back pain at least once in their lives, so you’re definitely not alone. For many people, prescription painkillers like opioids are
You’re enjoying a lovely hike when suddenly it hits you: your calf gets a cramp, and the pain is severe enough that you have to stop walking. It goes away in a few minutes, but you wonder, “is there any way to prevent this from happening again?” What is a muscle cramp? A muscle cramp
What Can A Chiropractor Do? Chiropractic is a system of therapy focused on the structure of the body, particularly the spine. Chiropractors manipulate the body's alignment to relieve pain and improve function and to help the body heal itself. While the mainstay of chiropractic is spinal manipulation, chiropractic care may also include other treatments, including
If you didn’t lose consciousness, you can’t have a concussion. We’ve all heard that refrain; it’s a common belief, but it’s false. Great progress has been made in driving awareness of concussions and what they are, but misconceptions persist. For our safety, athletes young and old need to educate themselves about this brain injury. You can
A common result of recreational sports is repetitive strain or injury due to overuse. Two of the most popular injuries that occur are tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow. Even if you don’t play tennis or golf, these injuries can easily happen to you over time. Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow are different types of injuries
What is Laser Therapy? What Are the Benefits of Low-Level Laser Therapy? We hear it often: too much sun exposure is harmful to your body and can cause detrimental health effects. One of the reasons is due to how powerful light energy can be. But in a low, controlled setting, light exposure, or low-level laser therapy
What is a concussion? A concussion is a form of mild traumatic brain injury caused by either a direct blow to the head or an indirect mechanism, such as whiplash, which can still cause the brain to shake violently inside the skull. While the signs and symptoms are usually temporary, lasting between 1-2 weeks in
What is osteoporosis? Men and women hit peak bone mass between our mid-teens and mid-twenties and start to lose that mass in their early 30s. In people with osteoporosis, a progressive disease defined by low bone density and deteriorating bone mass, the bones become so porous and weak they’re susceptible to fractures, often in the