A Reflection on New Year’s Eve

"2018 Already?" This is the exclamation that we have been hearing from many of our patients over the last month as New Year's 2018 nears. Despite being "just another Sunday," New Year's Eve can bring in waves of reflection, gratitude, disbelief, regret, or for some, feelings of nothing having changed at all! Many of us have mixed emotions about entering the New Year, which can sometimes feel overwhelming. As author Tsh Oxenreider writes in her blog on "The Art of...

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Mayo Clinic Endorses Holistic Care in New Book

The Mayo Clinic’s doctors have compiled the self care book that addresses the health of the whole person to include mind, body, and spirit. Many of the strategies provided can be done in your own home on your own time, potentially keeping you from spending additional time in the doctor’s office. The book focuses on empowerment, collaboration, and the mind-body connection that is so essential in healing. It celebrates the return to holistic complementary practices such as meditation, massage, chiropractic, mindfulness techniques...

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Winter Baby Wearing

 Babywearing is great for both parent and child. If you  are new to babywearing, I'd suggest having a look at my Top 5 Babywearing Takeaways post from earlier this year. Now that it is November, I'm seeing parents have concerns about how to comfortably babywear with the cold or rainy weather that has set in.  Some solutions that I have come across are: Use fitted sheet clips to secure your coat around your baby. Some maternity coats that you used...

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My Fitness Pal App

We wanted to share some apps and digital health “helpers.”  For many, mobile Apps are an easy, affordable way to keep both physical and mental health practices top of mind. Today we’ll be looking at one food tracker/calorie counter app called “My Fitness Pal.”   First of all, what is it? The app promotes itself as a no-nonsense approach to weight management.  They write: "[L]ose weight the healthy way... We believe — and medical studies prove — that the best...

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Massage Contributes to Building Muscle

Sharon Jackson, RMT, frequently works with patients who are recovering from injury, illness, and the elderly. Aside from the more common known benefits of improved mood, lowered cortisol levels, better circulation, and reduction in muscle tension, it is now becoming clinically proven that it can support muscle growth. According to an article by Massage Therapy Canada,  aging, injury, or illness are major factors that limit one's ability to exercise. Resting is key for recovery, but often results in muscle atrophy....

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Buddhify App

We wanted to share some apps and digital health “helpers.”  For many, mobile Apps are an easy, affordable way to keep both physical and mental health practices top of mind. Today we’ll be looking at one mindfulness app called “Buddhify.” Buddhify totes itself as the most convenient, best value and most beautiful meditation app available today. the goal is to improve sleep, and to reduce stress by integrating mindfulness activities into your day. It is thought that increased mindfulness can improve...

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Looking at Thai Massage and Joint Mobilization for Low-Back Pain

Sharon Jackson, the RMT at Eastpoint Natural Health, offers massage and joint mobilization when working with patients.  These techniques are beneficial to resolve low back pain. She also is trained in a variety of other methodologies including deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, myofascial release, and myofascial trigger point release. Read more about Sharon here.  This article is shared to the courtesy of Massage Therapy Canada. Thai massage and joint mobilization are equally effective as short-term treatment for reducing pain and disability...

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Our September Newsletter is now Available

Topics for the September 2017 newsletter include: Babywearing Workshops by Dr. Anne Stacey - read more Practitioner Away Dates - read more Addition of RMT Sharon Jackson to clinic - read more Expansion of Acupuncture Services to now include Traditional Chinese Medicine Useful Health App feature: Mindshift Read Newsletter.  

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Dr. Anne Stacey offers Babywearing Workshops at Circus Play Cafe

Dr. Anne Stacey is partnering with Circus Play Cafe to offer a series of babywearing classes starting from September 11 - October 2,2017. There are so many reasons to 'Wear your Baby':  Its natural for a baby to be close to its mother and so baby wearing promotes bonding between baby and its mother or father. Baby Wearing is great for baby's physical and mental development as it allows baby to be in tune with the rhythm of their parents...

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