Managing Pain with Acupuncture The bulk of my practice is helping couples dealing with infertility, maintaining a healthy pregnancy as well as managing post-partum. The most common question I get is “can acupuncture help with other things?” the answer is yes! I would say that acupuncture is best known for its benefits on decreasing pain. […]
Cupping is a ancient Chinese Medicine technique that has been practised for over 5000 years. It uses cups either glass or plastic to produce a suction effect when placed on the body. Suction is created by means of heat or suction device to cause local congestion creating these characteristic bruises that you see on some of the […]
Imagine having to deal with sinus congestion on a daily basis. Constantly blowing your nose, experiencing post nasal drip resulting in a cough, watery eyes and sinus headaches can be a frustrating condition. Chronic sinusitis is a common condition that is experienced by many, the cause can vary from allergies to the common cold to even pregnancy related sinusitis. The general cause for this constant runny nose is inflammation of the nasal passages; acupuncture can act as a natural decongestant, helping decrease nasal inflammation along with allowing better drainage of the sinus canals.
Have you ever thought about how we smile or cry, plan or move our bodies? Researchers have been plagued with these very questions for centuries, how does the brain allow us to do what we do? The brain remains a complex enigma with ongoing research slowly but surely dissecting the complex mechanisms of its inner functioning. Concussions are a common occurrence in children and adults, an estimated 1.6-3.8 million concussions in North America occur yearly. I feel it is a common health concern that we need to know more about, and more importantly learn what we can do to allow it to heal optimally. As well understanding the role Traditional Chinese Medicine can play in the healing of the brain.
I was watching the 5pm news when I came across a news bit mentioning a new study indicating that aspirin may be used as an anti-cancer drug. This peeked my interest and made sense to me according to Chinese Medicine. Here’s what I found and how I think it relates back to Traditional Chinese Medicine.