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We specialize in these conditions and treat many more:
Infertility | Back, Neck & Joint Pain | Facial Rejuvenation | Pediatrics | Allergies | Sports Injuries | Digestive & Stomach Disorders
Menopause | Teen Acne
| Orthopedic Pain-Related Conditions | Lyme Disease | Cardiovascular Diseases

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Partial list of other conditions treated:

Acne and Skin Disorder

Acute and Chronic Pain

Allergies and Sinusitis

Arthritis and Joint Pain

Anxiety and Insomnia

Asthma and Bronchitis

Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain

Bell's Palsy

Bursitis and Tendonitis

Cardiovascular Diseases

Chronic Fatigue

Common Cold and Cough

Digestive Disorders & Dietary Principles According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Facial Rejuvenation

Gastrointestinal Disorder

Headaches

High Blood Pressure and Pre-Hypertension

Hip, Groin, Sacral Pain and Strain

Infertility

Liver Disease and Hepatitis

Lyme Disease

Menopause

Menstrual Disorder - Teens and Adults

Pediatric Conditions

P.M.S. - Teens and Adults

Neurological Disorders

Sciatica, Hip, and Leg Pain

Shingles

Stroke and Paralysis

Sports Injuries

Substance Abuse

Smoking

Teen Acne

Weight Loss

Orthopedic Pain-Related Conditions

Hip, Groin, Sacral Pain and Strain by Deirdra Claiborne

Without the proper functioning of the hip, groin and sacrum, exercises (walking, running and other physical activities) are impaired. I happen to be a very physically active person who loves Pilates, yoga, biking, hiking, and light weight training. I recently found myself with acute groin, sacrum and hip pain after taking a Pilates class. I had difficulty walking and my right leg would become immobilized due to spasm.

I believe that I had a pre-existing hip and groin weakness, possibly from an old injury, but it had never bothered me. It is important to warm up with flexibility exercises prior to vigorous activities. Especially as we age, the body is less forgiving. The day that my hip and groin became strained, I had not warmed up and the weather was cold. I wanted to continue my activities as soon as possible, so I received acupuncture and herbs immediately to heal my condition. I stopped Pilates until the pain was gone. I always recommend healing a condition first before continuing with the exercise that is aggravating the strain. I was told and read that especially groin strains can take quite a bit of time to heal.

I received acupuncture treatments from my partner, Dr. Samuel Wang, 2-3 times per week. The needles were placed in the lumbar and sacral region, because usually this type of strain involves the lower back such as Lumbar 5 and Sacral 1. He connected the needles to an electrode acupuncture machine and added infrared. He also needled the groin region. I took Chinese herbs that had an anti-inflammatory component and put hot herbal packs on the groin and lower back region at night . During the day, I wore Chinese herbal patches that we sell in our clinic. I also received some deep tissue massage to the area of discomfort. I did light yoga and stretching. The symptoms that I had were difficulty walking up stairs, getting into cars, a stiff gait, and any movement that I had to flex my leg or rotate medially or laterally. The pain level was not that high when the leg was stationary, but when I tried to move it, I had some significant discomfort.

I am happy to say that I was healed after two weeks of treatment for the groin and sacral pain, I have resumed my regular exercise without any discomfort. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs expedited the healing process.

 
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Acne and Skin Disorder
Acute and Chronic Pain
Allergies and Sinusitis
Arthritis and Joint Pain
Anxiety and Insomnia
Asthma and Bronchitis
Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain
Bells Palsy
Bursitis and Tendonitis
Cardiovascular Diseases
Chronic Fatigue
Common Cold and Cough
Digestive Disorders
Dietary Principles
Facial Rejuvenation
Gastrointestinal Disorder
Headaches

High Blood Pressure and Pre-Hypertension
Hip Pain

Infertility
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Liver Disease and Hepatitis
Lyme Disease
Menopause
Menstrual Disorder - Teens and Adults
Pediatric Conditions
P.M.S. - Teens and Adults
Neurological Disorders
Sciatica, Hip, and Leg Pain
Shingles
Stroke and Paralysis
Sports Injuries
Substance Abuse
Smoking
Teen Acne

Weight Loss

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