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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Thank you again to everyone who donated to the Acubalance Pad drive. We were able to provide the WISH Dop-in Centre with a hefty supply of pads and tampons. The donation couldn’t have come at a better time, as the centre suffered a sewage back up over the holidays and lost a lot of their donations.
Decisions don't always have to be difficult and most of the decisions we make are easy. From what time we need to wake up in the morning, what we make ourselves for breakfast and the clothes we wear are generally a simple and quick decision. Other choices we are faced with are not so easily overcome. Financial and health decisions can be extremely difficult and feel like a horrible gamble when choosing a road to go down.
One of my favorite things to do as an acupuncturist is to help patients who are very nervous about needles (i.e. pain) overcome their fears and experience that acupuncture can actually be a very comfortable, enjoyable, relaxing experience.
If you’re anything like me, even the word “cleanse” can make you run for the hills. The idea of going through the minutiae of my diet with a fine-toothed comb instantly makes me want cake. The new year inspires a certain extremism; sign up for tough-mudder; join a masters swim team; juice fasting; cross-fit; running group... the list goes on, driving a massive economy of physiotherapy as, one by one, all your friends injure themselves in the first week of January. So when I tell my patients “I think you should consider doing a cleanse”, I’m aware of the slow, rising anxiety and sugar cravings that instantly appear. However, when I say “cleanse”, I don’t mean fasting; I don’t mean swim the Burrard Inlet and stop eating; I mean a gentle, slow, gradual transition to whole foods.
I don’t know about you, but 2016 was a whoozy of a year for me. Of course, there were many beautiful things that happened too, but it stands out that we had a couple of very sad and unexpected losses in the family, and I think like many, I found myself startled by world events.
This soup is thanksgiving in a bowl. It brings me so much joy that I should probably revisit my relationship with food.
January can be a depressing time as the craziness of the holidays comes to an end. The cold and dark rainy days seem to be endless and it's hard to get motivated to move forward. I wanted to talk about a few ways which can help you achieve your goals and get you closer to a healthy pregnancy.
With the holidays here many of us are looking forward to hunkering down and getting some extra relaxation time and time visiting friends and family. Many of us come back to our normal routines in the New Year a few pounds heavier feeling a little sluggish and possibly depressed. Sound Familiar?