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Archive for 2014

Is RICE Dead? Why Ice Delays Recovery by Gabe Mirkin MD

Why Ice Delays Recovery March 20, 2014 by Gabe Mirkin, MD When I wrote my best-selling Sportsmedicine Book in 1978, I coined the term RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) for the treatment of athletic injuries (Little Brown and Co., page 94). Ice has been a standard treatment […]

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Auto-Immunity and Chinese Herbal Medicine

The ancient Chinese medical practitioners were very proficient at tracking case outcomes over time and this led to long clinical histories in treating various symptom pictures that are now identified in the west as named disorders. One of these would be called autoimmune disorders in Western pathology. […]

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AHCC or Alpha Glucan was Found to Eradicate HPV Virus

HPV is a Causing a Cancer Epidemic HPV has made the headlines over the past few years because it is prevalent in our population and it has been linked to cervical cancer. 42% of women have the virus at some time High risk HPV accounts for 5% […]

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Low Back Pain – A Case of Four Different Backs

A Case of Four Different Painful Backs What is back pain and how does it occur? Back pain is a noticeable level of pain that can impede one’s usual daily routine or make rest uncomfortable. Back pain originates from the nerves of the spinal column (most common), […]

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New Medical Therapies and Devices- The Song Remains the Same

As a Doctor who practices natural therapies such as acupuncture and naturopathic medicine, I find myself approached almost weekly by enthusiastic people with a new medical device or therapy. Their passion is commendable, but often misplaced. As a physician my job is to help people find relief […]

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What is the Difference Between a Licensed Acupuncturist and a Certified Acupuncturist?

This question is not asked enough. A licensed acupuncturist is one who has completed a 4 year Masters program learning the nuances and intricacies of the Chinese Medical system. A licensed acupuncturist is licensed by the state they practice in to perform acupuncture at the highest and […]

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What Causes Musculoskeletal Pain

Apart from trauma the biggest cause of musculoskeletal pain is  is an imbalance caused by a difference in muscle tension from side to side in the body which over time and when combined with sports activities, childbirth and a lack of stretching, can cause neck, shoulder, hip, […]

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Dr. Frank Ervolino graduated from the prestigious Bastyr University in 1995 with a degree in Naturopathic medicine. During this time he not only studied Western herbal medicine, but studied the supplement industry formulation and manufacturing from Dr. Buck Levin, Ph. D. and the traditional use of herbs by the native tribes of the Pacific Northwest. Read More

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