What does Acupuncture Do?

Acupunture’s goal is to restore normalcy to the body’s energy field by stimulating a combination of specific acupoints by inserting needles. If we were to compare the body’s 12 primary meridians flowing throughout the body to 12 radio stations in any major city, we would see each stations airs at a particular frequency. If a…

Does Smoking Make Your Pain Worse?

Most people will have some type of musculoskeletal pain in their life. Smoking may make musculoskeletal pain more likely. If you already have pain, smoking may worsen and prolong it, which makes your body feel more stress. So stress, smoking and pain are all linked. Smoking tobacco can cause changes in your nerves and how…

Try Acupuncture for Back & Neck Pain: How it Can Help

Acupuncture and back pain Dr. Karen Achtermann is trained in Acupuncture for Stress Relief, Immune System boosting, and Musculoskeletal pain in your back, neck, knees, shoulders, and other joints. Each session is $55.00. Some insurance plans cover Acupuncture as well. Some patients like to get an acupuncture session after their adjustment. Back pain (especially lower…

Drink Water

Keeping hydrated is crucial for health and well-being, but many people do not consume enough fluids each day. Around 60% of the body is made up of water, and around 71% of the planet’s surface is covered by water. Perhaps it is the ubiquitous nature of water that means drinking enough each day is not at the…

BENEFICIAL BREATHING EXERCISE

Those things that happen when you are stressed, such as increased heart rate, fast breathing, and high blood pressure, all decrease as you breathe deeply to relax. The way you breathe affects your whole body. Breathing exercises are a good way to relax, reduce tension, and relieve stress. Try the 4-7-8 (or Relaxing Breath) ExerciseThe…

Healthy Things to Do This Summer

**One of the best deals in town: Happy Hour Yoga at Yoga Junction in downtown Louisville at 927 Main St: Only $5.00 on Friday nights from 5:30-6:45. http://www.louisvilleyogajunction.com/ **YOGA IN THE PARK  This year Yoga in the Park will run from Wednesday, June 19- Aug 7 from 7:00- 8:00 pm at Memory Square Park near…

How to Prevent Knee Injuries

Torn anterior cruciate ligaments (ACLs) ¬†are associated with excessive hip internal rotation and valgus collapse of the knee during standing. Knee valgus is also referred to as valgus collapse¬†and medial knee displacement. It is characterized by hip adduction and hip internal rotation, usually when in a hips-flexed position (the knee actually abducts and externally rotates).…