Hocus Pocus

Helping to shine the light on the history, science and benefits of non-western medical treatments.

Let's do a little myth busting shall we?

"I know Traditional Chinese Medicine has been around for a long time, but there is no research to support it."

False! As with other forms of medicine, the body of evidence to help us understand how it may benefit you is ever growing. Different types of research answer different types of questions, and not all research is created equal. Our practitioners employ evidence informed practice, and can help guide you in what the data says to support recommendations we make. While not every condition has been studied, we have lots of studies, including systematic reviews, to examine things like pain, sleep, and digestion and how acupuncture can help. We are just as interested in seeing the literature to support our clinical decision making as you are! If you would like to explore the body of research in a particular area with regard to TCM, just let us know. We'd love to share.

"Once I start seeing a chiropractor, I'll have to go for the rest of my life."

Not exactly. You might WANT to, because it feels great to have a well aligned spine and to get restriction out of your wrists, elbows, knees, and ankles! But getting adjusted just helps your body move better and feel better. You can certainly just give it a try and then stop after a trial of therapy. In our experience, people continue once they find the right approach and doctor for them because it feels good. The frequency of care depends on the person. Ideally, we work together frequently enough that you continue to feel better and better. The more good things you do for yourself at home (eating well, moving well, thinking well), the less you need interventions like chiropractic to restore motion. That's why we're always coaching you to implement self-care strategies to make you feel amazing.

"Massage is just a luxury. I can't afford that."

We believe massage is health care. Massage is an affordable option for pain management and injury recovery. That's why your auto insurance covers massage after an accident, and you can use your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flex Spending Accout (FSA) to pay for it if you have a prescription from your MD, DC, or DPT. You can see a specially trained massage therapist to address issues such as headache, migraine, sciatica, TMJD, tendonitis, carpal tunnel symptoms, knee pain, and many more musculo-skeletal concerns. In fact, massage therapy is a rapidly emerging option in the war against opioid abuse. Seriously! It's more than just a fluff and buff luxury item. You just need to find the right therapist. We can help you do that! If you're looking in a different area, we can help you find someone there too. The benefits of massage therapy can be wide-reaching. Let us help you decide on the best approach for you!

Michele Renee