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Evidence Shows Acupuncture as an Effective Treatment for Anxiety

Apr 03, 2018 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
Research suggests that up to 30% of the worldwide population suffers from some type of anxiety, ranging from mild symptoms such as changes in breathing and heart rate to full blown panic attacks. Anxiety is a complex disorder typically treated with prescription medications (benzodiazepines, serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRI’s), tricyclic anti-depressents) and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Low Level Laser Therapy Treats Hair Loss and Alopecia

Mar 27, 2018 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
Whether due to autoimmune inflammation or bad genes, hair loss and alopecia can be an extremely uncomfortable and frustrating condition. The most common type of hair loss is androgenic alopecia (affecting up to 50% of the male population), and is commonly due to aging and genetics. There is also alopecia areata, an autoimmune inflammatory condition that causes “spot baldness” throughout the scalp.

Laser Therapy for Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)

Mar 13, 2018 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
Frozen shoulder is a mysterious condition with a notoriously long healing process. Mysterious because the cause is most often not understood or identifiable, and a notoriously long healing process since the recovery process is slow and can often take anywhere from 18-24 months to regain range of motion and reduce pain.

Laser-Acupuncture for Knee Pain can Help You Get More Spring into Your Step!

Mar 06, 2018 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
Believe it or not we are officially into the 3rd month of 2018 and just two weeks away from Spring! The freezing cold temperatures and snowy, icy weather are (hopefully) beginning to thaw and give way to a beautiful West Coast Spring.

Cold Laser “Significantly Superior” to Anti-inflammatory Medications for Achilles Tendonitis

Mar 01, 2018 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
In most cases, the term inflammation goes hand in hand with pain. Achilles tendonitis is no different. Achilles tendonitis, in short, is inflammation of the achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscle to the heel bone.

Low Level Laser Therapy for Bell’s Palsy

Feb 14, 2018 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
Cranial Nerve VII might not mean much to you but I guarantee it’s actually one of your favorite and most used nerves. Cranial Nerve VII innervates the facial muscles and is responsible for smiling, frowning, blinking, chewing, and sensing taste. This facial nerve also supplies the tear ducts and the salivary glands. So what happens when this nerve is damaged?

Beating Painkiller Dependence with Laser Acupuncture Treatments

Feb 07, 2018 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
What’s the first thing you do when you feel that familiar nagging headache come on? Or when that bad knee start to complain again?

An Elephant Never Forgets (What Gives Them Pain Relief)

Jan 23, 2018 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
Avoiding reliance on pills and medications isn’t just a concern for us two-legged mammals anymore.

Dr. Oz Recommends our Cold Laser for Pain and Inflammation

Jan 10, 2018 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
According to Dr. Oz, how you treat your pain often determines how you cope with it and ultimately how you heal. I couldn’t agree more. With the rise in opioid related addictions and deaths, the need for no-pill therapies is a crucial step necessary of modern medicine.

Laser Therapy for Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)

Dec 21, 2017 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a broad term for an array of clinical problems that affect the masticatory muscles (the muscles in the jaw used for chewing food), the temporomandibular joint, and other associated structures.