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Eastern and Western Do’s and Don'ts for the First Trimester

Dec 04, 2018 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
The first trimester can be a wonderful, exciting, confusing, and overwhelming time.

6 Tips to Manage Stress and Anxiety

Nov 29, 2018 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
I just got back from a wonderful two week vacation, which is probably the longest amount of time off I’ve had in my life!

This One Fruit Can Slow Breast Cancer

Oct 31, 2018 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
It’s October 31st which means it’s Halloween and also the last day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women, and represents 13% of all cancer deaths.

Caffeine, Stress and PCOS

Oct 24, 2018 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
If you’ve been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), then I’m sure you’re already aware of the importance of dietary changes to stabilize blood sugar for hormone balance. But what are you doing to reduce cortisol levels?

NAC: A Crucial Supplement for PCOS and Endometriosis

Oct 16, 2018 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
What is NAC?

Easy Mindfulness Practices for People Who Hate Meditating

Oct 03, 2018 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
I recommend meditation to nearly all of my patients, but not everyone is thrilled to hear it.

Integrating Eastern and Western Medicine for the Treatment Hair Loss

Sep 25, 2018 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
Hair loss can be frustrating and embarrassing, and since there are so many factors that contribute to healthy hair production, finding the root cause of hair loss can be even more frustrating. But there’s a lot we can do to dig for the reason why this hair loss is happening, and what we can do to prevent more loss and even regrow hair.

The 3 Things You Need for an Effective Laser Treatment

Sep 14, 2018 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
Low level laser therapy (also known as cold laser, LLLT, or photobiomodulation) is slowly becoming more and more of a common treatment option. But like many popularized treatment modalities, with the proliferation of ideas and technology comes a saturated market. However there are three things that make laser therapy effective that are absolutely non negotiable to keep in mind when looking for a laser specialist.

Medical Detective Work: How I Finally Discovered the Cause of my Back Pain

Sep 07, 2018 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
For nearly 4 years I would wake up in excruciating pain every few months. It would come in seemingly random bouts, in either my left or right (and sometimes even both) SI joints. It would affect my ability to walk, sleep, think, and take care of myself. The pain would gradually lessen over the span of a few weeks only to rear its ugly head again in 3-4 months.

Guide to Sugar #6: How to Quit Sugar

Aug 22, 2018 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
At last we come to the last article in the Guide to Sugar series! How to quit sugar.