Chronic Pain, Depression and Forgetfulness

Chronic Pain, Depression and Forgetfulness

Chronic pain is uncomfortable and after awhile affects almost every aspect of life. When you’re dealing with continuous pain even simple everyday tasks can zap the energy right out of you. For some people, the pain involved with just getting dressed and into the...
Acupuncture – 3 things that may surprise you!

Acupuncture – 3 things that may surprise you!

It’s not just for pain. When most people think of acupuncture they think of pain relief…but did you know it’s used to treat a wide array of other conditions? It can also help with issues such as digestive problems, tinnitus, premenstrual symptoms and anxiety. It’s...
Surgery Wait times in Victoria

Surgery Wait times in Victoria

I unfortunately see many people who are patiently awaiting knee replacements, hip replacements, shoulder surgery, and other pain alleviating procedures. It greatly upsets me that patients here in Victoria have to wait anywhere from 4-16 months for surgery depending on...
Hot Flashes – Tips to keep you cool!

Hot Flashes – Tips to keep you cool!

Menopause-related hot flashes can make life difficult. It’s hard to know when they will hit but when they do it can be uncomfortable and upsetting. Now that summer is creeping up and the weather is getting warmer, hot flashes can really become a bother. Try to...
Acupuncture: How does it work and what does it treat?

Acupuncture: How does it work and what does it treat?

I get asked this question a lot. Acupuncture helps stimulate the body’s own healing response by increasing blood circulation and reducing pain and inflammation. The body recognizes the needle as ‘foreign’ and this stimulates the body’s immune system...