As this article began to form, it became quickly apparent the scope of this topic is much broader than could possibly be covered in one post – one could actually spend years researching and writing a series of books. By the time the later volumes were finished and published, the early volumes would likely (hopefully!) need updates and editing because of new research and advances in care. Autoimmune and Chronic Inflammatory disease are quite possibly the next epidemic in health care – according to Amy Myers M.D. the incidence of autoimmune disease has tripled over the past 50 years (3)! What follows serves as an introduction to a series of articles to be posted over the next several months.
Pacific Center of Health massage representing at the San Diego ACLU a few weeks back. A couple of our wonderful massage therapists, Sam Wisotsky and Erin Madsen, spread some light, eased some stress, and got a few knots out for these awesome people! Need a boost of health in your office or event? Sam and Erin are available for offsite chair massage events. Contact us!
Over its 2500 years of development, a wealth of experience has accumulated in the practice of acupuncture, attesting to the wide range of diseases and conditions that can be effectively treated with this approach. Unlike many other traditional methods of treatment, which tend to be specific to their national or cultural context, acupuncture has been used throughout the world, particularly since the 1970s. In recognition of the increasing worldwide interest in the subject, the World Health Organization (WHO) conducted a symposium on acupuncture in June 1979 in Beijing, China. Physicians practicing acupuncture in different countries were invited to identify the conditions that might benefit from this therapy. The participants drew up a list of 43 suitable diseases. However, this list of indications was not based on formal clinical trials conducted in a rigorous scientific manner, and its credibility has been questioned. Download the full article (pdf).
By the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. As part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture aims to restore and maintain health through the stimulation of specific points on the body. In the Unit
ed States, where practitioners incorporate healing traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries, acupuncture is considered part of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Download the full article (PDF).
By Lisa Loos
A Powerful Ally
There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it
(pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen. The incredible benefits of massage are doubly powerful if taken in regular “doses.” Professionals at the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami explain the more massage you get, the greater benefits you reap. Here’s why:
Wellness is more than the absence of pain
"I have been a patient at Pacific Center of Health for several years. The level of care I receive has been excellent. I was having a great deal of difficulty with asthma and the side effects of medications. After getting a series of treatments, my asthma condition cleared up completely. It has been about five years since that occurred and I am happy to report that I am still asthma free! I try to have acupuncture treatments about every six weeks to maintain the good health that I now have. I also enjoy the treatments a great deal, it puts me into a state of incredibly deep relaxation and I walk out of the session feeling revitalized." ~ Anne F.