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 […]
Sugar cravings anyone? We’ve all had our fair share of cravings for that piece of chocolate or needing a salty treat. Have you ever thought of what that actually means and why your body is telling you to eat something which we may or may not need caloric wise. Well here is why according to […]
Ovarian reserve is something that cannot be reversed. As females we are born with all the eggs we will ever have and gradually lose them through each menstrual cycle. However, the quality of the eggs we do have can be improved. The two big factors that I recommend to my clients are consuming high amounts of antioxidants and acupuncture.
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!
Coffee, coffee, coffee….Cha Cha Cha!! Energizing, exhilarating and stimulating. All properties of an amazing drink in one small sweet or bitter (depending on how you take) cuppa. Yet, is it really that good for you? Can it really energize/re-energize you? YES and NO!
We are all fascinated with the thought of being able to tell the future, we are familiar with the magical mystical powers of the crystal ball or having our palms read. Weather we believe these methods reveal the truth or not, it at the very least peeks our curiosity. The tongue according to Chinese medicine gives us a glimpse of the state of our health in the same way that palmists can read our futures. The tongue, a muscle we use to speak, eat and sing can tell a lot about our circulation, our metabolism, digestive concerns and much much more.
It happens once a year, Acutoronto is opening it’s doors to existing clients, and the community to visit us! Please join us for lunch or after work in celebrating over 9 years of service, as well as welcoming our new team members! Thursday June 5th, 2014 12pm-7pm Visit us at: 2401 Yonge Street, Suite 205 We […]
Acupuncture has been shown to improve brain function, recall and attention. Scientific tests using MRI scans have shown positive results for vascular dementia and other degenerative problems when cerebral circulation was greatly improved with the acupuncture treatments. In clinical practice, we see people perform better in interviews and exams, react appropriately and calmly to stressful situations and vastly improve memory and mood.