Our gut health and immune system are tightly related. Somewhere between 70-80% of our immune cells reside just behind our gut lining. The cells of our digestive tract and our microbiome are in constant communication with our immune system; influencing how quickly it gets activated. For this reason, our gut health plays a huge role in the development of inflammation.
Watch this video interview if you have a kid, if you are thinking of having kids, or if you have ever been a kid.
I have been in practice since 2000 and we at Acubalance have helped over 1000 babies come into this word.
Rethinking Medication and Choosing Acupuncture When it Comes to These Three Common Health ConditionsSep 23, 2019
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.
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.