By Renee Pilgrim R.Ac, R.TCMP You might not think about desire, physical connections and intimacy as important to your health. Did you know that having a sexual impulse is actually a sign of overall health? Sex is fundamental for procreation as well as being linked to our mental health and the health of our organ systems. As a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, I utilize the
By Barbara Poczyniak, R.Ac. “Time heals all wounds” – except for when they leave a scar. An injury can leave behind an unwelcome scar, and a lasting mark left on the body that can affect a person both physically and emotionally. Thankfully there are natural ways to minimize scarring and even help reverse the appearance of older scars. Why do scars form? Scars result from
By Dr. Shawna Darou, ND As a women’s health and hormone practitioner, I see patients every day who suffer from painful menstruation and often to the degree that it seriously interferes with their quality of life. The good news is that there are many steps you can take to eliminate menstrual cramps, or at least get off of prescription pain medications. Extremely painful menstruation may
By Renee Pilgrim R.Ac, R.TCMP The crisp air is here. Autumn’s nature to cool, dry, gather and let go begins to shape our lives and time. In Traditional Chinese Medicine this is Metal time and Lungs & Large intestine are the organs of the season. In this article, I will cover what you can expect from the Metal season and how to restore balance this
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 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.