Migraines are often felt as a painful throbbing or pounding headache that can be on one or both sides of the head and can last for hours. They can be preceded by visual and mood changes. Some people also experience nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound. For lasting relief, it’s important to get to the root cause of your migraines instead of just treating your symptoms.
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…
Chinese medicine considers diabetes to be a “Thirsting and Wasting” disease that is caused by deficiencies in the kidney/adrenal, pancreas, and lung organ/glandular systems. The key symptoms include thirst, weight loss or gain, fatigue, and sugar in the urine. Chinese medicine practitioners recommend a combination of Western and Chinese medicine to treat diabetes. The Chinese medicine practitioner focuses on strengthening the body and managing long-term symptoms with acupuncture and herbs. Acupuncture is also used to control blood sugar levels.
Elevated FSH, low ovarian reserve, poor egg quality, all of these terms raise anxiety and fears about fertility, with increased levels of testing and a better understanding of our own fertility, doctors are diagnosing and suggesting women of any age can and are experiencing the above conditions. So the question is, can egg quality and ovarian reserve be improved? The answer may lie in a supplement called CoQ10 also known as Ubiquinone or Ubiquinol (a form more readily absorbed by the body).
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.
Your beautiful bundle of joy has arrived! Your attention and priorities have shifted to care for this new little one, but what often can go neglected between the sleep deprivations and caring for your baby is your own health and recovery after delivery. The toll that pregnancy and delivery takes on your body is incredible and it requires good nutrition, rest and time to recover from it.
To replenish all the nutrition and nutrients used during pregnancy takes about a year and this period is called post-partum. I’ve chosen to discuss a few common concerns that can arise during this period that Chinese medicine and acupuncture can help resolve.
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.
New Year’s resolutions can include eating better, losing weight, and feeling less tired or depressed, the common theme is that we often want to take charge of our health, feel better and take better care of ourselves. Great resolutions to strive for, we should always make our health a priority these are some tips to help keep our goals on track for 2014.
As Ontario moves forward in legal self-regulation of the profession of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine so does the awareness of the profession. Professionals are being streamlined into a common standard, but by no means does it mean that all acupuncture is the same. The difference lies, in the theory behind the combination of acupuncture points used, as well as the type of needles used, along with the style of needle stimulation practiced. Here are the most common forms of acupuncture and their differences between one another
So, you’re 40 weeks pregnant, close to or at your due date. The anticipation of your new arrival is hitting its climax, you’ve prepared as much as you can and now it’s just a waiting game. At this point your doctor or midwife is monitoring you and your baby on a weekly basis and will probably start the discussion of a possible induction (augmentation) of labour within 7-10 days from your due date. This elicits a little a of bit anxiety for a lot of new mom’s. So the question arises, what can be done to help you deliver naturally? The answer is acupuncture!