Rotator Cuff Tears


By Dr Morgan Kinnear, DC, MS What is the Rotator Cuff? The rotator cuff is a series of four muscles that surround the head of the upper arm bone (humerus). They assist in movement initiation of the shoulder and increase the depth of the shoulder joint. The rotator cuff provides increased stability during arm movements, [...]

Rotator Cuff Tears2021-08-06T20:34:42-07:00

Feverfew for Migraine Headache


By Greg Lamont-Mitchell, ND Feverfew (Latin name Tanacetum parthenium) belongs to the Asteraceae or daisy family of plants. It’s a medicinal plant traditionally used for the treatment of fever, migraine headache, rheumatoid arthritis, stomachache, toothache and insect bites. Found in gardens and along roadsides, Feverfew is a beautiful daisy-like perennial. The name “feverfew” stems from [...]

Feverfew for Migraine Headache2021-06-04T17:37:24-07:00

June is Migraine Headache Awareness Month


By Dr Lisa Thompson June is Migraine Headache Awareness Month (#MHAM). It’s estimated that migraine affects over 14% of people worldwide, making it the 3rd most common disease behind dental cavities and tension headache. In the United States alone, more than 39 million women, men, and children experience migraine. The World Health Organization named migraine as one of the 10 [...]

June is Migraine Headache Awareness Month2021-06-03T22:22:20-07:00

Cold Lavender Compress for Sunburn


By Dr Lisa Thompson As we come into the season of sunshine and outdoor adventure, it’s important to be aware of sun exposure and protecting the skin from the damaging effects of UV rays. In a previous blog post we discussed sunscreen and provided a link to the Environmental Working Group’s sunscreen guide. Although we [...]

Cold Lavender Compress for Sunburn2021-06-03T20:23:44-07:00

Disc Herniation


By Dr Morgan Kinnear, DCDisc herniations occur when there is a disruption in the outer layer of an intervertebral disc (the annulus fibrosis), causing the inner jelly-like material (the nucleus pulposus) to become displaced. The most common direction for this material to move is posterolaterally (angled back and to the side), which can exert pressure [...]

Disc Herniation2021-05-01T11:41:12-07:00

Nettle – Stinging But Helpful, Especially During Spring Allergies


By Dr. Sarah Larson, ND, LAc Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica, Urtica urens or Urtica radix) has been used medicinally for centuries and has several therapeutic benefits, including the relief of pain, treatment of urinary tract infection, reduction of enlarged prostate and powerful antihistamine properties (hello, allergy season!). Commonly found in nearly every state in the U.S., you [...]

Nettle – Stinging But Helpful, Especially During Spring Allergies2021-03-01T15:35:24-08:00

Treatment for Car Accident Injury


By Dr Morgan Kinnear, DC In 2019 there were over 110,000 people involved in motor vehicle collisions statewide, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Musculoskeletal pain is one of the most common complaints following a motor vehicle collision. Chiropractors are doctors who assess and treat many of the common musculoskeletal conditions that [...]

Treatment for Car Accident Injury2022-04-16T10:23:00-07:00

What is heartburn/GERD?


Why are proton pump inhibitors not a good solution? What are better ways to address GERD? by Dr. Sarah Larson Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a very common condition affecting 18.1–27.8% of the adult population in North America1. The condition results from the burning that occurs when cells in the esophagus come in contact with [...]

What is heartburn/GERD?2020-03-17T07:41:34-07:00

Acupuncture and Pain Reduction


Is acupuncture good for pain? Patients often ask if acupuncture can address specific conditions. My answer is nearly always yes because Chinese medicine is not limited to only addressing pain or menopausal symptoms or insomnia. Chinese medicine is an elegant system developed through thousands of years of study and observation of nature and the inseparable [...]

Acupuncture and Pain Reduction2020-03-17T07:43:21-07:00
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