Dry Needling

Dry Needling

  When you hear the term “dry needling,” you may think it’s a kind of acupuncture. But the two therapies are, in fact, nothing alike, says Michael Coords, MD. They both use needles and can help reduce pain, but even the needles are entirely different from one another....
Healing Begins From Within

Healing Begins From Within

Integrative Approach to pain management. Once thought to be on the fringe and/or ineffective, current medical research confirms that an integrative approach to pain management using the techniques below can be effective. Using multiple modalities for treating pain and...
Get in the Right Hands

Get in the Right Hands

Consumer surveys suggest that more people than ever are seeking massage for pain management and that they find massage to provide more relief than chiropractic, acupuncture or physical therapy.  To ensure that a massage is helpful and not hurtful, here’s some expert...
Figuring Out Fibromyalgia

Figuring Out Fibromyalgia

There is an old saying that “it takes one to know one,” and when it comes to fibromyalgia patients, no one understands them better than Dr. Ginevra Liptan. As medical director for The Frida Center for Fibromyalgia in Portland, Oregon, Liptan is immersed in the fibro...