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 fertility clinic, but they’re...
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In part one I discussed how to recognize and identify the root cause(s) of feeling overwhelmed, including the 3 things that lead to feeling overwhelmed:
When something happens once it's called a "one off", if it happens twice maybe it's "lucky", but when it happens for a third time in a row it is now a successful pattern!
Something interesting happens at the clinic when one of our patients has a baby – more often than you’d think, we hear about babe’s arrival (yay!) and shortly after, life changes so drastically that we don’t often hear from them again for a little while. And for good reason! We helped them achieve their goal of ‘healthy baby,’ and now life revolves around caring for this beautiful little human. Often, the next time I’ll hear from a new Mum or Dad, is when it comes time to consider introducing solid food – and how to do so properly to prevent reactions and maximize current and future health.
It’s autumn, and with change of season comes a change in the foods we crave. It is not only natural to seek warming foods as we transition to the colder months, it’s also incredibly beneficial for supporting our digestive fire.
The days are getting shorter, the clouds are covering the sun and we bundle up as the weather gets colder. The ability for us to naturally get vitamin D from the sun is extremely difficult. As we enter into these dark winter months how much vitamin D do we need and how do we get it?
When I read recently that Acetaminophen, most commonly used in over the counter analgesics such as tylenol, is one of the leading causes of liver damage, I wondered if I’d misread the post. It turns out that I did not. The FDA in the US is currently reviewing ways to reduce the risk, such as changing label laws, dosages, and packaging, or removing certain products from the shelf altogether. Considering the inherent risks of even the most ubiquitous over-the-counter medicines, it may be time to reiterate the many reasons to try acupuncture. Here are my top 5.
One of the most frustrating things I experience is poor sleep. I'm cranky, can't think properly and just feel horrible. Thankfully for me it is a rare occurrence!