One of the best gifts you can give your mother this Mother’s Day is the gift of acupuncture. Acupuncture can help with an abundance of health problems and get you feeling one hundred percent again. Mom’s make the world work, it’s a known fact. So this holiday season you should give your mother the gift of acupuncture, here are seven reasons why. 1. Acupuncture is great for pregnancy. In the first trimester of pregnancy, many women turn to acupuncture when they are looking for
If you are suffering from insomnia or unable to get a good night’s rest, you are not alone. Around 60 million Canadians experience insomnia and sleep related problems on a daily basis. Prescription sleeping pills are one of the most highly overused medications and can lead to side effects and addiction. Acupuncture is a centuries-old practice that has been proven to help sleep disorders without the risk of addiction or putting chemicals in the body. How acupuncture works Acup
One of the things I have found most valuable when dealing with my own PTSD and panic disorder, is learning to dance with my pain.
I can hear the "WTF's" now...
I had a major softening towards my own struggles when I started to look at healing as a dance.
Sometimes it's a two-step: one step forward, two steps back.
Other times its a rapid, raging, heart-pounding, adrenaline inducing, head banging, mosh pit of emotions.
And still in other moments, it is a slow, gentle sw
Today is Winter Solstice, the darkest day of the year.
Or as it is known in Traditional Chinese Medicine,
The day of upmost yin. (I like to refer to it as the Yin-iest day of the year)
In TCM Yin represents darkness, winter, cool weather, death or transformation, rest, the solid material aspects of our being, and the divine feminine energies.
As uncomfortable as this darkness my feel, there is a loving, nurturing quality to Yin.
It calls us to go within, to recognize,
Keep a routine It is especially easy to lose your normal routine during the holidays due to festivities and the special occasions that tend to happen this time of year. Don’t abandon your healthy habits, keep your usual routine of diet and exercise, which is especially important when holiday foods and drinks come around. Try keeping a calendar to keep better track of your schedule. Prioritize It is easy to take on too much during this time of year. On top of your normal sched
I am often asked by patients what made me decide to study and practice TCM and acupuncture. I tell them their question is all wrong. It's not about WHAT inspired me to leave conventional medicine in search of a better way to help people. It's not one specific event, or book, or lesson that lit my passion for this journey and this form of medicine. It's WHO. It's because of her. My mom. Today marks the 10 year anniversary of her death. As painful as that day was, it doesn't co
Do you ever feel your life's a ride that won’t ever stop? How many nights do you wait for Mr. Sandman to magically appear? How often do you truly take time for yourself? Do you have aches and pains almost daily? Are over-the-counter or prescription medications controlling your life? When was the last time you actually felt at peace? If any of these questions resonate with you, then it might be time to look at Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture for an answer. People
I have been sick for over 5 days now. From sore throat, fever, coughing, head and body aches to a sneezing, runny, raw, red plugged up nose. I've got it all. and nothing seems to be touching it. I have had to call in sick at work more than once this week and today I was so exhausted from it all that I was late for a meeting. It's been so inconvenient!!! But if there is one thing I have learned from living with a chronic autoimmune disease, it's that healing is not convenient.
I put this idea out there, I asked friends, colleagues, and family members. Everyone said that it is probably not the best idea. So I decided to do it. I've always been a bit of a rebel. What is it you ask? Well, it's this. If you have been following my blog, you have probably noticed it's a whole lotta shop talk. Really that's all it has been. Sharing acupuncture studies, treatments, and successes. Sharing lists of tips and tricks to stay healthy is one thing, but I have dec