Thursday, November 7, 2013

Tennis Elbow or Golfer's Elbow and Acupuncture

Tip: Strengthening your grip by using a grip exerciser is a great way of relieving elbow pain. Doing this type of exercise promotes blood flow and strengthens forearm muscles that help alleviate the pain.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Acupuncture For Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)

After one treatment of acupuncture for Plantar Fasciitis relief is very commonly felt, although it may take more then one treatment for the pain to full go away, especially if there is an underlying chronic issue in the body. This type of heel pain is very common especially in those who run or walk a lot. It can become a very discouraging pain to athletes or to those just trying to get in better shape.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Pan Soma Acupuncture

Pan Soma Acupuncture is a private acupuncture office located in downtown Manchester, NH. All treatments are held in a private one on one session with a fully licensed acupuncturist.

Pan Soma Acupuncture is a general practice that treats all ailments of the mind and body including:

Back Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Acid Reflux, Nausea, Vomiting
Frozen Shoulder

and more

Acupuncture is an age old therapy that is based on how the internal organs function in relation with the rest of the body.  It is a form of manipulation with the use of hair thin sterile needles that stimulate the body helping it boost its own innate healing abilities. When combined with a proper diet and lifestyle acupuncture can help over come a great variety of issues.

At Pan Soma Acupuncture the first treatment runs 80 minutes long and includes a 20 minute initial consultation with a 60 minute treatment. All following treatments are 1 hour long that start off with a short catch up consultation followed with a treatment.

All treatments are $90, although Pan Soma is offering 50% off the first treatment for new clients. Please click on the link below to watch a promotional video for Pan Soma Acupuncture.

Or please visit the Pan Soma web page where you can learn more about acupuncture, Pan Soma and its practitioner George Koromilas Lic. Ac.

Thank you for visiting Acuthink, please leave any questions or comments!

Thursday, September 19, 2013


What is Moxabustion?

Moxa, for short, is a form of heat therapy usually used in conjunction with acupuncture. Although, on its own it can be a very useful and powerful medicinal tool. It is an age old form of medicine that goes back into ancient chinese folklore where it is said that burning it over a specific point (stomach 36) on the body daily will help someone live to 100 yrs old.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Acupuncture treatment for Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)

Tinnitus or ringing in the ears is one of lifes little annoyances for some people it comes and goes and for others its there constantly. It makes hearing difficult and can get worse over time and the longer its been around the harder it is to treat. Ringing in the ears can be caused by a number of issues, which can range from having anxiety or to common lifestyle choices. 

According to Chinese medicine all organ systems in the body can have some effect on the ears such as the heart, lungs, gallbladder and liver, but the organ that is most associated with the ears are the kidneys. The kidneys also provide the body's fundamental energy that carries us through life. If the kidneys become deficient many things can occur such as chronic fatigue, being constantly cold, excessive urination, asthma, knee pain, low back pain and of course low pitched ringing in the ears. High pitched ringing is more closely associated to the Liver/Gallbladder organs and stress/anxiety.

The following is a list of some things that can cause kidney deficiency:

  1. Overwork- Drains the kidneys energy
  2. Aging- Natural kidney energy loss
  3. Poor Diet- Too much dairy or greasy foods can weigh down the body's energy
  4. Excessive sexual activity-  Drains the kidneys energy

Besides the kidneys and the functioning of other organs in the body, another issue that can commonly occur to cause ringing in the ears is something called phlegm. Phlegm is an obstruction that can build up in the head and not only cause ringing in the ears, but also can cause
a poor sense of smell and a heavy feeling head. This primarily can come from a really poor diet, 
a bacterial or viral infection and or from having other chronic(longterm) issues.

Usually for ringing in the ears there is a combination of the above issues that may be the cause and
there are usually other issues that need to be addressed along with the ringing in the ears. There are many 
acupuncture points that are connected to the ears, and with proper diagnosis discovering the
true cause of the ringing is the best way to figure out what points to use. 

However, there are 3 points in particular that can have a strong effect over the ears, each point is 
connected to a different channel, so many things can be addressed by using all 3 of them at the same 
time. They lie directly in front of the ears on both sides of the head. They are also local ear points that 
when stimulated can send increased blood flow to the area helping move any local obstructions 
like phlegm. Massaging these points on a regular basis may temporarily help with acute ringing in the ears.

These points are from top to bottom Triple Burner (TB) 21, Small Intestine (SI) 19 and Gallbladder 
(GB) 2. They lie adjacent to the ear and can help regulate the ear functioning when stimulated,
it's easy to massage all three and it can be done as long as desired.

For chronic issues it is best to consult an acupuncturist to get a full diagnosis made and to have a full
body treatment to help get to the root of the cause. Ringing in the ears can be difficult to treat, but with 
proper lifestyle and diet choices and with the help of a fully licensed acupuncturist a difference can 
be made. 

