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BEAT FLU SEASON WITH TCM ACUPUNCTURE

The Holidays are over and the New Year is upon us; all the indulgences over the past few weeks mixed with the cold, harsh winter weather has left us vulnerable to pathogen invasion. Most people refer to them as Colds and Flus. The flu, often called “influenza”, can cause a variety of symptoms and can often be the cause of more serious complications. People with the flu often experience sore throat, cough, muscle aches, extreme fatigue, fever, runny nose and watery eyes. Nausea and vomiting are commonly seen in children. Flu-related complications can occur at any age, those with chronic...


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INFLAMMATION: ITS ROLE

Inflammation: Its Role Patients are often confused about inflammation and the role it plays in healing. Read on to learn about the difference between acute and chronic inflammation. The body has a highly-complex immune system that protects us from disease and infection and enables healing. It has two main components: innate immunity, characterized by inflammation, is the body’s first line of defence; and adaptive immunity the body’s second line of defence which also provides protection from re-infection. The inflammatory immune response is the body’s natural response to infection, irritation...


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PEOPLE ARE MY FOCUS

It has been a long while since I last made an entry on this site. We deal with acute and chronic pain at our health clinic. I am not a medical professional, I am part owner and manager. People are my focus and I am constantly humbled by their persistence in the face of great challenges. It is important to me to keep in touch with the people who visit our clinic- to follow their progress and to try to ensure they do not get lost in the process. At our health clinic, we strive to treat each person in a holistic manner and to honour their story. Whether pain is caused by a tumble from a bicycle...


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UNDERSTAND YOUR BACK PAIN ENTRY 2

Back pain is a constant for many people. Sometimes it is helpful to re-visit some simple changes that can improve one’s quality of life. If you have absorbed the simple recommendations made in last week’s Blog entry, you may be ready for a few more. You’ve Never Tried Yoga Most exercises are good for you but yoga has some advantages for your back. Research has shown that yoga can ease back pain faster than conventional exercise. In a University of Washington study 101 patients were assigned to one of the following groups: weekly yoga classes with home practice, weekly physio exercise...


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BACK PAIN – PART ONE

Understand Your Back Pain Back pain sends more patients to doctors than any condition other than the common cold. About 56% of people living with low-back pain find that their symptoms interfere with their daily routines including work, sleep and sex. Low-pain is complex and the root of the pain often lies in the way we use our bodies every day; the seemingly insignificant habits that contribute to the wear and tear of low-back pain. The up-side is that equally simple changes in our everyday habits can reduce the severity of low-back pain symptoms. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be looking...


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