Hi – How was your Summer? To be honest, as much as I love the Summer in British Columbia under these “extraordinary” times we are in, I am happy that the Fall is HERE! Why you might ask? Using the natural rhythms of our beautiful seasons here,  attunes me the the natural world and to…

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By Angel Hands Trauma Team What is trauma? Some people associate trauma straight to war veterans and firefighters. However, the word trauma refers to situations that are emotionally painful, and that can overwhelm a person’s ability to cope, leaving them feeling powerless. Any situation that leaves someone feeling overpowered and alone can be traumatic. A…

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Vulnerability A Key To Empowerment – By Mihael Mamychshvili, RST   In the last 20 years as a therapist, I have found that often it is a client’s fear of being vulnerable which hinders their healing process. A person’s inner beauty and individual uniqueness can be seen when vulnerability is shared between two humans. There…

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Acupressure significantly reduced heart rate among subjects who suffered a stroke, whereas placebo acupressure did not, according to recent research. The study, “Cardiovascular benefits of acupressure (Jin Shin) following stroke,” involved 13 subjects who experienced a stroke at least 19 months earlier. Inclusion criteria were a unilateral stroke resulting in persistent deficits, as well as…

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What is Cupping Therapy?

By Mihael Mamychshvili, Registered Shiatsu Therapist     Cupping originated many thousands of years ago primarily for the treatment of disease and pain. This has not changed right up to today but, with modern science and understanding, it has confirmed its rightful place in both beauty therapy and well-being medicine. Cupping therapy was originally used…

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By Virginia Lundy, RCC   This article is dedicated to all those who are being affected by the devastation in the Interior of BC.  I hope this article will give you some helpful ideas around how to approach someone who has experienced tragic loss as well as what to expect to be feeling.   Losing…

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It is allergy season again! Every spring millions of Canadians suffer from symptoms like runny nose, itchy and swollen eyes, sneezing, coughing and fatigue, when local plants begin to bloom after a long winter. This year in the Lower Mainland, we had one of our darkest, coldest and wettest winters in recorded history, and as…

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On the peak of the Cold War in the end 80’s, there was an incredible level of competition between the(communist) “East” German and the “West” German Olympic team. The “East” team was winning allmaj or Olympic competitions, which drove (of course) the “West” German officials into insanity. When the WALL  came down on November 9,…

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