Cold and flu be gone

Sep 25, 2015 / 5:00 am

The cold and flu season is upon us. In today’s article we will discuss the common cold and some home remedies to help you prevent its onset or overcome it...

Fit or healthy

Sep 11, 2015 / 5:00 am

These days we are inundated with pictures, videos and other marketing materials selling the idea of health as an athletic, physically fit individual with a...

Fight, flight or digest

Aug 28, 2015 / 6:00 am

I have many patients that come into my practice for a wide range of digestive problems caused by poor diet and eating habits. However, I also see many patients...

It's not just for pain

Aug 14, 2015 / 5:00 am

It has been proven that Acupuncture can work wonders for back pain, headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, leg pain, and pretty much any other kind of pain you...

You are what you eat

Jul 31, 2015 / 5:00 am

The food that you eat on a daily basis is broken down by your digestive system into the essential building blocks of life, or in other words "the stuff...

Thoracic outlet syndrome

Jul 17, 2015 / 5:00 am

Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a disorder that involves the compression of a nerve bundle (brachial plexus) and associated blood vessels as they travel...

Heat vs. cold therapy

Jul 3, 2015 / 5:00 am

“Should I ice it?” This is a question I get asked often when it comes to home care remedies for pain and muscle tension. To the surprise of many...


Jun 19, 2015 / 5:00 am

Sciatica refers to lower back pain that develops from compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and...

What is tennis elbow?

Jun 5, 2015 / 5:00 am

Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a painful over-use injury that affects the lateral (outer) elbow and develops gradually over time. The affected soft...

Getting enough fiber?

May 22, 2015 / 5:00 am

Having a diet high in fiber is a recipe for health. High fiber diets have been proven to do amazing things like: lowering blood sugar levels and LDL (bad)...

Your first Acupuncture visit

May 8, 2015 / 5:00 am

Acupuncture & Chinese medicine are such a huge part of my life that at times I just assume most people are familiar with the medicine and therefore have a...

Trigger points of neck pain

Apr 24, 2015 / 5:00 am

In my last article I discussed what myofascial trigger points are, how they form and the type of local and referred pain patterns that they can cause. In...

Pain by trigger point

Apr 10, 2015 / 5:00 am

Tender spots, pressure point, muscle knots. These are common non-medical terms people often use to describe myofascial trigger points. Trigger points can be...

Cooling hot flashes

Mar 27, 2015 / 5:00 am

Menopausal hot flashes and night sweats are issues I frequently treat in my practice. With estimates suggesting that 70 - 85% of menopausal women suffer from...

What is frozen shoulder?

Mar 13, 2015 / 5:00 am

Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis, is a painful and restricting condition of the shoulder. Sufferers often experience dull or diffuse aching pain, loss of...

What is the rotator cuff?

Feb 27, 2015 / 5:00 am

The rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder are some of the most talked about muscles when it comes to tendon tears and impingements. Fifty to seventy percent of...

Heartburn relief with acupuncture

Feb 13, 2015 / 5:00 am

In my last article I discussed what heartburn/acid reflux is from an eastern and western medical perspective and as well as contributing lifestyle habits (poor...

Heartburn help

Jan 26, 2015 / 5:00 am

When I moved my Acupuncture practice from Nelson to Kelowna one of the biggest differences I noticed was the number of patients that I would see in Kelowna who...

The power of Astragalas Root

Jan 12, 2015 / 5:00 am

Astragalus (Huang Qi) has been used as a tonic herbal supplement in Chinese Medicine for centuries. It is a species of herb that belongs to the legume family...

Anxiety treatment

Dec 29, 2014 / 5:00 am

In my last article I discussed how the body has evolved to deal with stress and how long-term stress can tax the body and lead to a state of anxiety and anxiety...