Healing Injuries with Adhesion Breakers

I am introducing Adhesion Breakers to my practice this week. Adhesion breakers are stainless steel tools used for Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (You may have heard of similar tools, such as Graston Technique, gua sha and FAKTR tools). This system of healing has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine to reduce pain, remove Read More…

What Are 3 Injuries That Can Be Treated Using Acupuncture?

I posted a blog earlier this month called 3 Injuries You Never Thought Acupuncture Could Treat. If you’ve recently injured yourself and you’re wondering what to do next, check out this article. Maybe you can add acupuncture to your list of treatment options.

Using Acupuncture to Treat Residual Pain After an Injury

I get this question time and time again – How does an acupuncture needle help get rid of my pain from an old injury? When patients ask this question they are not looking for the Traditional Chinese Medicine explanation, they are looking for some scientific proof.  A recent article written by Helene M. Langevin provides Read More…

I Have Pain In My Shoulder – What’s Wrong?

Often I see patients in my clinic at Qi Integrated Health who have suffered from debilitating shoulder pain that has been ignored or inappropriately treated. Desperate for results, some of these people have progressed to the point where something as simple as getting a mug out of an overhead cupboard, or putting on a jacket, Read More…

Utilization Of Cupping In The Treatment of Pain

Vancouver Cupping Treatments: It’s so Simple, Why is it so Effective at Relieving Pain? In my practice at Qi Integrated Health, I use cupping primarily in the treatment of pain and muscle tightness. This modality of treatment has many other uses, including clearing phlegm from the lungs and scar reduction. Today, we will look at Read More…

Delaying treatment of pain can increase chances of arthritis.

By Dr. Robin Armstrong, Vancouver Chiropractor Pain is more than a symptom of osteoarthritis. It causes biochemical changes that may contribute to the destruction of joints, a team of U.S. researchers has found. The work,done in mice, show that compounds produced when mice process pain signals from injured joints may damage cartilage, the tough elastic Read More…