By Barbara Poczyniak, R.Ac. Has your doctor suggested surgery for your uterine fibroids? Perhaps your physician is monitoring your situation and recommends surgery in the future? This is the perfect time to try natural healing ideas you can safely implement now. Uterine fibroids occur in 20-30% of women of reproductive age. They are made up of smooth muscle and fibrous tissue. Fibroids are classified according
By Barbara Poczyniak R. Ac During pregnancy the body undergoes significant changes that can cause pain and discomfort for moms-to-be. In this article, I provide an overview of the ways in which Arvigo® Therapy and acupuncture can help women with aches, pains and tightness during pregnancy. From pre-conception to post-partum, these safe and gentle therapies can be used according to what a woman’s body needs at
By Renee Pilgrim R.Ac, R.TCMP Finally! The sun has just reached its peak, the summer solstice has come and the heat is on. What tips does Traditional Chinese Medicine offer us in this most Yang season? Here are the top five. Be Active The oxygen rich blood that pumps through the body fuels and cleans each organ system. The heart’s job is to pump it.
By Renee Pilgrim, R.Ac, R.TCMP Oddly this question has come up three times this week from people lying on my treatment table. Funny that the idea of Acupuncture to some in itself seems crazy. We tend to judge things we don’t understand, things outside our ‘normal’ taken-for-granted experiences. It’s part of our human nature. As it is part of our nature to understand. Over the
By Dr. Hilary Booth, ND Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a safe, effective, non-surgical and non-toxic method of reducing the signs of aging. This treatment promotes a more youthful, glowing appearance by encouraging natural collagen production, increased circulation, and improved skin elasticity. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and skin imperfections to give you a younger look. I’m excited to be offering this service to
By Renee Pilgrim, R.Ac, R. TCMP Michael Phelps is the word on the street in a few communities this week. Of course Canada’s Olympic dreams follow his kicks but it’s the Traditional Chinese Medicine Communities that are really feeling the splash! On Monday I got a call from the Globe and Mail – see the piece here: Any and every time I am offered a
By Renee Pilgrim, R. Ac. R. TCMP There is a point that I have used today in 4/7 treatments thus far. Pericardium 6. It’s versatile and in high demand today. Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture has 365 classical points and PC 6 is one. Translated as Inner pass it exists about 2-3 inches from the palm side of the wrist, toward the elbow, between the tendons.
By Renee Pilgrim, R. Ac, R. TCMP One of the least known and most immediately effective modalities for treating muscles tension and pain is Gus Sha. However it’s a common practice in my treatment room. This week I’ve used Gua Sha to treat 7 different conditions. 3 out of those 7 were a stiff neck and shoulders. When I was in the beginning of my
By Renee Pilgrim, R.Ac, R.TCMP Neon green is all a buzz! You’ve noticed I’m sure. There’s a haze of it along Toronto streets, residential, even the planters on Bay street are lighting up. There is a wisdom in Traditional Chinese Medicine – TCM that asks us to be present with nature. To follow it, do what it does, follow the wisdom that is the regeneration
1) Tell us about your overall approach to treating clients. Meeting people where they are at is the most important overall approach I can take. Patients who come in with immediate acute or chronic pain conditions need to know they can find relief. It’s my job to let them know how quickly we can affect the condition. Pain is difficult on many levels to live