Bell’s Palsy – One Reason You May Not Want To “Wait And See What Happens.”

May 14, 2019

Bell's palsy seems to benefit from acupuncture. Rather than sitting around to see what happens, take action today and try to speed up results. Call Dr. Lou at (207) 774-6251

Do you find “waiting to see what happens” to be as frustrating as most people do? Tired of waiting around, doing nothing, to see when your Bell’s palsy gets better? Do you want to be proactive? Bell’s palsy is a type of facial paralysis that impacts one side of the face and leaves it looking droopy. It makes it hard to close the eye on the affected side, makes it hard to drink from a cup, and it may dramatically impact one’s appearance. It often looks like the affected person has had a stroke. It is not a stroke though, it is caused by damage to the “facial nerve.” Acupuncture has been reported by many patients to have seemingly sped up the process of healing and improving function. Acupuncture may stimulate the facial and other nerves, as well as muscles, leading to a speedier gain of control over ones facial tone and movements. Despite being fairly rare at 200,000 cases a year in the U.S., Dr. Lou has worked with people with bell’s palsy dozens and dozens of times. The majority of the time, people notice a more rapid improvement than they were otherwise getting. The question is, are...

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Alternative Medicine Chiropractor in Portland, Maine – Dr. Lou

July 17, 2013

Alternative Medicine Chiropractor in Portland, Maine – Dr. Lou   Why would you possibly be searching for alternative medicine in Portland, Maine?  As you probably know, our healthcare system is faltering.  The United States is typically ranked between 35-40th in overall health among developed nations.  Our infant mortality rate is often ranked worse than Cuba.  We are sicker, more medicated and operated on more frequently than ever before.     America has the best medical schools, the best doctors, the best hospitals, the best research facilities, the most money spent on developing new systems, etc.  Despite all of this, we are not #1 in health.  Why is this?  It’s because the idea of what constitutes healthy is faulty.  In the U.S. if you are not sick, you are healthy.     What is the definition of “insanity”?  Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, right?  Our medical system continues to do the same thing over and over again and we continue to become fatter, slower, more medicated and at higher risk of lifestyle related disease than ever before.   Alternative medicine, while great for some types of damage control and more acute care of...

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Allergy Medication Side Effects In Portland, Maine

July 1, 2013

Allergy Medication In Portland, Maine   If you live in or around Portland, Maine, you know this has been a pretty “allergic spring”.  People with allergies have been suffering this season.  Medications like Zyrtec and Claritin have what most consider unwanted side effects.  In addition to calling your doctor immediately if you have any of the following side effects, maybe you want to consider an alternative to the meds.  If you or someone you love is taking allergy medication in Portland, maine, read on….   Zyrtec side effects:   – fast, pounding or uneven heartbeat; – weakness, tremors, or sleep problems – restlessness or hyperactivity – confusion – problems with vision – less urination or no urination at all – dizziness and drowsiness – tired feeling – dry mouth – sore throat, cough; – nausea, constipation – headache (this is not a complete list, for that list, contact your medical doctor) -headaches occur 16% of the time   Claritin Side Effects:   – fast or uneven heart rate – feeling like you might pass out – jaundice (yellow skin or eyes) – seizures – nervousness – feeling tired or drowsy – stomach pain, diarrhea – dry mouth, sore throat,...

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3 1/2 Ways to eat like a Rock Star

June 12, 2013

3 1/2 Ways to eat like a Rock Star In all of my work with well known, successful musicians I have learned a bit about their diets as well as their lifestyles.  In this brief post I want to share with you a few things I’ve noticed about their diets.  While you may think that the lifestyle is all alcohol, cigarettes and lavish meals, here is what I’ve seen to be the reality.   1. Lots of vegetables.  Even rock stars on the road realize that veggies are good for you.  When life is good and you are blessed, you do what can to take care of your body and stay as healthy as possible.   2. Fish. Fish has been on the menu of every pre sound check dinner I’ve ever seen.  Light & healthy.   3. Tea.  Whether it’s to warm the pipes or just for the antioxidant benefit, tea is almost always on the list.   3.5 Supplements.  Most of these guys and gals are taking supplements to stay healthy while on the road.  Immune boosting formulas seem to be high on the list.   You don’t have to be a rock star to eat like...

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Portland, ME Acupuncture – Acupuncture for weight loss in Portland, Maine

July 6, 2012

Acupuncture For Weight Loss in Portland, Maine If you are interested in using acupuncture for weight loss in Portland, Maine, I have some good news and some bad news.  The bad news is that there is no magical acupuncture point for weight loss.  The good news is, Dr. Lou Jacobs is a weight loss expert who has helped hundreds of people lose thousands of pounds. Other good news….Dr. Lou has used acupuncture to control will power, a function of the kidneys in Traditional Chinese Medicine, to help people lose weight. If you find yourself plateaued with weight loss, unable to make progress, frustrated with your results or you don’t know where to start, call (207) 807-1119 for information on weight loss coaching and/or the use of acupuncture for weight loss in Portland, Maine. If you need proof that Dr. Lou can help, follow this LINK for the gold at the end of the...

