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Benefits of Pilates for Cerebral Palsy

What is Cerebral Palsy? Last month on October 6th, Cerebral Palsy Day was observed around the world to raise awareness and support for the millions of individuals and families that have been affected by the neurological disorder. Cerebral Palsy (CP) affects a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. It is caused by damage [...]

Can Eastern Medicine cure Breast Cancer?

Do you have history of dental issues? Do you suffer with constipation? Did you reach puberty at an earlier or later stage than others? These are just some of the precursors to developing breast cancer. Find out why cancer cells form in our body and what treatment strategies we use in Eastern medicine to prevent [...]

6 Practical Ways to Help Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s

What is Alzheimer's? Alzheimer's Disease is the most common form of dementia. Dementia is an overall term used to describe any decline in brain function that can affect areas such as memory, language, focus, judgment, visual perception, and can interfere with daily functions. In the early stage of Alzheimer’s, individuals can live independently, but with [...]

Can you recognize symptoms of heat stroke?

Summer is here and it’s hot, hot, HOT! Our cold Canadian winter is finally gone and it’s left us wanting as much sun and heat as we can get! We’re not complaining, but let’s be sun smart and recognize the signs and symptoms of when we’re getting too much. Heatstroke Heatstroke is when your body [...]

How to Stop Suffering from Seasonal Allergies:

An ancient and proven solution for you   As the saying goes, "Prepare the umbrella before it rains!" For this month, we introduce you to a time-sensitive form of TCM treatment called Celestial moxa. Celestial moxa (also known as San Fu Tie or Allergy & Asthma Patch) is a method that treats disease through a [...]

My Acupuncturist Tells Me I Am “Damp”!

What is dampness? If you have ever come across an acupuncturist or TCM practitioner, you may  have heard the word ‘dampness’ used to explain the pathogenesis of your condition. The central concepts of Eastern medicine is that the body is never in a perfect state of balance but rather in dynamic internal equilibrium striving to regain [...]

Why do we crave certain flavours?

A healthier you is a happier you and a healthy body always begins with a healthy diet. With the media bringing awareness of health concerns that arise from poor diet, we try our best to abstain from processed, fatty, and greasy foods, or foods with harmful chemicals or additives and opt instead for smoothies and salads as this [...]

Feeling Unmotivated? 5 Steps to Beating the Winter Blues

By Melody Yeung, Registered Psychotherapist With the warmer weather and the approaching Spring, there is a sense of renewed energy in the air. But for some of us, even the change in the natural environment doesn’t seem enough to get us going. Here are some easy steps to help you get motivated even in the [...]