Acubalance is pleased to announce the addition of Facial Fridays! Christina Ceconni has opened her schedule to offer 90 minute facial acupuncture and low level light therapy (LLLT) treatments. What better way to end your week or start your weekend than with a truly restorative treatment that is...
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Endometriosis is one of the conditions I truly enjoy treating in my practice. Results can be easily seen (ie painful periods improve) and with the use of traditional Chinese Medicine we can have very effective results and relatively quick relief.
Having the experience of going through a miscarriage can be mentally, physically, and spiritually traumatic. Some women have gone through this process several times without a reason as to why even after multiple tests show everything looks "fine." The way that Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at the body is different than that of Western medicine.
In Chinese medicine, we look at the body as a whole. If you are not healthy, the body shows signs and symptoms of sub-optimal health such as fatigue, headaches, insomnia, acne, constipation and possibly infertility!
There was a great article in the Georgia Straight last week interviewing Dr. Al Yuzpe of Olive Fertility Centre. The article outlined many lifestyle choices that can impact male fertility. Things such as age, smoking, hot tubs and carrying your cell phone in your front pocket.
Acupuncture can be more effective in decreasing menstrual pain than some medications. Next time you are experiencing dysmenorrhea (period pain), you may want to reach for your local acupuncturist instead of medication!
Another study has shown the benefits of vitamin D and the health of our fertility.
In male fertility, this study showed a reduction in both sperm motility and sperm count with abdnormal levels of vitamin D. Not only was sperm affected but testicular abnormalities were also identified.
An elaborate study involving close to 5000 participants and conducted over a 20-year period confirms what we all know to be true: happiness is contagious. That is, if one given person is happy, their friends are more likely to be more happy, and not only that, but even their friends' friends' friends are more likely to feel happier too! The benefits seem to spread to up to three degrees in separation.