All posts tagged: acupuncture

Myths about acupuncture

Some Great Reasons to Give Acupuncture a Try

The following article is from the MindBodyGreen website. Today, we’re witnessing a major shift in how people think about their health and well-being. From fitness and food to mindfulness and self-care, people are finally realizing the true power of prevention and focusing their time and attention on it. When we maintain our body, we can prevent

Pain Management

5 Ways You Can Manage Your Pain

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team Spine, muscle and nervous system pain has many causes including physical trauma, poor posture, repetitive motion, overuse, and wear and tear. The pain may be so severe it keeps you from falling asleep, leaving you fatigued and unable to focus on

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

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 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

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 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 watch