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EXERCISE AND FERTILITY: How much is too much?

Jan 29, 2020 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
I get this question at least weekly in clinic and since it’s a pretty hot topic and we haven’t blogged about it in quite a few years, I thought I would shed some light and include some more up to date information and studies. The first thing we need to do is separate the facts for men and women. 

2020 Health Check - What should you really be paying attention to in the New Year to benefit your health?

Jan 08, 2020 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
It’s that time of year where everyone is feeling pressured to start a new fad diet, an intense exercise regimen, or overhaul their entire morning routine. Although eating right and exercising are foundational pillars to good health, there are many other important factors to consider when checking where your health stands in the new year and revamping a healthy lifestyle.


Dec 02, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
Endometriosis is a complex disease affecting nearly one in ten women in the world. Since there is no one known cause or cure for endometriosis, I find treatment the most effective when it is viewed from all angles of known causative factors.

Should Men Quit Drinking Before Trying to Conceive?

Oct 20, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
More and more research is being brought to light about the importance of male fertility in fertilization, implantation, healthy embryos, and an overall healthy pregnancy. Up to 40% of infertility is due to male factor, and many of these negatively influencing conditions are easily altered through basic diet and lifestyle factors.

Rethinking Medication and Choosing Acupuncture When it Comes to These Three Common Health Conditions

Sep 23, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
Western medicine has trained us to pop a pill whenever an undesirable symptom arises. We go to advil or Tylenol for a headache, without calculating if we’ve had enough water today, or perhaps we should take a break from computer use. We are trained to think to think of pain or discomfort merely through the symptoms and beeline towards symptomatic relief without proper analysis of the root cause.

Tips for Avoiding Cold and Flu Season

Sep 10, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
It’s barely September and I’ve already had a handful of patients come in with sore throats and runny noses. It’s officially that time of year, so don’t wait until after you’ve caught the bugs to begin boosting your immune system, but increase immunity before and during cold and flu season to give your body the strength it needs to fight of pathogens. 

Fertility and Marijuana - The Latest Research

Aug 27, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
The legalization of cannabis in Canada for recreational purposes this year


Aug 12, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
What is Frozen Shoulder?

Herpes Zoster (Shingles) - A Case Study

Jul 16, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
After her very first treatment, Margaret noticed a reduction in pain. We had her follow our typical twice per week laser protocol and noticed improved results after each treatment. By the 4th treatment, the lesions were dramatically reduced and light touches to her side were more bearable. By her 7th treatment the lesions were nearly non-existent with only a small part of her side still slightly sensitive. Maragaret was then able to go on a... Read more


Jul 04, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
The CDC states that almost 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop shingles (herpes zoster), at some point in their lifetime. There is an estimated 1 million cases of shingles per year in the US alone, and about 10-13% of people will develop a painful condition called Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN). People with PHN develop severe pain along the areas where they had the shingles breakout.