Thank you for visiting Acuthink today and I hope this article has been helpful to you, please leave any 
comments or questions below.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient medical practice that dates back for at least 2,000 years and is evolving into modern mainstream medicine all over the world. Acupuncture is a method of reinforcing the body's  own innate healing abilities using very fine, single use and sterile needles in specific points all over the body.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Acupuncture Side Effects

Warning: It is best to receive acupuncture from a Licensed Acupuncturist who spent years in school studying the art of acupuncture and receiving hundreds of hours of clinical practice. There are massage therapists, physical therapists and MD's that have only received a certificate in acupuncture with only a few weekends of training or less. This inadequate amount of training time does not provide a patient with an actual acupuncture treatment and can potentially be dangerous to a patient. Inserting acupuncture needles into a persons body is a serious thing and harm can be done if there isn't enough prior training. Please be sure to ask about your acupuncturists training before you go for a treatment.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Acupuncture For Neck Pain

Neck pain can be very debilitating, besides being painful and uncomfortable it can restrict range of motion, cause headaches,  reduce quality of sleep and even cause numbness down the arms into the hands. Depending on the severity of the issue, which includes the quality of pain(sharp or a dull ache) and how long its been around, acupuncture can be very effective.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Acupuncture For Knee Pain

Knee Pain is very common and it can come in many forms from arthritis in the joint to a torn meniscus and acupuncture is growing as a recognized method of helping the knee heal.  In general acupuncture boosts the body's ability to heal itself as opposed to medications or cortisone shots that only mask pain and reduce inflammation, which is needed to heal.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Acupuncture For Heavy Menstruation

Acupuncture is great for regulating the menstrual cycle weather having no period at all or having a heavy one with big blood clots. There are many factors that go into diagnosing the cause of menstrual issues, but there are common organs and meridians that are associated with it. The Spleen, Kidneys and Liver being the most influential over the cycle.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Acupuncture for Muscle Knots

A muscle knot can be much more then just a pain in the neck, it can cause a burning discomfort that can run down different parts of the body, decreasing mobility and quality of life in general. Muscle knots are also known as myofascial knots or more commonly known as trigger points. They  are caused by injury, overwork or even sitting down too long that can cause muscle tissue to contract into a small mass of hard tissue.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Acupuncture for Natural Body Detoxifying

Acupuncture is a method of external stimulation that manipulates the energy of the body, which forces the body and its internal organs to find balance and in doing so is a great way to naturally detoxify the body.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Acupuncture For Weight Loss

Slim Belly And Measure Tape by Petr Kratochvil

Can acupuncture be used for weight loss?

This is a very popular question and the truth is that acupuncture can help assist in some one who is making the efforts to loose weight. In other words it can have an around about effect on weight loss. This means that if someone is trying to lose weight and can not do it with diet and exercise, then acupuncture will help stimulate the body to find balance physically and mentally allowing for weight loss to occur along with a proper diet and/or exercise.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Acupuncture for Hyperactive and Attention Deficit Disorder in Children

Attention Deficit Disorder is a growing concern among parents, not only are parents not sure what they can do about it, but they have a growing awareness of the dangers of medications. Medications are chemicals that are made to alter body chemistry and can cause other physical ailments that can lead to more and more medications. Acupuncture and acupressure are wonderful alternatives to mainstream medicine. They can even be good to reduce the amount of medications a child might already be on.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Acupressure For The Face

There is one point on the face, just below the nose that can revive people from fainting, help relieve acute back pain and in some cases restore smell. The pathway of this point originates between the kidneys, where a massive amount of energy is stored in the body. This pathway connects from the kidneys to the spine and from there this pathway rises up the spine over the head and ends directly in the center of your upper gums.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Acupuncture For Smoking Cessation

Did you know: Your skin is considered the third lobe of your lungs so what ever affects the lungs has a direct affect on the skin, thats why a lot of smokers look like they age quicker then others. Also, the skin may not be able to breathe like the lungs, but it does absorb oxygen from the outside.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Acupuncture for Appendicitis

Appendicitis is a painful swelling(inflammation) of the appendix, which is tissue shaped like a pouch connected to the large intestine. The causes of an inflamed appendix are usually due from a blockage of stool that could cause an infection or from a tumor.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Acupuncture for Lowering High Blood Pressure

There are two types of High Blood Pressure (hypertension), essential and secondary, almost 90% of all high blood pressure cases are under the essential category and come from unknown causes. The rest are secondary and have causes that are recognized and are considered to be treatable by western medicine(pharmaceuticals).

Monday, January 7, 2013

Acupuncture for a Fractured Rib

A fractured rib doesn't enter an acupuncturists office too often and it can't be accurately diagnosed with out an x-ray, although an x-ray may not even be able show a small fracture. On the other hand the following symptoms can be enough for a diagnosis of a fractured rib. A fracture usually occurs from an injury, but if the bones are weak due osteopenia something like severe coughing can also cause a fracture.