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The Eastern Approach to Acupuncture

September 20, 2021

As a Naturopathic Doctor I have many treatment "tools in my toolbox".   While all these tools are important to me for many different reasons, the one I use most frequently is acupuncture.  The reason: Acupuncture can have an amazing effect on your health!  I see this everyday in my office, but don't just take my word for it!  Research has shown that acupuncture is effective for conditions such as fibromyalgia, depression, as well as chronic pain.  It really is a simple, and effective therapy that can be used by most people.  Explaining acupuncture, however, can be a ...

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Linda Shih Linda Shih
September 20, 2021 September 20, 2021

The Western Approach to Acupuncture

September 20, 2021

Acupuncture is one tool in my Naturopathic Tool Kit that I use on a very regular basis.  It is such an excellent therapy for many different health concerns, including infertility, pain management, stress, and muscle tension.  It is really one of my go-to treatments in clinic!  When treating a patient with Acupuncture, practitioners typically employ a particular style based on either a Western or Eastern approach, with each having their own strengths and specialty.  The benefit of being a Naturopathic Doctor is that I have training in both these techniques, which gives me the best of ...

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Linda Shih Linda Shih
September 20, 2021 September 20, 2021

Treatment Spotlight: Soft Tissue Manipulation

July 29, 2020

As a Naturopathic Doctor there are many treatment "tools in my toolbox" that I use to help my clients.  These treatments can include botanical medicine, acupuncture, supplements, as well as hydrotherapy.   In addition to these, one therapy that I find especially helpful as a treatment option is Soft Tissue Manipulation.  Let's learn a little more about this valuable, hands-on treatment!

What is Soft Tissue Manipulation?

Soft Tissue Manipulation is a treatment (such as massage) that provides a therapeutic action on the soft tissue in your body.  Examples of soft tissues include muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia.  Soft tissues are important to ...

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Linda Shih Linda Shih
July 29, 2020 July 29, 2020

Stress and Supplementation With Vitamin B

July 29, 2020

We all get stressed, that's for sure.  Most days this stress is manageable.  These days, however, are not like most days!   Unfortunately, stress can be more than we can handle during uncertain times (dare I say COVID-19). While we cannot change all the negative stress in our lives, it's important to know that there are tools available to help us cope.  Eating right, getting plenty of exercise, and meditation and mindfulness activities are excellent ways to deal with stress.  In addition to these, supplementing with vitamins such as Vitamin B can help to support our stress response.  

Our Body And ...

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Linda Shih Linda Shih
July 29, 2020 July 29, 2020
Services - Massage

Regulated Health Care Professionals return to the studio

June 3, 2020

On May 26th, the Chief Medical Officers of Health (CMOH) released changes to Directive #2 for Health Care Providers, which originally required all regulated health professionals to stop or reduce non-essential services. Regulated health care professionals, when all necessary precautions and protocols are in place to protect patients/clients and themselves, gradually and carefully may begin providing all services, including non-essential services. Please note that because Osteopathy is not regulated, Osteopathic services are not permitted to begin at this time. Updated fee schedule changes can also found here.
 
We are taking this week to prepare for a gradual reopening beginning ...

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Lisa Bender Lisa Bender
June 3, 2020 June 3, 2020

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