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Posted: Jan 15, 2015
By Dr. Peter Abaci Few medical treatments have been around longer than acupuncture, which goes back an estimated 3000 years. It was originally practiced in ancient China with rocks and stones before evolving into its current state that typically involves the placement of... Read More
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Posted: Dec 22, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci There is never a good time for a migraine headache, but migraines can be especially troubling during the hectic holiday season that is upon us. In fact, this time of year can be a real challenge for many when it comes to headache prevention. While good cheer... Read More
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Posted: Dec 15, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci Guided breathing exercises can be one of your best tools for decreasing stress and relieving pain flare-ups. Slow, rhythmic breathing patterns stimulate a relaxation response within a stress out or hyper-aroused nervous system. Learning a few basic breathing... Read More
Posted: Dec 03, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci One of the big challenges of medicine has been to figure out what causes pain to become chronic. How can two people have the same exact injury and yet one person have a full recovery while the other’s pain continues to linger and becomes unrelenting?... Read More
Posted: Nov 05, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci I know how emotionally charged the topic of pain medications can be. This is one subject that usually garners strong opinions from pain patients, their doctors, pharmaceutical companies, the insurance world, and now even the military and our government. But... Read More
Posted: Oct 25, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci Optimizing pain management should always be an essential part of breast cancer treatment. An important place to start is with awareness- awareness of potential pain problems and how best to treat them. One of the most common areas to hurt after treatment for... Read More
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Posted: Oct 07, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer among women, with the majority of cases involving post-menopausal women. About 1 out 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, and it is estimated that about 230,000 women will be diagnosed... Read More
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Posted: Sep 24, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci “Yes, there absolutely is hope.” I have said this many times to new patients that I have seen for the first time, but only because I truly believe it. Patients often show up for the first time expressing frustration and pessimism about their pain... Read More
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Posted: Sep 08, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci The experience of pain usually carries with it a strong emotional component. The more intense the pain or the longer the pain lasts, the more dramatic the emotional changes seem to be. Part of what makes more persistent or chronic pain so difficult to deal... Read More
Posted: Aug 25, 2014
By Dr. Peter Abaci With the recent passing of B.K.S. Iyengar, this might be a great time to take a look at his contributions to how we can improve our health and how yoga can potentially help with pain management. Iynegar is generally credited with bringing yoga to the Western... Read More


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