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Composting: Tips from your Acupuncturist to Stay Healthy in Autumn

Sep 22, 2018

Are you feeling the shift in the air? Here in Vancouver, we had a beautiful hot flash of summer and we are now sinking into the cooler temperatures that come with the autumn season. This morning, I woke up to a beautiful autumn equinox. Leaves are falling to the earth to be broken down into rich humus. In the garden, we have been busily tending to our compost pile.

Pregnant Naturally After Trying To Conceive For Over A Year. Acupuncture Case Study

Sep 18, 2018

I wanted to share a case study of a patient who had been trying to conceive without success. She was young, healthy and proactive in her own health yet couldn't get pregnant. She was only 30 years old and was extremely frustrated. Lets call this patient Tanya.

Plantar Fasciitis: Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Sep 18, 2018

Feet sore from summer running along the seawall, hiking the pristine Northshore mountains or doing the Costco gauntlet? Been told you could be suffering from what is known as "plantar fasciitis"? How are you being treated for your plantar fasciitis? Were you prescribed custom orthotics to support your plantar fascia or you were told about a series of stretches to help release the tight muscle fibers in the arch?

The Hormone Cocktail Party of Natural Childbirth

Sep 17, 2018

When you are at the end of your very first pregnancy, and looking ahead to the reality of childbirth, there are many fears, expectations and wild imaginings, mostly from the stories of other women, (thanks mom…) that accompany it. Will it hurt? Will it take a long time? Can I do it…? The answer is Yes, Maybe, and ABSOLUTELY!

The 3 Things You Need for an Effective Laser Treatment

Sep 14, 2018

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.

Seasonal Eating: The Perfect Autumn Dinner

Sep 12, 2018

Don’t be discouraged by your view out the window these days. It only means that we’ve hit that time of year when we celebrate all that’s cozy. Start that celebration with this amazing recipe! Nothing says cozy like making a meal with your family.

 

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients:

2 ½ pounds of butternut squash cut into one inch cube

Concussions, Acupuncture and Low Level Light Therapy

Sep 10, 2018

What role can LLLT and acupuncture both play in concussion recovery. Acupuncture is often recommended as a non-pharmacological management of chronic post-concussion headaches and symptoms.

Circadian Diet

Sep 10, 2018

Dear Thomas Edison,

What were you thinking?

Sincerely,

The Public Good

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

Sep 07, 2018

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.

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