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Vegetarians and B-12-A mea culpa from me

I have been hammering vegetarians for years on how following a vegetarian diet could lead to a b-12 deficiency. I was especially emphatic about this with women because they menstruate and the loss of blood means this is more of an issue. Well, I decided to look into it and research now shows that if the average human takes a 500mcg supplement of B-12 they will absorb approximately 10mcg of that into their body which is 3 times the average intake of B-12. So it turns out that this is not an issue at all and for that I am […]

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What is the Mission of Treasure Coast Community Acupuncture (TCCA)

There is a undercurrent in medicine these days that will profoundly change the way medicine is practiced in this country in the future. That undercurrent takes advantage of the power of the populace of this country which is powerful enough to even oppose large medical corporations which seem to be firmly in control of our medicine these days. The undercurrent I am talking about is transparency in medicine. What I mean by transparency is charging a patient what the procedure really costs by cutting out the middlemen, price gougers and layers of bureaucracy. Large shareholder owned medical corporations do not […]

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

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 for injuries and sore muscles because it helps to relieve pain caused by injured tissue. Coaches have used my “RICE” guideline for decades, but now it appears that both Ice and complete Rest may delay healing, instead of helping. In a recent study, athletes were told to exercise so intensely that they developed severe muscle damage that […]

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Remarkable Recovery from Hip Pain

78 year old woman comes into the clinic with chronic hip pain. She is also hard of hearing. She has been to a Chiropractor for a year and seen an orthopedist who prescribed pain control injections and sent her to physical therapy. So she has pursued the proper therapeutic modalities that one should in this case, but none of them have been effective over the long term. We used a protocol Dr. Frank Ervolino developed that used 2 local needles and 4 distal needles plus some microcurrent. The balance of the treatment was to reduce stress brought on by the […]

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Acupuncture for Shoulder and Neck Pain In Stuart, Florida

Down here in the treasure coast area of Stuart and Port Saint Lucie (this are also includes North Palm Beach County like Hobe Sound and Jupiter), there are a lot reasons why shoulder and neck problems are the biggest reasons for people coming into Treasure Coast Community Acupuncture for treatment. Fr the younger crowd it is because there is a climate that enables year round sports activities so the high school and college populations are more susceptible to injury. The middle age group works hard all week and then tries to switch gears on the weekend causing injuries due to […]

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The Mission of Treasure Coast Community Acupuncture

Treasure Coast Community Acupuncture or TCCA is to provide low-cost medical care to the community of Martin, Saint Lucie and North Palm Beach County. The medical care we give is in the form of acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapies and natural medicine. If we can we will advise you on how to pursue conventional medical care and give referrals. We are here though to help you learn how to handle chronic medical conditions through treatment and education. We handle Arm, neck and shoulder injuries, low back pain, depression, gastro-intestinal disorders, Anxiety, panic attacks, post-partum depression, infertility and many other conditions. Many […]

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