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The body of literature around acupuncture research shows that maintaining consistency with treatment is critical.

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The common misconceptions of acupuncture cloud public perception and deter patients - this article seeks to dispel them.

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What are Gua Sha and soft tissue mobilization? Both are treatments used to treat soft tissue injury and as routine therapy to reduce pain and inflammation.

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What is microneedling exactly? Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive procedure that rejuvenates skin, reduces signs of aging and blemishing, and improves skin texture.

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The myofascial system is much more than a frame for our organs and muscles. Recent studies have shown that the large network of connective tissue also acts as a sensory organ that influences posture, movement, flexibility and even our emotions.

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Research from the last two decades has brought acupuncture into the forefront of modern medicine. This new research has shown acupuncture to be effective against a variety of illnesses, injuries and ailments, and even beneficial for healthy individuals who wish to take preventative measures.

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One of the most common questions acupuncturists are asked is "Does acupuncture hurt?". The short answer is no - as needles are inserted, the sensation is often described as a dull ache, or a slight pressure.

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Cupping therapy, also known as myofascial decompression, is a technique common in alternative medicine that involves placing small glass cups on the body to create a suction that draws skin and underlying musculature into the cup. By pulling on taut and inflamed soft tissue, cupping therapy helps tense muscles relax while improving local circulation and function.

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The tale of Sports Acupuncture is one that involves several key players - world governments, healthcare organizations, authoritative medical boards, research groups, sports franchises and some of the greatest athletes to ever play their respective games.

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Tennis Elbow (also known as lateral epicondylitis) is a common injury caused by overuse of the tendons and muscles in the elbow.