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Syndrome clusters: it’s a phenomenon we see here at the clinic all the time. No one seems to have a good explanation, but somehow we all experience it: a specific condition will show up on our schedules in clusters. I’m seeing this in my own practice recently, as a matter of fact. In the past few weeks, half a dozen people have called the clinic looking for help with anxiety. This is not the first time I’ve seen this, especially since the treatment of anxiety, panic and depression with acupuncture is so effective. Either way, I’m getting the message: it’s time for an explanation of my approach to this, how the treatment works for anxiety, and why you should give it a try.
Our Grandparents are filled with information, and we traditionally seek knowledge from them when we were looking for life's answers. Today we first search google for tidbits of information and rarely use our grandparent's experience. Unfortunately google often overwhelms us with information in contrast to our Grandparents as they would provide us with a few pieces of clear useful actions.
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.
Fall is just around the corner, and in classic Vancouver fashion, it starts with rain! Days are getting shorter, and mornings are getting darker. During this time, our hormones (serotonin and melatonin) adjust to changes in daylight, and this can commonly cause low mood and low energy levels.
This year, we’ve started offering an allergy therapy at Acubalance, called Low Dose Allergy (or LDA) therapy, that shows great promise in the treatment of allergies (both food and environmental) and for the management of autoimmune disorders and other inflammatory conditions.
Each person’s genetics are unique. Unlike previously thought, your genes are dynamics and influenced by your environment. At Acubalance, we are now offering genetic testing to streamline treatments and take individualized medicine to the next level. With a simple saliva test, we learn about your genetic blueprint and the modifiable factors that may help you achieve your goals faster.
Introduction to genetics.
Most studies and data we have look at how age negatively affects a woman’s fertility. Unfortunately, there are few good studies showing how a man’s fertility changes as he ages? We are now seeing fewer men having children in their 20's while men having children in their 30's and 40's has increased. Basically, men are waiting longer to have children.