All posts tagged: acupuncture

Migraine: A Journey In Healing

by June Bradley The following article is excerpted from one that appeared on www.vitalitymagazine.com For seven years I was never without drugs. My body was reeling from the side effects of migraine medication. My Tylenol 3 intake increased to seventy a month, including a daily intake of “migraine prevention” drugs. I tried a total of

Managing Holiday Stress

The holiday season can be a very stressful time for many people. Holiday stress fuelled by busy schedules, parties, school and work events, shopping for gifts, and many other obligations can wreak havoc on your routine and sense of balance, leaving you tired, irritable, and overwhelmed.  Add to that the vague sense that you are

The Heart-Mind Connection

by Justin Ngui-Hon-Sang, R.TCMP, R.Ac The following article is excerpted from one that appeared on www.vitalitymagazine.com Modern science tells us that in order to live well, we must have a strong heart. In allopathic medicine this means that the heart has to be robust, it has to pump oxygen-rich blood to the cells, and it

Taking the Irritable out of IBS

Naturopathy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome by Diana Visocchi, ND The following article is excerpted from one that appeared on www.vitalitymagazine.com Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a digestive ailment characterized by abdominal cramping, pain, bloating, diarrhea, and/or constipation. It has been estimated that 15% of our population suffers from IBS, making it one of the conditions

Steroids and Side Effects

Steroids and their unwanted side effects Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory medications that mimic the natural anti-inflammatory hormones in our body. They are used to control an overactive immune reaction in multiple conditions like rashes, allergies, asthma, and autoimmune disorders.  They are potent and highly effective, but have significant unwanted effects, the degree of which is usually

antidepressants

See what Dr. Parmar has to say about Staying on or coming off anti-depressants

Staying on or coming off anti-depressants When is the right time and how to do it safely and effectively. Coming off antidepressants is not easy and often is a time where we have to ask questions to make sure we are prepared. Many people want to know how to safely and effectively stop taking their

Sinus pain relief with Acupuncture

If you have ever suffered from a cold, allergies, sinus congestion or asthma, you will likely have experienced some sinus pain or pressure. With acupuncture and dietary change, patients often report they need fewer medications and feel better sooner. In Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, the root of this condition is often due to invasion of

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is defined as a lateral deviation of the normal vertical line of the spine, which, when measured by Xray, is greater than 10 degrees.  Scoliosis can be a serious condition, however if it is detected early, the chances for stabilization and reduction of the curves are very good.   Conventional medical options include a