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Pumpkin: Not Just a Projectile

Oct 01, 2018

This time of year, there seems to be an endless stream of things you can do with pumpkin: Beer, pie, wine, soup, lattes. What is it about this vegetable that inspires so much creativity?

Integrating Eastern and Western Medicine for the Treatment Hair Loss

Sep 25, 2018

Hair loss can be frustrating and embarrassing, and since there are so many factors that contribute to healthy hair production, finding the root cause of hair loss can be even more frustrating. But there’s a lot we can do to dig for the reason why this hair loss is happening, and what we can do to prevent more loss and even regrow hair.

Investigating

Sleep, Exercise and Hormones.

Sep 25, 2018

Sleep More

Sleep is SO important for your hormone function and bodily processes. When you get a proper amount of sleep (between 6 and 8 hours per night), your body is able to produce sufficient hormones (including DHEA) and neurochemicals. 

PCOS Awareness Month: My Top Four Supplements

Sep 24, 2018

PCOS represents one of the most common reasons a couple may have trouble conceiving. What better time than PCOS Awareness Month to revisit the best supplements for this very common syndrome.

Complications In Pregnancy and Acupuncture, Can Complete Placenta Previa Be Treated Naturally?

Sep 24, 2018
I have had the opportunity to treat a handful of patients over the years who have been diagnosed with placenta previa. This is a condition in pregnancy where the placenta forms too low in the uterus. This is a dangerous condition as the placenta covers the opening to the cervix and can detach early in labor. If the placenta doesn't move away from the cervix these pregnancies will end with a cesarean (C- Section).

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!

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