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Traditional Chinese Medicine Tips for Wellness

Happy New Year friends! How is everyone doing? As we battle through cold and flu (and Omicron) season, you might be interested in some Traditional Chinese medicine tips to keep you well or to speed up your recovery if you do get sick. This is likely stuff you have heard before--TCM isn't rocket science--but that's part of its genius. Simple, [...]

2022-01-17T18:32:46+00:00January 17th, 2022|

Coffee: to drink or not to drink…

Why We Like Coffee Rich and flavourful.  Hints of dark chocolate and raspberry.  Swirling clouds of cream and a spoonful of maple syrup.  We are a nation (nay, world) obsessed with coffee.  If you search #coffee on Instagram there are millions of posts and counting.  Our fascination with this beverage deserves a post all of its own, but this is [...]

2021-06-14T20:50:01+00:00June 14th, 2021|

Barefoot Health & Safety

Covid-19 Office Policies Client Guidelines: Masks are required to be worn by both practitioner and patient. Please bring one with you if possible and put on before entering the treatment space (reusable or disposable is fine). Please wait outside the office or in your car before your appointment to avoid congestion in the waiting area, coming into the clinic only [...]

2021-06-14T19:27:43+00:00May 29th, 2020|

You Snooze you…. WIN!

It seems that folks these days are pretty sleep deprived.  So many of us spend our nights tossing and turning.  It wouldn’t be such a big deal if we were napping to make up for the lost hours of sleep, but due to busy lifestyles, naps are not a priority for most... But maybe they should be--a brief mid-day slumber [...]

2019-12-13T00:57:04+00:00December 13th, 2019|

Cuckoo for Congee

Have you ever tried rice for breakfast? Compared with lunch and dinner, breakfast is fairly limited in terms of choices.  Oatmeal, smoothies, toast, eggs, granola with yoghurt… these are the Mon-Fri staples for most.  Before studying Chinese medicine, I was an oatmeal kind of gal.  And judging by the intake forms I see in clinic, I am not alone. Oatmeal [...]

2019-11-27T23:49:08+00:00November 7th, 2019|

How Does Acupuncture Work?

"I was hoping you could tell me!" In all honesty, the easiest answer we can offer in biomedical terms is that no one has a definitive explanation.  But many have taken a stab (pun intended) at explaining it. Here is what we do know: Acupuncture promotes blood flow. This is key because blood contains the oxygen, nutrients, immune substances, hormones, [...]

2019-10-25T19:25:20+00:00October 25th, 2019|
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