Acupuncture For Pre and Post Surgery Care in Edmonton

By |2021-07-20T17:46:49+00:00July 20, 2021|Acupuncture, Blog, Edmonton, Pain Management, Wellness|

 

As so many of us have experienced, often the pain that comes after surgery can linger for long periods of time and become unbearable. Medications are then usually encouraged through Western medicine to help with the pain. However, they are taxing on the body and can be addictive. And on top of that, medications can also have some undesirable side effects such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, sedation, and decreased gut motility, which can delay recovery.

A Better Way

Surgeries are significant health events that happen to have both physical and emotional effects, but what if surgery could be LESS painful with Read more …

Simple solutions for anxiety and insomnia. How wellness and Traditional Chinese medicine can help!

By |2021-06-11T14:12:31+00:00November 16, 2020|Acupuncture, Blog, Coronavirus, Massage, Nutrition, Reiki, Sleep, Stress, Wellness|

To say that this year has been an emotional roller coaster ride would be an understatement. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of the way we live our lives, and for many people this has led to an increase in stress-related ailments like anxiety and insomnia. The good news is there are ways to combat these ailments without resorting to pharmaceutical drugs. Traditional Chinese Medicine is a holistic healing system that can be a powerful tool in treating a wide range of health issues including anxiety and insomnia.

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used Read more …

Traditional Chinese Medicine for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia

By |2021-07-02T17:47:33+00:00October 28, 2020|Acupuncture, Blog, Fibromyalgia, Wellness|

While science has made inroads and downright amazing discoveries in recent decades, one area that eludes doctors and scientists alike is fibromyalgia.

The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association states that approximately 8% of adults 80 years of age and younger fit the criteria for fibromyalgia.

This condition is characterized by wide-spread body aches and pains, sleep disorders, constant feelings of fatigue, memory problems, and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies what should be tolerable pain sensations by affecting how your brain processes pain signals.

Currently, there is no cure but there are increasingly new ways Read more …

Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue

By |2021-06-11T13:59:29+00:00January 17, 2017|Acupuncture, Blog, Mental Wellness, Sleep, Wellness|

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized as an excessive tiredness and fatigue. It’s considered a complex disorder because it cannot be explained by a specific medical condition. Physical and mental activity can worsen this condition while rest doesn’t seem to make things better either. So how can one tackle this? Here is a little more information about the cause and effects of CFS and how acupuncture can play a key role in addressing symptoms.

Causes

While there is very little to explain the cause of CFS, there are many theories that point to a combination of factors like viral infections, digestive malabsorption, Read more …

The Signs of Kidney Yang Deficiency

By |2021-06-11T14:13:08+00:00November 24, 2016|Blog, Wellness|

Are you the kind of person that “runs cold”? Do you always have cold extremities, frequently feel uncomfortably cold and suffer from back and joint pain during colder seasons? These all could be signs of kidney yang deficiency. Here’s what you need to know about kidney yang, its role in the body and how to keep it balanced.

What does Kidney Yang Deficiency mean?

The Kidney is the core of your Yang Qi, or Yang life energy. You could compare it to a central command that controls the function of organs and tissues in your body. The flow of your Yang Qi Read more …

Acupuncture for Women with Endometriosis

By |2021-06-11T14:01:32+00:00November 1, 2016|Acupuncture, Blog, Reproductive Health, Wellness, Women's Health|

Endometriosis is a health condition that takes place in a woman’s body when the same endometrial cells that are found in the lining of the uterus are dislodged and begin to grow outside of the uterus and into other areas of the body. This can present difficulties to the bowels and bladder, cause abdominal and lower back pain, and affect the pelvic floor muscles; all of which are linked to a range of difficult symptoms a woman can face throughout her menstrual cycle.

Inflammatory reactions in the body, the development of scar tissue adhesions, and cysts filled with blood are all Read more …

How Acupuncture Can Help You Quit Smoking

By |2021-06-11T14:02:23+00:00October 12, 2016|Acupuncture, Blog, Wellness|

Despite the fact that smoking is known to cause a host of health issues, it’s no easy task to curb the cravings. Did you know that acupuncture is a proven and effective method for quitting smoking? Here is how it can help.

Corresponding areas of the body

Acupuncture points on the ears are the most effective areas on the body when it comes to addressing cravings for cigarettes. The protocol in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is to use this set of acupuncture points to relieve tension build up that can contribute to cigarette cravings. The ear is a whole microsystem reflecting the Read more …

All you Need to Know About Acupuncture and Liver Function

By |2021-07-02T18:03:32+00:00September 22, 2016|Acupuncture, Blog, Wellness|

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the liver is one of the most important organs. It controls the flow of life energy, also known as Qi, a vital substance that affects the physiological functions of the human organs and meridians. The liver’s first priority is to keep your Qi moving smoothly. Below is an outline of the functions of the Liver and how to detect if your liver is functioning optimally.

What can cause the liver to become stagnant?

When the Liver is prevented from doing its job, the energy from the liver (Liver Qi) becomes stagnant, which can cause problems that involve Read more …

Acupuncture for Seasonal Allergies

By |2021-06-11T14:13:20+00:00September 8, 2016|Acupuncture, Blog, Wellness|

Do you suffer from allergies every spring or late summer? Allergies are notoriously difficult to treat, as there are a fair amount of factors that can cause them. First, there are outdoor airborne allergens floating around at different times of the day. Pollen (such as that of ragweed) and grass are some of the main culprits during allergy seasons. Indoor allergens like dust, mold and pet hair can also make a person’s allergies worsen. Finally, did you know that your diet could affect your allergies?

During the peak allergy seasons of spring and late summer, many people suffer from extreme symptoms Read more …

Acupuncture and Cancer Care

By |2021-06-11T14:02:57+00:00July 27, 2016|Acupuncture, Blog, Mental Wellness, Pain Management, Wellness|

In modern Western medicine, a variety of cancer treatments are generally administered to remove cancer masses, shrink tumors and rid the body of cancer cells. However, while these treatments can be effective, it is difficult to detect any free cancer cells that could still exist in the body post-treatment. These leftover cells can strike back at any time – especially if the body is weakKeeping your body strong and balanced with a supplementary treatment like acupuncture can help to eliminate these free cells and reduce the risk of the cancer coming back.

Healing the Body

While cancer treatments can be particularly effective, Read more …

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