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Anxiety-Gut connection: why one affects the other

Have you ever felt nauseous, desperately trying to push down the contents of last nights dinner before giving the bad news to your boss? Or the churning inside your stomach when something you have been preparing for a long time falls apart? You were probably experiencing anxiety. Anxiety, though classified as a mental disorder, is […]

Acupuncture for Mental Health

This past year has perhaps been the most chaotic period of our generation. Despite our best efforts, the virus has proven itself to be very, very resilient. Unfortunately, this has proven to be fatal to us bi-pedal vertebrates. In addition to the obvious physical and social toll, COVID has demanded a prolific mental health toll. […]

To sing a lullaby with Acupuncture

Fighting the morning call How often have you spent your night intimidated by the sound of your bedroom clock? It’s ticking sounds the footsteps of the approaching daylight. Desperately hoping that the whisper of sleep will drown out the ticking herald of the alarm bell? For some people, sleep disturbance is a singular experience on […]

Pain And Inflammation in the Body

Western medicine doesn’t recognize the concepts of qi and meridians. However, scientific evidence suggests alternate explanations for why acupuncture might provide pain relief. “There’s a lot of research that says when we put an acupuncture needle into the body, a number of physiological mechanisms occurs,” says Brian Berman, MD, professor of family and community medicine and director […]

Dos And Don’ts for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is also known as the spring festival, as it marks the end of the coldest days, and brings a fresh start. Firecrackers are supposed to scare off bad luck, which is done at midnight on New Year’s Eve – although I remember when I was studying post-grad acupuncture in Guangzhou, they were […]

Detoxing with Pamela Nelson

After the festive season it’s a great idea to reboot your body with a detox which is a health reset focused on healing and regenerating your digestive tract. Detoxing is not just about your diet, it must also address physical, emotional, spiritual and mental issues to achieve overall good health. Eating only whole, clean foods […]

Acupuncture and Inflammation

Inflammation is commonly a response to some form of injury or trauma. The idea behind inflammation is to flood the injury site with white blood cells, natural killer cells, etc to help clear the site from foreign debris or pathogens, in order to promote healing. But with all these extra cells in a location where […]

Facial Acupuncture

Yes it’s Christmas time again, that perfect time to treat yourself or a loved one to a personal experience towards their health and inner happiness. Cosmetic Acupuncture also known as Facial Rejuvenation, this form of Acupuncture was only for the Emperors Concubine and High Ranking Officials of the Court during the Sui and Tang Dynasties […]

How Acupuncture may help Posture, Pain and Movement

How acupuncture may help with posture, pain and movement? Muscles should be limber or flaccid when not active and should only tense up when activated. If this doesn’t happen then you can consider it as some form of muscular dysfunction. When different areas start to tighten up it can cause dysfunctional movement of the areas […]

Reiki and a Healthy Menstrual Cycle

Reiki is a natural, nurturing form of hands-on energy healing that brings balance to the body, mind and soul. Originating from Japan, Reiki (pronounced rey – kee) has shown great results for supporting women’s holistic health and wellness. A 2011 study showed that Reiki application reduced the intensity of pain, the value of anxiety, the […]

Improve longevity of the planet

This may be a topic that has crossed your mind in recent times. With so much in news and media regarding climate change, pollution in our environment and increasing exposure to toxins, the thought of longevity for our planet should be more of an action plan than a thought. So, what can we do in […]

Performance and longevity. It’s a marathon not a sprint!

Now I can be fairly confident in saying that those of you who train, would like to keep on doing so. And of those of you who train / exercise, again it can be fair of me to say that you’d most probably like to do so without pain and keep performing at your best, […]

Gluteus medius – the butt of all problems.

The gluteal muscles are the power house of the human body. The muscle group is comprised of the gluteus maximus, medius and minimus, controlling many of the major movements of the hip. Each muscle has a vital function: Hip Extension: Vital for gait (walking) Pelvic stability Controlled movement of the hip Power for propulsion Stability […]

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