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URGENT! Support Naturopathic Medicine

Avante Patients,

avante photo36We need your help TODAY!  

The Alaska Dept of Regulations has submitted proposed changes that would limit the scope of practice for naturopathic doctors in the State of Alaska.  This would limit NDs' ability to "prescribe" many dietary supplements that are the basis of many treatment plans.  This is a giant leap backwards and we need to let the Department of Regulations know how we feel.

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Myofascial Trigger Point Demystified

Myofascial Trigger Point Demystified

What the heck are myofascial trigger points, what do they do, how do you get them, and what can you do about them?

avante photo13What it is? 
• Myo – Prefix denoting a relationship to muscle.
• Fascia – A sheet of connective tissue that connects every cell, tissue, and structure in the body. It is in and around every muscle, bone, organ, and nerve. This is the shiny white fiber you see when you pull the skin away from chicken. It supports, stabilizes, and cushions the body. It separates the vessels, organs, bones, and muscles.
• Trigger Point – Hyperirritable spots in the muscle that are associated with nodules in a taut band of muscle fiber.

What do they do?
• Cause Pain
• Restricted or Distorted ROM (range of motion)
• Muscle Weakness
• Stiffness
• Mimic other Diagnosed Pain Syndromes (ex: carpal tunnel, sciatica, bursitis, headache)

How do you get them? (Short List)
• Direct Trauma
• Repetitive Motion
• Lack of Movement
• Inflammation
• Stress
• Other Trigger Points

Please make sure to receive treatments from a Board Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist. They can be found at http://www.myofascialtherapy.org/find-a-therapist/index.html

Avante has three myofascial triggerpoint therapists here to help you feel your best.  Call to schedule an appointment today!

 

Boost Your Immune System with Acupuncture

avante photo12Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can be great tools to help support the immune system this Fall.  Beat that cold off before it even begins.  By tonfiying the Lung and Kidney qi you can boost your energy and immune system before going into the winter.  Also, supporting the body with warming herbs and acupuncture can promote better circulation, energy and quality rest.

Call Avante to schedule your appointment with Tina Jess, LAc today!

For more information on acupuncture and your immune system,  read the article found below:

http://www.pingminghealth.com/article/1971/how-to-boost-your-immune-system-with-traditional-chinese-medicine/

A new way to work out

Burst training!  Ever heard of it?  avante photo4

It’s a series of quick high intensity “all out” exercise followed by a short recovery period.  This style of workout has long been a part of the elite athlete training schedule and has just recently become more popular for “the rest of us” recreational athletes.  It usually entails some sort of anaerobic burst activity for 30-90 seconds with about a minute of rest, repeated 10 or more times.  

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Avante Welcomes Back Christine Sagan, ANP


sagan babyAvante Medical Center is very excited to announce the return of Christine Sagan, ANP who has been on maternity leave after giving birth to her son in June. 

Escher Sagan was born on June 22nd at home. He is healthy, happy and growing fast and has brought joy to many lives. You may see him at Avante when he comes to visit Christine during her breaks.

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Patient Testimonials

  • "I love going to Avante...they take pride in patient care and are always willing to accommodate... simply the best.."CSL
  • "I have been a patient at Avante for 5 yrs now, and I have only positive things to say about the quality of the care that I receive from the entire facility. From the smiles at the front desk to the efficient lab techs and all of the staff in between. My health has turned around thanks to the care from Kiki Green and Grant Gibbs. Competent, caring and constantly striving for the newest information available to share with me. They embody the best in what I want in Holistic and Modern Medical care - JH 
  • "I came to Avante about 8 months ago when I was looking for a doctor after moving to Alaska, my husband and I saw Dr. Jana.  We were pleased with the office and esp. the care we received from Dr. Jana. It feels good to leave a doctors office not loaded down with lists of new medicines but  positive thoughts of lifestyle changes that will produce better health. I started seeing Tina at the first of November and two days after the first acupuncture treatment I was in the least amount of pain in over 25 years.  Believe me I have tried many different medical treatments some with more success than others.  I am so encouraged to look forward to more mobility and greater health! I feel younger and more energetic. Thank you Avante.  I also love the patient portal and have found that the staff always responds to my online questions." - PM
  • "Finally a doctor is listening to me! I am so very very happy with Avante Medical and so thankful to be getting answers and in the right direction for great health! THANK YOU!" - VW
  • "I have been a patient of Avante's for several years now, and I have only wonderful things to say about their business. The place is beautiful and welcoming, the staff are all very helpful and kind, and the providers, all 3 I have seen, currently Kikki Green and Grant Gibbs, have been intelligent, intuitive and efficient. They care about you and your health. The lab is clean and full service and the nutritional supplements are extensive and high quality. The use of the Patient Portal is outstanding!  Give yourself extra time is my only recommendation as they sometimes get backed up on scheduling." - JH 
I came to Avante about 8 months ago when I was looking for a doctor after moving to Alaska, my husband and I saw Dr. Jana.  We were pleased with the office and esp. the care we received from Dr. Jana. It feels good to leave a doctors office not loaded down with lists of new medicines but  positive thoughts of lifestyle changes that will produce better health.
I started seeing Tina at the first of November and two days after the first acupuncture treatment I was in the least amount of pain in over 25 years.  Believe me I have tried many different medical treatments some with more success than others.  I am so encouraged to look forward to more mobility and greater health! I feel younger and more energetic. Thank you Avante.  I also love the patient portal and have found that the staff always responds to my online questions.

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