Month: August 2015

Natural Relief for Sore Throat

by Mary Vincent, L.Ac. Sore throats, otherwise known as pharyngitis, are caused by inflammation and swelling at the back of the throat (pharynx). Depending on the cause or severity of the sore throat, the tonsils and larynx may become painful and irritated as well. Other localized symptoms may include: ▪ dryness, scratchiness, itchiness in throat […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Acupuncture

by Nicole Murray, L.Ac. At Beach Community Acupuncture, we frequently treat Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) with good results. Acupuncture stimulates release of endorphins, the body’s own natural painkillers. Aside from blocking pain signals, acupuncture is proven to lowers proteins associated with inflammation. We encourage people to start treatment when signs first appear, for better results. A […]

Peripheral Neuropathy and Acupuncture

  by Mary Vincent, L.Ac. Acupuncture can help decrease the severity and frequency of symptoms related to peripheral neuropathy, a common condition we treat often at Beach Community Acupuncture. Most people with peripheral neuropathy experience a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, often in the hands and feet. These include: * numbness * weakness * tingling * […]

Acupuncture for Back Pain

By Nicole Murray, L.Ac. About Back Pain Back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical treatment. Eight out of 10 people have experienced some form of back pain in their lives according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. In a given three month period, 25% of […]

Can acupuncture help the common cold and flu viruses?

by Mary Vincent, L.Ac. There are several weeks to months from fall to spring when we have a large number of people calling in to report the onset of various cold and influenza strains, asking if we might be able to provide some relief from the uncomfortable symptoms and to shorten the duration of the […]

Chronic Pain-the Paradox and the Approach

by Nicole Murray, L.Ac. Every day at Beach Community Acupuncture, we treat many patients for chronic pain, a phenomenon that is widely misunderstood. Pain specialist Elliot Crane explains in this TED talk that most of us think of pain as a symptom of an injury or disease, which is correct-for some people. He goes on […]

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