Aug 21, 2017 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
I believe in medicine. Sometimes it requires eating an “apple a day” and other times surgery. I, like my patients, usually prefer the less invasive procedures. Surgery and cortisone injections, in my opinions and many of my esteemed colleagues, should be a last resort.
Aug 04, 2017 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
Trigeminal neuralgia is a debilitating pain condition involving the trigeminal nerve, the largest and most complex of the 12 cranial nerves.
Jul 29, 2017 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
A life dedicated to sports can inevitability result in an ache or pain or two. Acute muscular injuries are difficult to treat because physical manipulation of the body part is often contraindicated. As a result, there are currently many limitations to therapeutic treatment of muscle or joint injuries.
Jul 20, 2017 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
Many people wouldn’t think to put the words “perfect” and “period” into a sentence together. It is more common for menstrual cycles to have connotations of pain, discomfort, moodiness, fatigue, headaches, nausea, and more. Statistics show that 85% of women have at least one PMS symptom each month.
Jul 15, 2017 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
Back pain caused by spinal disc herniations have tremendous physical, financial, and emotional burdens. When it is accompanied by radiating pain and numbness in the extremities, it can be truly debilitating.
Jul 06, 2017 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
It’s been a busy month here at Acubalance with the opening of our Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) Clinic and implentation of the Laser Baby Program.
Jun 28, 2017 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
We’ve all heard that inflammation is bad.
Jun 20, 2017 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
Arthritis is one of those diseases many think are inevitable. If one has a history of repeated sports injuries, or perhaps a strong family history of either rheumatoid or osteoarthritis, it can seem unavoidable. Fortunately, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Jun 16, 2017 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
Neck pain is the second most commonly reported type of pain at the doctor’s office. At any given time, approximately 10% of the entire population has neck pain, and 14% of adults have recurrent or chronic neck pain.
Jun 12, 2017 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a non-invasive, pain-free, light-based therapy that uses red and infrared light to target inflamed, injured and diseased tissues. It is especially great for reducing inflammation, pain, and edema in damaged joints. LLLT does this by inducing an analgesic effect by disrupting axonal transport in small diameter fibers.