Adrenal Burnout Healed Through Shiatsu The kidneys are considered to be the energy force of the body in Shiatsu and traditional Chinese Medicine. It is also “the furnace” that keeps us warm and distributes heat and energy throughout. Together with the bladder they are an important part in detoxifying the body of waste and impurities….

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Background Anxiety and depression are high in prevalence, especially in the female population, whose incidence is approximately double that of the male population. In addition, these conditions are difficult to treat and have high relapse rates and medication side-effects. There is evidence to suggest that acupuncture may be an effective treatment modality. Objective The aim…

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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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Tumeric – Is an Asian spice usually found in mixed curry powder and some Indian dishes. It contains a powerful, natural and non-toxic compound called curcumin. Recent studies have found that turmeric’s natural anti-inflammatory benefits are equal to hydrocortisone and Motrin, but without their undesired side effects.Antonym- Sugar. It can hardly be called a “spice”,…

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Myofascial release is a relatively new concept in the world of massage therapy in Vancouver.  Only in the last couple decades have we begun to understand and work with the fascial system of the body.  Fascia is the body’s tensegrity system.  It holds, wraps and connects everything from bone to nerves to muscles.  Understanding fascia…

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Top 10 Detox Foods

10 Top Detox Foods A detox is typically characterized as a respite from your favourite foods, but it can also be a time to discover new foods and ways of enjoying them. Check out this list of detox-friendly foods and whether you’re detoxing or not, try adding a few of them to your diet today….

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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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5 Tips For Coughs

Coughing? Here are some simple remedies from a naturopath. It is that time of year when people start coming in with a cough. There are some simple things you can do at home to ease your symptoms. The first thing to remember is that your body needs to cough, especially if you are bringing up…

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