September is Arthritis Awareness Month

“Arthritis” is a collection of conditions affecting the joints and tissues. The most common type of arthritis is Osteoarthritis (OA), a progressive and degenerative joint disease. In Osteoarthritis, the cartilage that protects the ends of bones and provides a cushion to the joints wears away leading to pain, swelling, and stiffness.   What exactly CAUSES osteoarthritis arthritis? Throughout our lives we put our body through a lot of stress and strain during our everyday activities at home, work, exercise and...

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Thank You Stefan!

  Stefan Chia Ling Chang has been a valuable part of our team since 2016, offering generous and compassionate care to all his patients. He will be moving his Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic to Clinica Holistica starting January 2018. Patients can also contact him directly at stephanacupuncture@gmail.com. We wish Stefan all the best in his new clinic, and good wishes for 2018!

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Massage Improves Muscle Tone

  In Massage Therapy Canada, they describe how researchers are exploring massage as a method of building muscle. This may sound unusual for those who receive massage when they are in good health, but it is becoming more clear that massage can be especially helpful for anyone who is recovering, or is experiencing muscle loss and atrophy due to injury, age, or illness. Accident related injury, aging, and illness can definitely limit one's ability to move comfortably and get daily...

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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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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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Examining the Foot: Hallux Valgus

Hallux valgus, or a bunion, is a bump one gets on the side of the base of the big toe when the big toe deviates inward. Yes, that is the classic explanation but what is really happening to the big toe? Besides the three bones that make up the big toe (metatarsals, proximal and distal phalanges) there are also four muscles and two small bones (sesamoids) that support the big toe. When these bones and muscles shift from their anatomical...

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Family Friday – Children’s Appointments

Starting October 1st, 2017,  Dr. Anne Stacey is allocating Fridays from 3:00-5:00 pm for what we are calling "Family Fridays."  These child-only appointments will be available for both prebooked and drop-in appointments within a kid friendly environment. This appointment block is designed to support families by: offering convenient after-school hours providing treatments after a busy week at daycare or school to "reset" children's nervous systems for the weekend, allowing them to better rest and recharge utilizing both treatment rooms, for...

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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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Chiropractic for Runners

Training for some big runs and races this season? You may want to book in some chiropractic treatments as you train. Running is one of the most effective, affordable, and fun activities available for people worldwide to achieve optimal health and wellness.  For many people, as chiropractor Dr. Van Dyke writes in his article,"[e]verything with running is fabulous, right up until the time you hear a snap, crack, or pop. The downside of all the wonderful benefits is that running...

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