317 St. Francis Dr. Suite 350
Greenville, SC 29601


317 St. Francis Dr.
Suite 350
Greenville, SC 29601
Tel: 1-864-235-1834, Fax: 1-864-235-2486

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Treatment Options Article

Acupuncture For Musculoskeletal Pain

The acupuncture services we offer in the Greenville, Spartanburg & Anderson areas can offer relief for acute and chronic pain.

Acupuncture originated in China more than 2,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world. The term acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques.

In the past two decades, acupuncture has grown in popularity in the United States. The report from a Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1997 stated that acupuncture is being “widely” practiced–by thousands of physicians, dentists, acupuncturists, and other practitioners–for relief or prevention of pain and for various other health conditions.

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Disease Management: Reducing Total Load

Nutritional, Environmental and Immune System Relationships

Total load refers to the total number of factors that prevent you from getting well, or staying well. Most people have an intuitive desire to reduce total load, but given today’s complex world, it is not always easy to know just how to do that.

Let’s start out with some of the basics: enhancing proper nutrition and reducing harmful environmental factors. Without proper nutrition, your body cannot function properly. On the surface this seems obvious enough, but it takes a little extra knowledge to understand that low magnesium levels can lead to blood vessel spasm, result in migraines, vasomotor abnormalities (such as cold hands and feet or Raynaud’s syndrome), peripheral vascular disease (hardening of the arteries), and even heart attacks.

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Weight Loss & Diabetic Diets: Lose Weight. Feel Great.

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Weight loss and diabetic diets are frequently an important part of getting or staying healthy. While there are many diets to choose from, we recommend that a “modified” Zone diet (as described by Dr. Barry Sears as a starting point. In its simplest form, what this means is whenever you eat a meal or snack, always do so in a 40% carbohydrate, 30% protein and 30% good fat ratio. The idea is that if you want to eat pasta or bread with your meal, make sure you also eat enough protein and good fat along with it in order to balance the meal out. By definition you will likely eat less starch to begin with in order to do this.

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