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..
Introduction Headaches are one of the most common forms of pain. For some people a headache may be a minor irritation once or twice a year, while others can suffer disabling pain on an almost daily basis. Some complementary health approaches, such as acupuncture, natural health products or herbal supplements and relaxation techniques, are associated with fewer..
Acupuncture is the practice of inserting very thin needles into specific points of the body as a means of producing a desired health effect. Acupuncture can be used for a large variety of health concerns, including for relieving acute and chronic pain. Acupuncture draws from the principles of ancient “Traditional Chinese Medicine” which has been used for thousands of years. The..
Food allergies are a common condition in which the immune system reacts to certain foods as it would normally react to harmful bacteria and viruses. There are two types of food allergies – immediate and delayed. For those with an immediate allergic response to food, it can be life threatening, as with anaphylactic shock. However,..
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..