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Traditional Chinese Medicine Examined: What is TCM?

Traditional Chinese Medicine Examined: What is TCM?

I’m often asked, “What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?” Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has deep historical roots with evidence of its curative properties that date back 4000+ years! It’s a process of healing the body using 100% natural and holistic...

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It’s All About Energy

It’s All About Energy

When you’re dealing with myofascial pain, it’s reasonable to expect that your focus is on the issues you can feel – the pain in your neck or shoulders, the inflammation in your knee, the stiffness in your back, etc, etc, etc.But, as Bodyworkers who believe...

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A Traditional Chinese Medicine Primer

A Traditional Chinese Medicine Primer

Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM, is a coherent system of thoughts and practices that has been developed over the course of many millennia and is the culmination of a continuous process of combining critical thinking, philosophy, logic, sensibility, and...

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The Pain Pileup

The Pain Pileup

In the blog entitled What’s The Deal With Pain? I wrote a simplified explanation for the causes of pain – visceral, structural, and myofascial – that is completely Western in scope. But sometimes coming from a different perspective can get the point across...

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A Word About Cupping

A Word About Cupping

If you watched the Summer Olympics when Michael Phelps took all those swimming gold medals, you probably saw the round bruise-like spots on his back and shoulders. Those marks were the by-products of cupping, a practice that’s been around for...

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The Truth About Trigger Points

The Truth About Trigger Points

When people think of painful “knots” in their muscles, most often those knots are actually trigger points. Trigger points are focused areas of hyperirritability always located in a taut muscle band. When there are just a few, the person is generally just...

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More About Myofascial Pain

More About Myofascial Pain

As you’ve learned in our blog "What's The Deal With Pain?” there are three general sources of pain; visceral, structural, and myofascial. Dealing with either visceral or structural pain is out the scope of practice for Bodyworker and is best treated by a...

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Massage vs. Bodywork…What’s The Difference?

Massage vs. Bodywork…What’s The Difference?

It’s really common for new bodywork clients coming into The Pain Relief Center to tell us “Nobody’s ever worker on me like that,” or “I’ve never had a massage like that.” We generally just smile (we’ve heard it before) and inform them that what we do isn’t...

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What’s The Deal With Pain?

What’s The Deal With Pain?

Living in pain sucks! Neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, sciatica, headaches...any way you look at it, pain can put a real crimp in your lifestyle.But it doesn't have to be that way. Let me explain what I mean.Pain is a red flag; it means something’s not...

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