How Much Can Physical Fitness Improve Your Quality of Life?

As a multidisciplinary clinic our practitioners have a number of common threads in the recommendations for our patients. The most common one is physical fitness and we all practice what we preach in different ways. We have skiers, hikers, bikers, joggers, spinners, deep water runners, weight lifters, exercise video junkies as well Pilates devotees amongst us. We all acknowledge the …

Acupuncture Effective for Migraine Prophylaxis

Translation = acupuncture helps prevent migraines! According to a study that was published earlier this year in the JAMA internal Medicine (Journal of the American Medical Association) acupuncture is helpful in reducing migraine frequency, number of days with migraine and pain intensity. For anyone who has already tried acupuncture their response to the above would likely be “duh, tell me …

Seared Shrimp with Coconut Curry Vegetables

by Dr. Robert Cumming Seared Shrimp with Coconut Curry Vegetables 2 Cups snow peas (or snap peas) 1 red pepper 1 Tbsp minced ginger 1 lb peeled shrimp or scallops 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper 1 Tbsp butter 1 lime 1 tsp hot curry paste 1/2 cup coconut milk 1/2 cup basil, chopped Jasmine rice Trim snow …

5 Tips For A Happy Spine In 2017

by Dr. Robert Cumming We’ve all heard the latest buzz phrase “sitting is the new smoking” and simply sitting less seems like great advice but is easier said than done. Using the following tips should help increase your overall physical activity and make your spine much happier. All of the preceding assumes you are in a relatively sedentary, office type …

Recipe from a chiropractor…

By Dr. Robert Cumming In addition to practicing chiropractic and acupuncture I have always had a great interest in food, most especially eating it, but more recently in its preparation as well. For this week’s blog entry, I would like to share an easy and fairly healthy recipe: Baba Ghanouj 2 large eggplants ¼ cup of well stirred tahini 3 …

Needles…in your ear?!?

By Dr. Robert Cumming Today I’d like to talk about a form of acupuncture that I frequently use called auriculotherapy or more commonly known as ear acupuncture. It is a form of acupuncture where very fine needles are inserted into the surface of the ear to achieve various physiological responses. It has a number of benefits over traditional body acupuncture …

Graston Technique

~ by Dr. Robert Cumming Good morning, everyone! In my practice I evaluate, diagnose and treat a diverse number of sports injuries that typically involve soft tissue. Soft tissue injuries, like most other injuries, are as numerous and unique as the people that suffer them. Today I would like to talk about Graston technique which is a therapy that combines …