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Acupuncture for Neck Pain

About 15% of adults experience neck pain at any one time. Prevalence of neck pain increases as one gets older and is more common in women than men. Spondylosis, or degeneration of the spine, is one reason for this, but neck pain usually comes from multiple factors . Neck pain can include pain in the…

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Acupuncture for Back Pain

Back pain can be ongoing, frustrating and debilitating.  For some, this is a temporary setback, for others, back pain progresses to a chronic disease that seriously diminishes quality of life.  Acupuncture is one of the few non-invasive therapies that have been shown in clinical trials to benefit back pain long-term.  More than just pain relief,…

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The Meditative Art of Qi Gong in Minneapolis

Researchers from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (Santa Barbara, California), Arizona State University, and the University of North Carolina analyzed 77 articles reporting the results of 66 randomized controlled trials of tai chi and qi gong.  The results demonstrated benefits to bone health, cardiopulmonary fitness, balance, and quality of life. What is Qi Gong? Qi…

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Acupuncture for Anxiety Related Disorders

If you have been diagnosed with, or have been suffering from: Generalized anxiety disorder panic attacks PTSD stress seasonal affective disorder (SAD) a chronic disease that gives you anxiety You are not alone.  Anxiety disorders affect about 40 million American adults (about 18%). There are many types of pills, capsules, counseling options and therapies being…

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Guide to New Year’s Resolutions

Welcome to 2013!  On this first day of this New Year, our thoughts expand outward.  No longer simply concerned with getting through the holidays; as the winter energy peaks then gathers a different seed for the spring, we look deeper, farther at the year to come. This is a natural process highlighted by the “tai…

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Cancer Prevention and Survival: Nutrition and Supplements

As part of Modern Point Acupuncture’s series on cancer, today we delve into foods, supplements and how we nourish ourselves.  Because there is a lot of information out there and new supplement claims can be made by just about anyone with a computer, we are going to focus on the recommendations of an expert panel…

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Increase Cancer Survivorship with Exercise

“When will we treat physical activity as a legitimate medical therapy… even though it does not come in a pill?” -Church T, Blair SN.  Br J Sports Med 2008 Oct 16   We all know we are supposed to exercise.  It makes us feel good by getting the endorphins running.  If we falter, we feel…

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The Dirty on Tainted Steroid Injections causing Fungal Meningitis (Part 1)

This fall, a fungal meningitis outbreak of historic proportions is occurring locally and nationwide due to tainted methylprednisolone acetate, a common joint and epidural injection for pain purchased from the New England Compounding Center.  The center shut down almost immediately as inspectors wrote about dirty floors and a leaky boiler. Floor mats near sterile drug-mixing…

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A Warm Winter’s Welcome to Modern Point Blog

  This is the introductory blog for Modern Point Acupuncture and Sports Medicine.  In it I am going to introduce our practice to you and give you some winter health strategies. Modern Point has three acupuncturists- Lindsay Long, Sara Bublitz, and me, Josh Eha.  We are all licensed acupuncturists (L.Ac.), which means we have graduated…

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