Tag Archives: pain

Massage at Jade Path!

You asked for it! And now she’s FINALLY here! I am so happy to introduce you to Melissa, my favorite massage healer. She is now in the office and is excited to meet all of you. Meet Melissa… “Hi, I’m Melissa Baffa. My approach is holistic – meaning I see you for you, beyond just […]

Acupuncture for Pain

  Let’s talk about pain – unfortunately it’s a fact of life that most of us experience. If you have not yet tried acupuncture for pain, you should definitely give it a chance. I’m not talking about just going in for 1 treatment here, because as much as I’d like it to be true, there is no magic needle. However […]

Low Back Pain

I see a decent amount of low back pain in my Chicago acupuncture practice. It is one of the most common types of bodily pain and millions of people have it at some point in their life. Low back pain can be a tricky thing because there are as many treatments for low back pain […]

What Actually Causes Stress? A Revealing Look Inside The Stress Epidemic

What Actually Causes Stress? A Revealing Look Inside The Stress Epidemic I have read that approximately 80% of our chronic health concerns are caused by ongoing stress.  The question I have is, what actually causes stress for YOU?  Given the fact that stress is such an important factor in the creation of imbalance and disease within […]

Icing injuries – Why I am anti-ice

Over the past few months, I have had many conversations with patients about icing injuries and sore muscles. Most are surprised to learn that I highly object to icing since it is commonly practiced. In talking to other doctors or physical therapists this viewpoint is controversial. So let me share with you why I am […]

Top 6 Acupuncture Myths

It’s summer, YAY! Which means there are many social activities happening in Chicago including festivals, bbqs, parties and movies in the park. I love meeting new people and hearing a little bit about what they’re “up to” in their lives. When people learn what I do, inevitably they have questions about acupuncture so I thought […]

Acupuncture for pain

Physical pain is a common occurrence for many of us. In the past few years, more and more people are turning to acupuncture in an effort to alleviate their pain. One of the great things about the use of acupuncture for pain management is the almost non-existent side effects versus the adverse effects of over-the-counter and prescription […]

Epsom salt for pain

Recently I had a booth at a festival and many of you had pain related questions for me. I know that I’ve mentioned epsom salt baths for pain a couple times lately, but I think their benefits can’t be touted enough! An epsom salt bath soak is a wonderful way to reduce muscular aches and […]

Sleep discomfort

Experiencing sleep discomfort? There are endless reasons why we don’t sleep well. Not being able to get physically comfortable is one of them.  This can interfere with our ability to fall and stay asleep. Common causes of sleep discomfort: [separator top=”20″ style=”none”] [checklist icon=”plus” iconcolor=”” circle=”yes”] Pain – pain anywhere in the body can make […]

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