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Shoulder Injuries: The Subscapularis Muscle

Shoulder Injuries: The Subscapularis Muscle

Workouts at the gym, swimming, playing baseball or football with friends in the park, climbing a ladder, cleaning your house, gardening—all of these daily activities can cause shoulder pain. Shoulder injuries are really common, and acupuncture is a great way to treat them.

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Caffeine inhibits analgesic effect of acupuncture

Caffeine can inhibit the analgesic effect of acupuncture, according to animal studies carried out in Brazil. Mice subjected to plantar incision surgery were treated with both manual acupuncture and electro-acupuncture at the acupoint Sanyinjiao SP-6 after...

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What is Auricular Acupuncture?

Principles of Auricular Acupuncture Auricular acupuncture is, simply put, applying acupuncture to only the ears of a person. The outer ear corresponds to the entire human body, and can be used to treat ailments and health problems such as stress, insomnia, chronic...

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Using Acupuncture to Treat Depression

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can be a very effective alternative to treat depression, anxiety, stress-induced fatigue and emotional swings, resulting in many long-term benefits.  Although it is a traditional Eastern method, acupuncture is becoming increasingly...

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Tennis Elbow Testimonial by Alex

My tennis elbow had been bothering me for quite a while and was getting worse. I came to see Kirk and was welcomed into his beautiful office. His gentle and fun way put me instantly at ease. He was able to reduce my pain after just one treatment. The whole experience...

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My neck pain is gone‎! – A Testimonial

I went to Kirk at Uptown Acupuncture San Diego because my neck was stiff and I had trouble looking over my shoulder. Kirk put a needle in my wrist and asked me to move my head. All of the sudden I could move it further than before. He added a couple more needles in a...

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Glenn’s pain in the neck – A testimonial

Having had a severe on the job injury about 12 years ago, I have become accustomed to regular flare ups in my neck and back about every six months. Yesterday morning I awakened to the worst neck and back pain I have felt since the initial injury. Merely moving my...

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Acupuncture Works! – a testamonial

I have a medical condition known as stenosis, which is the narrowing of the spine. When aggravated it can cause difficulty walking, numbness in legs and arms and severe pain. Often times my stenosis would require me to take extended time off from work due to the...

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First Time Acupuncture Sucess – a testimonial

I recently visited Kirk at Uptown Acupuncture San Diego for my first acupuncture treatment. I have to admit that I was a little apprehensive at first because I was skeptical that it would actually work. And there was also the whole thing about having needles placed...

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Acupuncture Provides Fast Effective Pain Relief

If you were to walk up to someone on the street and ask them what acupuncture treats, chances they will say pain. Why? Because for over 3000 years Acupuncturists HAVE been treating pain with great results!

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Why come in?

Acupuncture is an invaluable resource for anyone dealing with pain. At Uptown Acupuncture, liberating people from pain is our specialty. No matter if it is a sports injury or chronic low back pain, we will be able to diagnose and treat accordingly to provide maximum relief in the fewest visits possible.

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