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.
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I hate to say it but I'm afraid that allergy season is on the way. I'm looking forward to some spring weather, however, the same cannot be said of the allergy symptoms that often tag along. While we still have some time yet before the season is in full swing, now is the time to get prepared! So let's talk about seasonal allergies and a treatment called quercetin.
What are Seasonal Allergies?
Seasonal allergies are the result of an exaggerated immune response to allergens (pollen) in our environment. Whether due to grass, tree, plant, or mold, seasonal allergies can present with many ...Read more
Do you need to supplement with vitamin D? Today I want to talk about a very simple blood test that often gets overlooked, but is an important tool when it comes to evaluating our Vitamin D status. This test is known as Serum Vitamin D.
The winter months are a dreary and dark time. We are exposed to fewer hours of daylight during the winter months, and this results in less sun exposure. Vitamin D is converted to it's active form in our blood when our skin is exposed to the sun's rays. This active form of Vitamin D is important ...Read more