By Patti MacGregor, RMT The postpartum period is a time of many physical and emotional readjustments. After childbirth, a woman’s body undergoes many structural and physiological changes in order to heal from the rigors of labour. Adapting to life with a new baby that demands 24 hour care can be extremely difficult, for a new […]
By Talia Singer, RN, Psychotherapist There’s an old therapy joke that says if you arrive early for an appointment, you’re anxious. If you arrive late for an appointment, you’re anti-social. If you arrive exactly on time for an appointment, you’re obsessive-compulsive. The joke goes with an image of a long couch and a therapist sitting […]
By Jenny Redding D.Ac Do you know what the largest organ in the body is? Here are a couple hints; you wear it as a sweater to your muscles. It has a wide spectrum of colours. It’s dry in the winter and sticky in the summer. Got it?? YESSSSSS your skin!! Good!! From a Traditional […]
By Amira Posner MSW “A basic emotion such as fear can be described as an abstract feeling or a tangible molecule of the hormone adrenaline. Without the feeling there is no hormone; without the hormone there is no feeling. The revolution we call mind-body medicine was based on the simple discovery; wherever thought goes, a […]
By Amira Posner MSW The relationship between stress and infertility is a hot topic in the news today. However, living with infertility no longer needs to mean living with stress and its detrimental effects. Through utilizing mind-body techniques women struggling with infertility can now combat that stress and emerge with skills that will support them through […]
A functioning digestive system is the foundation for health. When the digestive system isn’t working properly, other systems stop working correctly as well. Abdominal pain, excess gas, constipation, diarrhea, anxiety, brain fog, fatigue, malaise, arthritis, and itchy skin could indicate that your digestive system isn’t working correctly. An impaired digestive system has also been linked to multiple conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and autoimmune conditions. To restore health to my patients I prioritize supporting intestinal health and restoring the integrity of the intestinal barrier.
Cranial osteopaths spend four, and up to seven years learning their profession. At one level the osteopathy benefits can help improve posture and energy flow throughout the body. This energy flow can be developed further as cranial osteopaths are also trained to move energy, rebalance it and deliver it to where it is needed. It´s a small step from Cranial Osteopathy to Hands on Healing.
What about short term or acute insomnia? What are the factors? New York Times report that the following are major contributing factors to transient insomnia:
•Traumatic and stressful events; Pain
•Female hormonal fluctuations (menses, pregnancy, menopause)
•Jet Lag, travelling
•Change in light exposure and environment (change in temperature)
•Stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine and medication
It’s interesting to see all these variables that contribute to insomnia in Western medicine because the Traditional Chinese medicine perspective have always approached all disease and health conditions in a holistic and individual basis. This means no cookie cutter treatments!