Scar Tissue and French Pastries have more in common than you probably think!

a french pastry is akin to skin, fascia, and organs!

During their life, women can have scars from a pregnancy: from a C-section or from interventions on there gyno system (cyst/fibroids surgeries, hysterectomy, or a mastectomy). Most of them will worry about the positive outcome of the surgery, and if it is the case, never worry about it again. The scars become a vague souvenir of a bigger battle they went through.
 One such patient–let’s call her Linda–came to the clinic for help resolving her chronic back pain that was causing nerve pain down her legs, as well as digestive…

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How can Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine help during Menopause?

menopausal woman

There are few things guaranteed in life, but for women, menopause is one of them. Menopause is defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period and it marks the end of the menstrual cycle. It can result from a natural decline of reproductive hormones, hysterectomy, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and primary ovarian insufficiency. Today, the average age that menopause occurs is 51 years old, and that is fairly consistent across all cultures. The symptoms of menopause, depending on the severity, may affect a woman’s quality of life and…

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Your built-in Pharmacy might be helping your Immunity more than you realize!

some connective tissue between the neck and the chest

When was the last time you were sick? When you realized it, do you remember what your first thought was? Did you think “oh no!! Not now! I don’t have time for this!” or “Not again!–are you kidding me!?” Did you run to the pharmacy to get the strongest thing that could get you better as fast as possible in an effort to free yourself from the curse? Consider this: what if being sick wasn’t a punishment? What if instead we looked at it and wondered “what did I do…

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Building your Psychological Immunity

building psychological immunity and strength

Our bodies have built-in systems to fight against threats to our health. This is one of those things that most of us are taught in school and refer to in casual conversation (especially during cold and flu season!). But how often do we talk about our psychological immunity? We all have an innate ability to withstand assaults on our mental health – whether this comes in the form of stress, a difficult relationship, an over-committed schedule, a toxic workplace, the death of a loved one, etc. But just like our…

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