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How to Help Seasonal Headaches

Autumn is a beautiful time of year, but many people suffer from seasonal migraines and headaches due to allergies and changes in weather. Most people will reach for ibuprofen or something similar to relieve the symptoms, but there are other options available that can get to the root cause of your problem.

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Adding Acupuncture to Your Treatment Regime

After being practiced in China for thousands of years, acupuncture is now used around the world to treat all manner of health issues. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) considers this ancient form of medicine an effective treatment for about 30 diseases, symptoms and conditions, including: low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, sprains, tennis elbow, headaches, facial pain, and others. This makes acupuncture an excellent complement to physiotherapy treatments.

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TMJ Dysfunction: What It Is and How Summit Physiotherapy Can Help!

[tem-puh-roh-man-dib-yuh-ler] Joint Dysfunction

Now that you can pronounce it, don’t you want to know what it means?

TMJ, Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, is a common dysfunction that affects the area around the jaw. Pain felt in the TMJ can be traced to issues in the surrounding muscles, ligaments, myofascial tissue, disc, joint capsule, or even degraded cartilage around the jaw. If you have been experiencing headaches, toothaches, dizziness or head pain anywhere from your teeth to around your eyes, you could be suffering from TMJ dysfunction. Although about 20-30% of the adult population is troubled by this disorder, many sufferers of this common disruption go without treatment. Don’t let this be you!

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Using IMS Therapy and Acupuncture to Treat Chronic Pain

These days at our St. Albert clinic, there are two frequently heard but little understood techniques growing in popularity for the treatment of chronic pain and myofascial pain: Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) and Acupuncture. Although both originate from the field of Chinese Medicine and produce similar results, their approaches to mapping the body for treatment and pain management vary.

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