What helps back pain?

The back is incredible. It supplies a solid support structure, enables us to carry incredibly heavy loads and also allows for rotation, extension and flexion. In order for our back to perform all of these tasks, there are multiple layers

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What to do for neck pain

Did you know that it takes at least 26 different muscles to support the human head? Many of these muscles are tiny stabilizers. Within these muscle are a myriad of nerve pathways. It is no surprise that in such a

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Common ways muscle knots form

Sometimes an obvious trauma such as a fall, or a hit during sports, cause muscle knots or trigger points to form. Most often, though, muscle knots are slowly developing without us even realizing it. Below are some of the most

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Acupuncture for allergies?

Most people are excited when the warm weather starts to cool off and the trees start to change. People who suffer from allergies, and especially allergy-induced asthma, often dread this time of year. In Raleigh at this time of year

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Acupuncture for tendonitis

Tendonitisis an inflammation of the tendon or its covering. Tendons are thick bands of fibers that connect muscles to bones. Most people assume a tendon injury happens suddenly, but generally it occurs as more and more tiny tears happen on

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Are Trigger Points Ruining Your Life?

A trigger point is an extremely irritable band of muscle that sends pain to another area of your body, known as referral pain. In Chinese medicine we call these ashi or “Oh Yes!” points because when a therapist presses on

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Under the stay-at-home order across North Carolina, healthcare is considered an “essential service”.

In order to adhere to recommendations, I am limiting the patients I will see. I will treat patients who, if left untreated, would otherwise need to resort to visiting a doctor’s office, urgent care, or the emergency room. I will also see patients whom I can help to avoid taking NSAIDs, opiates, or anything that could lower the immune system response.

The stay-at-home order is not aimed at making you suffer, but is intended to slow the curve of the spread of this infection. Your healthcare is important. If you have any questions about whether or not your appointment is essential, please reach out and we can decide the best course of action together.

Being that our office is one on one at ALL times, we feel that WE Can provide a sanitized environment and that it is essential that we do our part to help our overburdened health care system.


If you have a cough or fever, please do not come in for treatment! Stay at home and, if you would like, I can send you a herbal formula that will help.