Acupuncture Improves Gut Health

By Doug Burr, MS, L.Ac, Catalyst Acupuncturist Traditional Chinese medicine has long understood the importance of good digestion. One famous medical doctor from the 16th century, Yu Jia Yan, wrote: If the Stomach is strong, life will be healthy; if the Stomach is weak, life will be unhealthy. There’s a direct link between our digestive […]

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Nutrition Guidelines for Weight Loss

Every new year, we examine our lifestyles and try to implement positive changes, which, oftentimes include resolutions about getting healthy and losing weight. To help steer us in the right direction, our Catalyst Nutritionist, Pedro Sun, has kindly put together some dietary recommendations geared specifically toward shedding extra pounds. What I always love about Pedro’s advice is […]

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A 3D approach to Knee Health – at any level

I can’t help but get excited and appreciate the World Cup.  Yes, I am a bandwagon soccer fan, but what’s not to appreciate; the fan fare, the passion, and the sheer athleticism and endurance of these athletes is astounding.  As a physical therapist and overall movement nerd, I also can’t help but be impressed with […]

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Top 3 Mistakes Jumping Back into Summer

It’s a common occurrence, April and May roll around and we find ourselves in the same situation as last year; it’s hot, we want to be at the beach without a cover up, we want to run that race without dying, and we want to wear a cute tank top while doing it. But wait, […]

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Oncology Massage

With more than 1 out of every 4 Californians receiving a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime it’s important to clear up some misconceptions about massage therapy and cancer. Back in the day, it was thought that massage could actually spread cancer by increasing circulation and was therefore contraindicated. How sad!  The truth of the matter […]

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The start for me at Catalyst PT

The story of how and why I moved all the way across the country. So a little less than 3 months ago, I moved out here to sunny San Diego from what was at that point the frozen wasteland of northern New York. I moved out to California to work at Catalyst PT and Wellness […]

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