When patients see me at Acubalance fertility acupuncture clinic, their initial appointment always takes a little extra time. We go over labs results, talk about symptoms, and draw up a treatment plan together. Often I find that their doctors have referred them to a...
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“Self care” has been one of those trendy health terms thrown around more and more frequently. But from what I’ve witnessed, it is being seen more as a superficial excuse or justification, rather than a deep, meaningful, and restorative connection to the mind and body.
I have only recently begun to meditate. I have the Muse app and its brain sensing headband to thank for my new healthy habit of daily meditation.
This is how I used to think: “I don’t know why I still have insomnia. I meditate 10 minutes twice a day!” It is also a sentiment that I’ve heard reflected through my patients time and time again.
People have understood and utilized the power of light for thousands of years. Heliotherapy was employed to treat patients suffering from skin or respiratory disorders as late as the mid 1900’s.
Yesterday, I pulled up in front of my home, but couldn’t get out of the car because I didn’t want to miss the end of an interview with Ariel Levy, author of “The Rules Do Not Apply” on CBC Radio. Her book is a memoir about how her life was changed forever when she went into labour at 19 weeks, alone in a Mongolian hotel room.