It’s said laughter is the best medicine, but is there any truth to happiness being healing? Laughing is ingrained in us from birth. Infants begin smiling during the first weeks of life and laugh out loud within months of being born. Laughter becomes an important part of our daily lives from then on. So why […]
By: Jasmine Sufi One in every 3 couples are now facing infertility concerns, often seeking some form of treatment to help them conceive.It is not an easy path to take and those that really want a family with children often embark on a series of interventions that can be physically, mentally and financially difficult.The Ontario […]
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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!
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.
Acutoronto at the Green Living Show!!! Join Jennifer MacDonald, Naturopathic Doctor and Jenny Redding our Community Acupuncturist on April 25-27 at the Direct Energy Centre. Recharge your batteries with onsite acupuncture and healthy living tips to detox, energize and relax for a better you.
If you’ve ever been riding in a car while reading a book and felt dizzy, tired and even nauseous you know what motion sickness is like. It doesn’t have to be in a car but on a boat or even during an activity like skiing where you may have felt this sudden sense anxiousness and vomiting.
The good news is that current research supports the efficacy of not only acupuncture but acupressure on an acupuncture point called PC6 (2 finger breadths above the center of your wrist) to greatly diminishes the symptoms of visually-induced motion sickeness.
In this study published in the Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, researchers used in-line phase contrast CT imaging with synchrotron radiation on both non-acupuncture points and acupuncture points. The CT scans revealed clear distinctions between the non-acupuncture point and acupuncture point anatomical structures. Acupuncture points have a higher density of micro-vessels and contain […]
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.