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Acupuncture in Portland, Maine – TOP 5 CONDITIONS – Acupuncture in Portland, ME

July 5, 2012

Top 5 Conditions Treated With Acupuncture in Portland, Maine There are many conditions treated with acupuncture in Portland, Maine.  At Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture Center in Portland, ME., we have seen 5 conditions this summer that out number all other requests.  And the top five are…… 1.  Allergies.  The combination of Chinese herbal therapies and acupuncture in Portland, Maine have a 90% improvement rate for allergies. 2.  Headaches.  Headaches of all types are treated successfully with acupuncture in Portland, Maine.  Migraines, tension headaches, cluster headaches and others. 3.  Fatigue.  Fatigue has been especially common in women this summer. 4.  Perimenopausal symptoms.  Top 5 list all year ’round. 5.  Low back pain.  Top 5 list all year ’round. Having lived in China for 2 years studying language, cooking and the fundamentals of traditional Chinese medicine, Dr. Lou has spent more time in China than any other American born provider of acupuncture in Portland, Maine.    ...

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Healthy Gardening in Maine – Dr. Lou Jacobs – Gardening in Portland, ME

July 2, 2012

Heathy Gardening in Maine There is something truly beautiful in growing and eating food that you have taken the time and care to help survive and thrive. The connection to the earth becomes strong and rooted. Like many other activities worth doing, gardening can be taxing on the body as well. Injuries can occur while digging in the dirt. Here are five tips to lessen your risk of aquiring one: 1. Wear gloves to avoid cuts and scrapes, and to prevent bacteria and fungus that live in the soil from entering a wound. 2. Use tools with thick, padded handles to protect the smaller joints in your hands. Hold your wrist in a straight position to help prevent wrist and forearm injuries. 3. Use padding, a gardening stool, or bench instead of bearing all your weight on your knees, to lessen the pressure on your knee joints. 4. Use both hands while lifting and alternate hands on more repetitive tasks. 5. Take a break every hour or so, stretch, and switch to an activity that uses different parts of the body. Dr. Lou Jacobs, a chiropractor in Portland, Maine helps dozens of people each year who have suffered injuries while gardening.    Dr. Lou will answer your questions, solve your problems and listen to you.  Call...

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Chiropractic Testimonials – Socially Responsible – Portland, Maine Chiropractor

May 22, 2012

Chiropractic Testimonials -Socially Responsible- Portland, Maine Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture Center is where the socially responsible people of Portland, Maine go for alternative medicine.  JCA is grateful to have patients that think like they do.  Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture Center has mastered the art of attracting socially responsible people to their office.  This like mindedness creates an environment of positivity, forward thinking, open mindedness and a desire to help others.  The patients at JCA are expected to tell others about their experience, about their drug free healing and about the relaxed, low pressure environment that is conducive to healing.  We know that they will be inclined to spread the message of love and healing to their friends, family and co-workers. We take great pleasure in sharing these videos with you. The people of Southern Maine are joining our community faster than ever. They realize that healthcare is a social and political issue, one that our office is proactive in changing for the better. Our community is large. The chiropractic testimonials on our youtube page are the tip of the iceberg. Our patients do tend to share values with one another. Our patients are generally highly educated or very skilled in their...

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Acupuncture In Yarmouth

May 18, 2012

Acupuncture In Yarmouth There are several items that one might be able to use acupuncture in Yarmouth for. There are several conditions that a chiropractor that has knowledge of acupuncture will be able to assist you with. Most ailments can be improved through the use of acupuncture in Yarmouth. There are some people that might not understand what conditions can be helped through acupuncture in Yarmouth. The first condition that you might suffer from and not need to would be migraines. There are more and more people out there that might find that medications are not able to give them relief from migraines. These are the same people that find improvements when going through acupuncture treatments. There are a number of aches and pains that acupuncture in Yarmouth is able to help you with. There are some out there that use acupuncture in Yarmouth for all sorts of pain that might not be able to be helped with traditional doctors. For those ladies that are pregnant and do not want to use medications while pregnant acupuncture in Yarmouth is a great alternative. There have been a number of researchers out there that are finding more and more items that acupuncture...

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Portland, Maine Chiropractors Serve UMF Graduates | (207) 774-6251

March 22, 2012

Portland, Maine Chiropractors Serve UMF Graduates Call (207) 774-6251 Portland, Maine Chiropractors, Dr. Lou Jacobs and Dr. Max Jacobs serve UMF graduates now living in southern maine.  Both of the doctors, their brother, step mother and their biological mother graduated from UMF.  Their father taught at UMF for nearly 40 years before passing away in July of 2011.  Dr. Lou and Dr. Max feel a strong loyalty to those who have studied at the university that shaped their family. UMF graduates? Need Help? call (207) 774-6251. To read about the doctors in the UMF ALUMNI magazine, click the...

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