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
Autumn is in full swing – the days are shorter, air is cooler, and the leaves have mostly fallen from the trees. Cold and flu season is here!
In Chinese medicine, autumn marks the transition from the active yang energy of summer to the beginning of a more subdued yin cycle. It is the season of final harvest, a time to stock up on food and warm clothing, and to slow down and become more introspective in preparation for the colder winter months ahead. To maintain good health, we need to live in harmony with nature by attuning ourselves to the seasonal ...Read more
With the winter months upon us it's safe to say that we are now in the cold and flu season. Supporting your immune system year round by eating well, getting adequate sleep, and watching your stress are excellent ways to keep yourself protected from this year's viral strains. That being said, coming down with a runny nose, cough, and fever are sometimes inevitable, especially in infants and children.
When it comes to the youngest members of our families a fever can be a scary thing, sending us to the medicine cabinet for the nearest bottle of fever ...Read more
Body and auricular (ear) acupuncture are used for treating a variety of clinical disorders. There are numerous acupoints on the external ear, all of which correspond to a specific area or function of the body. Stimulating these points with pressure or needles helps to facilitate the body's own natural healing processes, restoring internal balance and treating the deeper underlying condition.
The five acupoints used in the NADA Acudetox protocol (from top to bottom) are:
Calms the mind and helps facilitate a state of harmony, serenity, and a deeper connection to one's spirit; enhances ability to love self and others. ...