Acupuncture Approaches

On May 12, 2012, in Therapy Methods, by Total Athleticare

At Total Athleticare we use two types of acupuncture to treat pain, traditional Chinese acupuncture and biomedical acupuncture. Biomedical Acupuncture The biomedical acupuncture model — aka western acupuncture or dry needling — is based on 21st century understanding of human anatomy and pathophysiology. It is also based on modern scientific research into the mechanism of […]

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When is it best to use ice or heat?

On May 11, 2012, in Therapy Methods, by Total Athleticare

 Many people get confused as to when to use ice and when to use heat. Here’s the common rule… ICE JOINTS, HEAT MUSCLES… ICE ACUTE, HEAT CHRONIC Here’s a chart that can help you better understand when, how, and how long to use either heat or ice: WHEN TO USE: Ice- Use ice after an […]

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