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Most Effective Treatments for Neck and Shoulder Pain

Most Effective Treatments for Neck and Shoulder Pain

Out of the areas of the body I treat – neck and shoulder pain is the most common complaint. The base of the skull where the occiput meets the trapezius muscle,  the top of the shoulder or in between the shoulder blades these three areas are generally the tightest and...

Healing from Trauma

Healing from Trauma

Why are Love and Compassion Are Critical to Healing Trauma As humans we not only track another person’s movements but also their emotional state and intentions. When we are in sync with each other we mirror each other:  our voices, our stance, our facial expressions...

Healing Trauma in the Body

Healing Trauma in the Body

I did not set out to treat trauma when I started practising Chinese Medicine. The majority of my early cases involved using acupuncture to relieve neck and shoulder pain. But every now and again young female patients would arrive at the clinic complaining of multiple...

Coping with Emotional Wounds

Coping with Emotional Wounds

When it comes to dealing with stress three seems to be the magic number.  If two bad things happen in a row people can handle it but if that number suddenly becomes three, then the body shuts down; we become emotional and have difficulty regulating ourselves. In...

Time For A Reset

Time For A Reset

Time for a Reset If it feels like you’re going through a transition right now you are. With all the yang energy of summer we run on a natural high, but as light and heat of summer gives way to fall’s cooler temperatures and diminishing daylight your body goes through...

Spring Into Health

Spring Into Health

If you’ve been experiencing: Throbbing headaches Migraines starting behind your eyes Increased neck & shoulder pain Severe PMS and menstrual pain Digestion upset – gas & bloating Then you may have liver qi stagnation. The liver and gall bladder are the organs...

Staying In Balance This Holiday Season

Staying In Balance This Holiday Season

Staying in balance this holiday season can be a problem for the healthiest people. Workouts get skipped to attend after work parties. Pounds are gained due to chocolates and party platters left in the staffroom. Alcohol consumption increases with every invite that...

Loneliness Increases Our Odds of Dying by 45%

Loneliness Increases Our Odds of Dying by 45%

I have long recognized the importance of community, connection and fun.  I have only to look at my aging family members for confirmation. Part of the "snowbird pack," they each fly someplace warm to escape their icy cold Ontario winters.  But escaping to these...

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