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Evidence Shows Acupuncture as an Effective Treatment for Anxiety

Apr 03, 2018 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
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, FABORM
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 Shown to Improve Health of Endometrial Cells

Mar 21, 2018 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
At Acubalance we believe in a simple equation. Healthy sperm + healthy egg + healthy uterine environment = a healthy baby. Endometrial health and receptivity is crucial for the implantation process to occur whether in a natural pregnancy or in a pregnancy following any type of assisted reproductive technology (IUI, IVF).

Laser Therapy for Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)

Mar 13, 2018 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
What is Frozen Shoulder?

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

Mar 06, 2018 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
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, FABORM
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.

Laser and Acupuncture Soothe Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Feb 20, 2018 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
Inflammatory bowel disease is an umbrella term for an array of digestive complaints involving inflamed intestines such as irritable bowel syndrome, crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. Symptoms of these conditions can range from mild to severe, and often involve excessive bowel movements, malnutrition, weight loss, fatigue, abdominal pain, and bloody stools.

Low Level Laser Therapy for Bell’s Palsy

Feb 14, 2018 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
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, FABORM
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, FABORM
Avoiding reliance on pills and medications isn’t just a concern for us two-legged mammals anymore.