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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Looking on the internet, which, by the way, you should never do, I’ve noticed a handful of acupuncture myths that continue to cycle through popular consciousness. Some of them are funny, some are frightening, but the one thing they have in common is being woefully uninformed. I have picked a few of my favourites for your perusal.
Over 1.5 billion people in the world suffer from chronic pain, one of the three most common being headaches and migraines. Because we see it so often, the practitioners at Acubalance has developed quite an impressive toolbox for managing the symptoms, getting to the root cause, and preventing the occurrence of migraines.
I had this brussels sprouts dish in a dimly lit fancy-pants restaurant posing as a speakeasy bar in New York almost 10 years ago and knew that
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching (sorry, not sorry – I love the fall!), it is almost automatic that I find myself frequently taking mental note of the things in my life that I am grateful for. Of course, the big things come to mind easily – love, relationships, career, nature – but then as I continue to make my mental list, I am reminded of lazy Sunday mornings, sipping coffee, reading books, cozy
Don’t you wish people would be more grateful? Don’t you just hate it when they expect everything, but fail to notice who’s behind the scenes making it all happen (especially when that person is you)? Don’t you wish someone would just say thank you? There’s a lot of research out there about gratitude, after all, and its many benefits. But for all it’s health benefits, it’s not “good for you” when someone else is grateful: it’s good for you when you are grateful, yet another example of “better to given than to receive”. And there’s some research to back it up.
I often find myself surfing that fine line between optimism and pessimism with patients. Somewhere on the spectrum of hope, deep investment in outcome, fear, control, letting go, surrender and acceptance. We are told that stress has a negative impact on fertility, yet anyone who has ever been through it themselves, or is close to anyone who has struggled to become a parent, knows that stress is a prominent part of the landscape on this road. It’s unavoidable.
Women will often lose hope when diagnosed with low ovarian reserve. It's often diagnosed with an AMH (Anti Mulerian Hormone) blood test, antral follicle count (AFC) or poor response to an IVF cycle. At this point many women will be encouraged to use donor eggs as they will have over a 60% chance of success.