- Acupuncture Therapeutics1224 East Green St. #100
Pasadena, California 91106
Mon 8.30am-3pm Tue 8.30am-7pm Thu 8.30am-7pm Fri 8.30am-2pm Sat 9am-2pmsubject to change
I have been impressed with Katarina’s professional approach. She thoroughly explained the procedure and the expected time frame for relief from my pain.
Professional approch. was last modified: July 12th, 2019 by katarina
Dr. Ryan is amazing! My doctor recommended I try acupuncture after I suffered a compression fracture in my back. I called a couple of places, but only Dr. Ryan took the time to walk me through how it works and really explain it to me. I was nervous at first.... Read more »
Katarina really knows her stuff! I’ve only been in for a few acupuncture treatments and I am having increased mobility in limbs! I have to admit, that I was not sure about the results of acupuncture therapy because this was my first time trying it. But it has helped me... Read more »
So far, Katarina Ryan, Lac is doing wonders to my problem areas. I am so happy that I found her. She is warm and a good listener. She accommodates one’s request to be comfortable during the procedure. This is very important for me, as well. Due to my post operative... Read more »
Thorough and very good bedside manners. Will recommend. And parking is awesome. Lots of it and free.
Very good bedside manners! was last modified: January 26th, 2019 by katarina
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Statistics show that almost eight out of 10 people experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and an occasional anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen. However, once the damage is done, the recurrence of back pain can be as high as 50 percent. Part of this is because as we age, things like muscles and tendons become less flexible and pliable. This can also be attributed to the fact that many people suffer from low-grade dehydration because they don’t drink enough water and they don’t ingest enough healthy fats that keep the muscles and tendons loose. It is also very well known that in the United States, people are too sedentary, and this leads to excess weight gain that can create added pressure on the body, especially the low back. continue reading
Most people have heard of the field of acupuncture by now, but did you realize the scope of the practice encompasses Chinese medicine, which includes so much more than needles? Let’s explore this ancient therapy.
First of all, the practice of Chinese medicine starts with a diagnosis. The practitioner asks many questions to build a history; this includes the answers to digestion, appetite, diet, sleep patterns, bowel movement urination, pain, lifestyle, and stress level, for example. The acupuncturist will also be noting the voice pitch, hair luster, skin color and tone, as well as posture and mood of the patient and any significant odor. After that, there is a pulse and tongue analysis to determine where the pattern and root are, primarily. Finally, blood pressure is measured and other applicable tests done, including palpation of the body. After this history, a diagnosis and treatment plan is determined. What might be included in this plan? continue reading