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 ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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.