Welcome to ABR Acupuncture in Greensboro, NC

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to ABR Acupuncture!  If you are a new patient, please go to forms, print out and fill out the intake forms to bring into your initial treatment.

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FDA Supports Acupuncture

Hello Everyone!!

Just wanted to share this article about the FDA’s support for the use of acupuncture for pain management.  The FDA is recommending that health care providers get more information about acupuncture to help patients avoid prescription opioids and how and when acupuncture should be used as part of a multidisciplinary approach to pain management.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/fda-proposes-doctors-learn-acupuncture-pain-management/

Have a Great Day!

Rob

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Is work a pain in your neck?

Is work a pain in your neck? Is sitting at the computer for several hours a day giving you headaches? A recent research study attached below shows that dry needling can help!

Dry needling of the trapezius muscle in office workers with neck pain: a randomized clinical trial.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27582622

 

If you are experiencing neck pain, pain at the base of your head or neck, or headaches that are on the side of the head and/or behind the eyes, the trapezius may be part of the problem.  Acupuncture and Dry needling can help.                 Give us a call if you would like to set up an appointment 336-209-9842.                                       Have a great day!      

 

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Shoulder Pain?

Here is a great study showing positive results from dry needling and shoulder pain!

http://www.manualtherapyjournal.com/article/S1356-689X(16)30688-9/abstract?cc=y=

The study reports that patients in the study not only had an increase in their range of motion, but also a significant decrease in their overall pain.

If you are dealing with shoulder pain or have rotator cuff pain and a decrease in you overall range of motion, acupuncture and dry needling may be an option for you!

Feel free to contact me at abracupuncture@gmail.com or call 336-209-9842

Have a great day!

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More neck pain and dry needling research

Here is a little more research on Dry Needling and neck pain!
When we are dealing with unexplained neck pain that is interrupting our daily activities, Dry Needling and Acupuncture can help!
Here is the  outcome from a study published this month.
This research done in Spain shows positive results with treating neck pain up to 6 months after treatments had ended.

Here is the link http://journals.lww.com/pain/Citation/2016/09000/Effectiveness_of_dry_needling_for_chronic.7.aspx

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Top 5 Reasons To Try Functional Dry Needling For Pain Relief

1. Improved mobility. 

Dry needling leads to increased range of motion (ROM).  Needling stimulates the muscle tissue, allowing it to release from chronic contractions.  Many patients see an increase in after their first treatment .

2. Less pain. 

Dry needling stimulates the muscle’s healing process. Pain can occur when a muscle or muscle group is over stimulated,  Dry needling creates a reset in the muscle which helps  to restore  proper function.

3. Injury prevention. 

Not only can dry needling stop pain from injury, it can also prevent future injuries.   As improved mobility and function are restored, your body returns to healthy state — improved mobility and function results in less risk for injury.

4. Improved performance. 

As previously stated, dry needling  improved function.  It allows for proper muscle lengthening.  When the muscle tissue is functioning properly, an athlete can work at his/her optimum level and improve performance.  Dry needling helps set you up for enhanced performance.

5. Fewer side effects — for both your body and your bank account.

Many medications carry a host of side effects. Dry needling is a natural solution with no long-term side effects. Needling can be repeated as needed without risk to your body. And dry needling is significantly less expensive than injections and/or surgical procedures, making it a choice that is not only effective, but financially smart as well.

 

If you have any pain issues and are looking at alternatives to medication and surgery, give us a call!

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrom

 Dealing with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome/ Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Here is an abstract from the Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Sciences about treating thoracic outlet syndrome with dry needling.  Thoracic outlet syndrome can have the same symptoms as carpal tunnel and should be considered as a possible cause of numbness, weakness and tingling in the hand.

If you have been diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome or carpal tunnel syndrome, functional dry needling, acupuncture, and massage therapy can help.

 Complementary Role of Dry Needling for Myofascial Pain in Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: A Case Report.

  • Source: Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Sciences / Fiziksel Tup ve Rehabilitasyon Bilimleri Dergisi . 2015, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p126-128. 3p.
  • Author(s): Saral, İlknur; Durmus, Oguz; Agirman, Mehmet; Ormeci, Tugrul; Cakar, Engin
  • Abstract:Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), is caused by compression of the brachial plexus, subclavian vessels in the thoracic space and leading to painful symptoms and signs. In this study a 46-year-old man suffered from TOS received five sessions of dry needling theraphy. After the five dry needling sessions and therapeutic exercises, the numbness disappeared, the pain decreased by approximately 85% (VAS = 1), and the sleep quality increased by 80%. Results show that trigger points can be treated with dry needling as an adjunctive treatment for managing pain in TOS patients.
  • Copyright of Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Sciences / Fiziksel Tup ve Rehabilitasyon Bilimleri Dergisi is the property of Galenos Yayinevi Tic. LTD. STI and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder’s express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract.

Feel free to call with any questions or if you would like to set up an appointment.

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Get Your Nutrition On!

Come in and meet Heather Colleran PhD RDN  and learn how you can control your inflammation by changing the foods that you eat!

Have a great weekend!

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Tendon Injuries

Now that spring is almost here, it is time to start moving again!  This, for some, will bring on tendon injuries. This article give some treatment options including strengthening and Dry Needling.

If you are suffering from tennis or golfer’s elbow (lateral and medial epicondylitis), patellar tendonitis, or Achilles tendonitis, acupuncture and dry needling can help.

Needling the tendons increases circulation in the tissue, decreases stress on the tissue and is a catalyst for the healing process.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/fitness/taking-on-tendon-injuries/article23230621/

If you are having tendon pain or any other pain and movement issues, ABR Acupuncture would like to help.

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Neck pain and Dry Needling: Research

Here is a little more research on Dry Needling and neck pain!
When we are dealing with unexplained neck pain that is interrupting our daily activities, Dry Needling and Acupuncture can help!
Here is the  outcome from a study published this month.
“This case report shows promising outcomes for the use of Dry Needling in the treatment of non-specific cervical region strain. Further research is recommended to determine if Dry Needling is clinically beneficial independent of other therapeutic interventions/ postural corrections such as general or specific exercises targeting the affected musculature, or other “manual” therapy techniques such as manipulation or non-thrust mobilization.”
For the full abstract go to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/25709869/

Have a Great Weekend!

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Dry Needling the Upper Trapezius

Dry Needling the Upper Trapezius

The pain in the upper trapezius is one of the most common complaints that I treat daily in my practice. Patients usually complain of headaches with pain on the side of their head and behind the eyes and pain at the base of their neck.  This pain can be dull, achy, sharp, and/or annoying!  There is also a decrease in range of motion due to the pain.  This is the pain referral pattern for the upper trapezius.   Does this look like your pain pattern?

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A recently suggests that not only are trigger points, and the pain associated with them are decreased by needling, but overall function and mood are also improved.

Here is a link to the article http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/25661462/

If you would like to try acupuncture and dry needling to help with your neck and head pain give us a call  336-209-9842.

Have a great day!

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