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05 Feb
2015

How to Dress for Your Acupuncture Visit

Traditional theory behind acupuncture believes that there is a distribution network for the fundamental substances of Qi (pronounced chee, meaning energy), Blood throughout the body. (These fundamental substances are different from the common western understandings of these terms, and their concepts are important for maintaining health). This distribution network is called meridians (like channels) that look like a giant web or..

22 May
2014

Self Breast Exam

Step 1: Begin by looking at your breasts in the mirror with your shoulders straight and your arms on your hips. Here’s what you should look for: Breasts that are their usual size, shape, and color Breasts that are evenly shaped without visible distortion or swelling If you see any of the following changes, bring..

03 Jan
2014

Endocrine Disruptors (Hormone Alteration): Dirty Dozen List

Dirty Dozen List of Endocrine Disruptors 12 Hormone-Altering Chemicals and How to Avoid Them (by Keep A Breast and the Environmental Working Group) There is no end to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies: increasing production of certain hormones; decreasing production of others; imitating hormones; turning one hormone into another; interfering..

29 Apr
2013

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Prevention Are you concerned about your bones? Osteoporosis is a disease of reduced bone mass that can lead to fractures. Approximately 1 in 4 women and 1 in 8 men over the age of 50 has osteoporosis in Canada. Osteoporosis often progresses unnoticed. Warning signs include: Posture deformity “hunch” Loss of height “shrinking” Reduced ability..