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Workshop/Seminar on Neurological Disorders and Acupuncture

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Workshop/Seminar on Neurological Disorders and Acupuncture

On Thursday 21st November, I’ll be hosting a seminar on Neurological Disorders and their Treatment with Acupuncture. Designed for friends and family of patients of stroke, PTSD, Parkinson’s, Spinal Cord Injury and other neuropathies, to provide an insight into how acupuncture can provide an option to their existing treatment protocol. Please click the link and hope to see you there!

 

Eventbrite - Treatment of Neurological Disorders with Acupuncture

 

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Sick and Tired – How Stress Affects Your Health

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Sick and Tired – How Stress Affects Your Health

Do you ever wonder that you might actually be working yourself towards an early grave?

It’s more common than you think. The Japanese government actually tracks statistics of death from overwork or “karoshi”, and a number of studies in North America and Western Europe have demonstrated a significant relationship between high job strain  and cardiovascular disease.

The catch-all phrase for most people these days appears to be “I’m busy”.  You are most likely burning the candle at both ends , waking up ...

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Open House – Sun May 19

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Celebrating our first year in Steveston. Come say hi and eat some cake. :)

Invite high res WITH TEL

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The Science of Acupuncture [VIDEO]

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I just watched this BBC documentary on studying the science of acupuncture. It runs just under an hour, and I highly recommend it if you’re a little skeptical and need a bit of scientific proof to open your mind.

Check out [6:43] & [19:36] for acupuncture anaesthesia during open heart surgery – the recovery time for the patient allowed them to be walking around within 2 days! and the cost was a third of conventional surgery.

Of particular interest is the clinical ...

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A New Years Message

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Thought I’d start 2013 by giving you some laugh therapy. Enjoy!

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How Does Acupuncture Heal Sports Injuries?

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How Does Acupuncture Heal Sports Injuries?

With the 2012 London Olympics in full swing, I thought I’d focus this post on sports therapy and how acupuncture aids a speedy, drug-free recovery.

Not confined to elite performers, many of us at some point have suffered a sports related injury (even watching sports from the couch can have its own hazards!). These injuries can occur from sudden impact, force or even develop over time through a breakdown in posture or technique and include any of the following: tennis elbow, ...

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What, you can treat that? Kick Allergies in the A$$ with Acupuncture

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What, you can treat that? Kick Allergies in the A$$ with Acupuncture

Allergies – Free image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net

For this week’s “What, you can treat that?“, I’d like to uncover the cause and treatment of allergies using Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Whether it is hay fever, food sensitivities or environmental triggers, acupuncture has a dramatic effect relieving those who suffer from allergic reactions like itchiness, congestion, diarrhea or swelling.

To begin, most allergy sufferers seek immediate relief using an over-the-counter anti-histamine, or histamine ‘blocker’ to treat their symptoms but taking them does not ...

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Inspirations: A Life Well Lived – Jack Maloney

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Inspirations: A Life Well Lived – Jack Maloney

I want to tell you about a great man. A man whose big life inspired me and all those around him that knew and loved him, Jackie Maloney.

For years, I’d heard unbelievable stories of my wife’s Great Uncle Jack before I finally met him a few years back at his beloved wife, Nora’s funeral. Not always the best place to begin a relationship, but I remembered watching the strength of him and his family as they struggled to cope with ...

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What does it feel like? Does it hurt?

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What does it feel like? Does it hurt?

When I first tell people I meet that I am an acupuncturist, it is commonly met with the question “Does it hurt?” or a comment referring to their fear of needles, such as “Oh I couldn’t do that, I’m afraid of needles”. I love this question … and I get it.

A  fear of needles usually stems from a traumatizing experience in the nurses office from childhood and I am happy to help clarify how acupuncture needles are (and feel) vastly different.

Acupuncture ...

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My Weekly Win: A Success Story of Perseverance

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My Weekly Win: A Success Story of Perseverance

During my ‘blog a day’ challenge, I’ve chosen Mondays to share some of the amazing success stories I’ve experienced in my journey as an acupuncturist.

Last year I met a man in his early 80’s experiencing chronic knee pain. After a brief assessment from his physician, he was diagnosed with osteoarthritis, prescribed pain killers and sent home. Being told to ‘grin and bear it’ with pain management as a solution was not what he was looking for, so he set out ...

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