Category Pain management

Do You Love Acupuncture? Please Take A Moment To Tell The FDA.

Has acupuncture ever helped you with pain? Has acupuncture ever helped someone you love with pain? Right now the FDA is accepting comments from the public who have had experience with acupuncture in pain management and the implications could be wide-spread policy change. Let’s flood their comment pole with true testaments about how acupuncture has […]

Core Competency for Back Health

Low back pain is one of the most frequent ailments that comes through the door at Thompson Family Acupuncture clinic. We treat low back pain from various etiologies: old sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, to over-use from labor jobs and under-use from desk jobs. Regardless of what brings on the back pain, core strength and […]

How does acupuncture approach healthcare?

Acupuncture and East Asian medicine provides a valuable addition to your healthcare routine. Many patients try it for the first time due to pain that won’t resolve, or because a friend recommended it. Not knowing what to expect, patients are often surprised that acupuncture can treat a wide variety of health concerns, and is a […]

Tendons and Ligaments

Spring is the season of the liver and gallbladder in East Asian medicine, and since these organ systems are considered in charge of the tendons, ligaments, and connective tissue of the body, we often see connective tissue related pain increase in the spring. These organs are also related to every joint in the body. Common […]

5 sneaky things that may be sabotaging your health

There’s nothing quite as frustrating as when you think you are doing all the right things for your health and still don’t feel the way you would like. You are exercising, eating well,  and even getting massage, acupuncture, or other self-care. Still, you have nagging health issues. Maybe your digestion is not quite right, your […]

Breaking News!

(Well, not yet..but hopefully really, really soon.) On Wednesday, November 8th, the acupuncture community held its first-ever Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill. The event was attended by over 50 members of the Senate or House of Representatives. Both Republicans and Democrats were in attendance, making it a rare bi-partisan event. The purpose was to bring […]

Aches and Pains, Oh My!

  The weather has changed, and maybe you’ve found yourself experiencing an increase in pesky aches and pains in your joints. It may be easy to pass this off as arthritis, which has unfortunately become somewhat of an expectation as we age. The solution to this phenomena is not always an NSAID. You guessed it, […]

Motor Vehicle Accidents and Acupuncture

Statistically speaking, the average driver will be in a motor vehicle accident once every 7 years!  If you’ve been in an accident before, you know the pain can be debilitating, and may linger much longer than expected. Between the shock of the accident, and the stress of dealing with repair shops, lawyers, and insurance agents, […]

Pain Management with Chinese Herbal Medicine

Luckily the FDA, CDC, and many primary care physicians are recognizing the benefit of referring patients for acupuncture to treat acute and chronic pain. Since the discussion began in earnest in 2015 to reassess our current conventional practices in treating pain in the United States, acupuncture, mindfulness based meditation practices, chiropractic care, and specific movement […]