• Acupuncture for Seasonal Allergies
    Acupuncture for Seasonal Allergies
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        While Spring and Summer are the seasons of the year that bring us outdoors, many people are unable to enjoy these warmer months due to uncomfortable symptoms from allergic rhinitis commonly known as Hay fever Common symptoms of allergic rhinitis include: sneezing a runny nose a stuffy nose an itchy nose coughing a…

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  • The Importance of Blood
    The Importance of Blood
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    In conventional medicine blood is thought of and diagnosed by its individual components such as red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, nutrients and proteins. Its function is to distribute hormones, carry oxygen and energy and to support the immune system. In Chinese Medicine the concept of “Blood” is much broader. Though it encompasses all…

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  • How often should I get a massage?
    How often should I get a massage?
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    The answer is – it varies! Massage therapy affects everyone differently physically and emotionally. There are many reasons why frequent massage sessions are beneficial. For most, the key reason is because manual therapy allows your muscles to soften which can help with pain and with stress. When massages are cumulative, each session builds upon the…

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  • Labour Induction or Pre- Birth
    Labour Induction or Pre- Birth
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    Labour induction is a treatment I have been doing at least a few times a week for the past 13 years. One of the first things women ask is how does it work and what are we trying to accomplish with the acupuncture pre-birth treatments. I thought it may be easier to blog this as…

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  • Do you experience Hip discomfort?
    Do you experience Hip discomfort?
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    A possible cause could be due to hypertension in the piriformis muscle. The piriformis muscle is located in the hip region. The origin is at the sacrum and the insertion is at the greater trochanter on the head of the femur. The piriformis muscle is functionally involved in external rotation, abduction, and partial extension of…

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  • Sperm Matters
    Sperm Matters
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    It takes two to make a baby and the quality of the sperm matters in fertility. Current tests for sperm are very basic. They cannot test for the quality of the sperm or the DNA present inside. Below are simple yet effective ways to improve the quality of your sperm. Good quality men’s vitamin containing:…

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  • Supplementation for Fertility
    Supplementation for Fertility
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    When looking to become pregnant one of the most important factors to look at is egg quality.  Numerous tests have been done in labs for the past 10-20 years which have narrowed down which supplements have the biggest impact on egg quality and quantity in regards to ovarian reserve and IVF follicle numbers. It is…

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  • Going through IVF- Preparing
    Going through IVF- Preparing
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    I’ve been doing fertility acupuncture for around 15 years and have walked hundreds of women through the ups and downs of the process. It is very much like being on a roller coaster. Especially emotionally. This series of blog posts are on the conversations I have with women when they start down this path. I would…

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  • Starting a Meditation Practice
    Starting a Meditation Practice
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    The modern world has given us many material comforts, but one of the often unnoticed side effects is the constant stress we feel on a daily basis. Whether it’s the negative news we hear, being rushed for time, work or family pressures we all seem to be going at a very fast pace. One of…

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  • Patience and Control in fertility
    Patience and Control in fertility
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      This may seem like a strange topic, but in reality this is the conversation I have the most often with my patients. Especially fertility patients, where everyday that does not bring to fruition their goal of a healthy baby can cause anxiety, fear and even panic. Couple that with our societies emphasis on going…

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