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ICBC Now Covers 12 Acupuncture Treatments after Car Accidents

Feb 11, 2019

Starting April 1st, 2019, ICBC will now start covering 12 preauthorized acupuncture treatments within 12 weeks of a car accident as per the Insurance (Vehicle) Act.

What Your Body Is Trying to Say When You’re Feeling Depressed

Jan 27, 2019

It’s winter time. And in Vancouver, that means not seeing the sun for nearly 6 months straight. It’s also the time where people start talking about SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder, more openly. So I’d like to take advantage of this time of openness to discuss depression in more detail, and the possible signs and symptoms your body may be trying to communicate to you.


Less Really Is More

Jan 22, 2019

I had an enlightening discussion with a fellow naturopathic physician the other day that got me thinking about the phrase less is more. She and I were out for a friendly chat over a glass of wine and (of course) the discussion turned to our practices and patients.

3 Foods Men Should Not Eat When Trying To Conceive

Jan 16, 2019
Today, 1 in 6 couples are having trouble conceiving and studies are showing that male fertility is on a steep decline. The average man is producing less than half the amount of sperm compared to the men in the 1940's. The fact that sperm counts have had such a significant decline in a relatively short period of time points towards more lifestyle and environmental factors rather than genetic.

You Are Not Broken

Jan 10, 2019

As an acupuncturist who works in women’s health, I encounter a question almost daily: ”Am I broken? Is there something WRONG with me?” Sometimes it is spoken. Most of the time though, women suffer with this feeling of inadequacy and suffering silently. 

Laser Treatments Benefit Metabolism and Inflammation by Improving Gut Microbiome According to Studies

Jan 09, 2019

As if us practitioners at Acubalance needed another reason to sing the praises of laser therapy from the rooftops, a recent study shows that it can also hugely benefit the microbiome of the digestive system.