142016Oct

Love & Loss in the Season of Letting Go

Love & Loss in the Season of Letting Go. He came in with back pain. She came with hip pain. We assessed. Physical injury? There were little things spanned over a lifetime but nothing that stood out. Nothing major, just a slow uncomfortable build and all of a sudden pain. It hurt to get up from…

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212016Feb

On Men & Memories

It’s Wednesday afternoon. I’ve got an hour between appointments, more men than usual in my schedule today, I’ve noticed more men booking generally. It’s a great start to the year. February already. It snuck up on me and its pace isn’t what I expected. Monkey year maybe? A little bit bananas, tropical seams like a…

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212016Feb
TCM & Signs of Spring

TCM & Signs of Spring

As a Registered Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioner, you can bet that I’m trained to look at everything. My intake form is long. The first intake takes time. We’re trained to get to know people. TCM is an ancient medicine based on years of study into the human condition, environmental and emotional impacts…

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52016Jan

Start The New Year By Getting Your “Piano Tuned”

Piano owners are aware that over time, humidity, temperature and use cause piano strings to change tension and go out of tune. The notes they produce are no longer predictably spaced, leaving it difficult to play a decent song. Piano owners call a piano tuner a couple of times each year to keep their instruments…

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152015Oct

5 Ways To Avoid A Cold

I have learned these things from my own experience as well as through my medical training as an Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner. There is no way to guarantee complete avoidance of a cold however these are guaranteed ways we can keep our defence systems on guard for the seasonal cold exchange. May the force…

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152015Oct

Osteopathy: The Power to Exceed Expectations

Osteopathy is a manual healing profession wherein bones, muscles and other body tissues are carefully re-aligned to enable greater patient well-being. It has not yet reached broad public awareness so it’s normal for patients to be unsure of what to expect. If you’ve “gone everywhere and tried everything”, it is understandable to have reserved expectations…

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302015Sep

What is Osteopathy? This highly-regarded, gentle, effective therapy is still a mystery to many people.

The WHAT of osteopathy is sometimes best explained by telling how it began. Osteopathy was invented by a turn-of-the-century physician in rural mid-west U.S.A. He noticed that the bodies of his diseased patients changed shape. Muscles contracted, joints contorted, straight parts bent and curves straightened. Achieving a dismal success rate using other medical techniques available…

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222015May

Dandelions: The perfect herb for spring.

What’s wondrous about Traditional Chinese Medicine is that it travels so well. Recently I’ve been noticing it all over Liberty Village in the form of Pu Gong Ying. Around town we just call them Dandelions. Historically in many cultures they have been used as a medicine to treat conditions such as water retention and constipation….

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