Are Negative Ions Good For You?

March 20th, 2019

Don’t go by the name, there is nothing negative or unhealthy about negative ions. Negative ions are beneficial for the human body while positive ions are harmful. In fact, you will find the highest concentrations of negative ions in natural, clean air. Ions are invisible charged particles in the air – either molecules or atoms,

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Can CBD Help Treat Chronic Pain

March 10th, 2019

Physicians are seeking new approaches to treating pain but many remained concerned of increasing governmental scrutiny of their prescribing practices. The entry of cannabinoid medicines to the pharmacopeia offers a alternative approach to the issue of chronic pain management, although this creates new hope for many, it continues to stoke the flames of controversy among

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Ion Detox Foot Bath, Fact Or Myth?

February 20th, 2019

The color in ion foot baths is not changed from toxins coming out from your feet, analyzing these colors will not necessarily derive any conclusions. So don’t be fooled by the infomercials, all the debri and gross colored water, which could also be from the corrosion of the device itself after some use. The actual

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What Is Therapeutic Ultrasound?

February 10th, 2019

Therapeutic ultrasound is a treatment commonly used in physical therapy. It is used to provide deep heating to soft tissues in the body. These tissues include muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments. Ultrasound in physical therapy is not to be confused with diagnostic ultrasound, which is an ultrasound that is used to see the inside of

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What Is Chinese Cupping?

January 20th, 2019

Cupping is an ancient technique used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve

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Himalayan Salt Lam Benefits, Fact Or Myth?

January 10th, 2019

Himalayan salt lamp are decorative pieces you can by for your home. The lamps are carved out of pink Himalayan salt and are believed to have various health benefits. In fact, some claim they can clean the air in your home, soothe allergies, boost your mood and help you sleep, this would all be due

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Bio Mat Negative Ion Benefits, Fact Or Myth?

December 20th, 2018

Famous Japanese Dr. Tanaka first developed an electronic negative ion producing medical treatment device and is the very technology used in the Biomat. This proved to be a very convenient way of supplying the necessary amount of negative ions for our body without having to depend on those we receive from the air. The absorption

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Be Ready For The Slopes!

December 10th, 2018

Ski season is here! Our motto at VCM is “get in shape for your sport, rather than using your sport to get in shape”. This is a powerful mantra to prevent injuries and get the most enjoyment out of your day on the slopes. Susie is our resident competitive skier and licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

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