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    The importance of treating concussion

    Concussion is a brain injury caused by a blow to the head, or forceful shaking of the body and unfortunately, is more common then we may realize.  It can be the result of a sports injury, motor vehicle accident or any other fall or accident. You do not have to lose consciousness to get a concussion and may even have a concussion without realizing it. Symptoms can include headache, confusion, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, slurred speech, insomnia and fatigue. These symptoms can be mild, moderate, or severe and can occur immediately or as a delayed response. These symptoms can be more prolonged and severe with multiple concussions. The current medical approach…

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    Ladies In The Lumberyard Event!

    Start checking off you holiday list early with Ladies in the lumberyard hosted by Budget Home supply.  We will be there with Shimer Chiropractic and a bunch of other local artisans.  We will be selling CBD products, Chinese Herbal topical pain remedies and gift certificates (for acupuncture and massage).  There will be complimentary chair massage, wine, food and a raffle for prizes.

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    Chinese Medicine, Pain and the Opiate Epidemic

    Last year the department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared a public health emergency to address the “opiate crisis”. According to HHS opiate overdoses accounted for more than 42,000 deaths in 2016, more than any previous year on record. An estimated 40% of opiate overdose deaths involved a prescription opiate. The statistics show that this problem is not limited to drug addicts. Many of these people are Veterans, the elderly, and people with chronic pain from traumatic injury. The FDA is currently taking steps to make it harder for doctors to prescribe these pharmaceuticals. While this seems like a reasonable measure to protect the health and welfare of patients,…

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    Virginia’s Tips For Staying Healthy This Winter

    School has started and the weather is starting to change. Cold and flu season is approaching fast. Now is a really good time to take good care of yourself so that you may stay healthy this winter. Here are a few good Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) tips on staying healthy this season, and what to do if you get sick. Cover your neck, shoulders and head from the wind and cold. In TCM wind is the “carrier of 100 pathogens” and it likes to invade at the area of C7 (where your neck meets your shoulders). Keeping this area covered is a great first line defense in preventing wind invasion…

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    Meet and Greet

    Shimer Chiropractic will also be hosting a meet and greet BBQ on Saturday July 28th from 11am-2pm. There will be food, fun and a raffle for prizes and services! It will be a great time to come talk to us and see how we can help you. The BBQ will be located at the office. 2330 N. Main St. Longmont, CO

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    Outdoors Tip #2

    With camping and hiking season well on its way, now is a good time to update your first aid kit.  Chinese herbal medicine can offer some great additions to the traditional survival pack. Yunnan Baiyao is a traditional hemostatic (stop bleeding) powder in the Chinese herbal pharmacy.  It is used by lightly dusting the cut/wound with the powder and has been shown to shorten bleeding and clotting time.  The product usually comes with a red pill that can be swallowed in case of emergency (internal or serious bleeding).  As well as keeping this powder in my first aid kit I also carry it in each car.  As a mother of…

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    Outdoors Tip #1

    It’s getting hot out. A really delicious way to prevent overheating is to eat watermelon. The green part in between the peel and the fruit is especially effective. It is also a tasty treat for kids at sports events where overheating will be more likely. Coconut water is a great way to rehydrate. It has the same electrolyte balance as our blood plasma, and is nature’s pedialyte and Gatorade (without the artificial colors and extra additives). Fun fact: The Chinese name for watermelon is Xi Gua (xi gua pi-watermelon peel/rind) and is indicated in Chinese Medicine for clearing summer heat and relieving thirst:)

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    About Virginia

    Virginia Eichorn holds a M.S. of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Texas Health and Science University, Austin TX.  This program includes over 3000 hours and 3 ½ years of studying traditional Chinese medicine, including Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, courses in biomedicine and over 1000 hours of clinical internship, which include Chinese herbal prescriptions.  She is also a nationally certified massage therapist with over 1000 hours of training, and has been practicing massage therapy for over 15 years, Acupuncture, and Chinese Herbs for over 4 years. She uses a unique blend of Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and massage therapy skills to treat chronic and acute pain, including headaches.  She has also has…

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    Welcome to a fresh new start

    Hello everyone! First let me welcome you to my new site. This is a fresh new start to focus on healing full time. There will be more to come in the next few weeks. Please see below for contact information and check back here in a week to see the new changes and posts.