Pregnancy is such an extraordinary experience, but it can come with some quirks. The mom-to-be’s bodygoes through a series of physiological, anatomical, metabolic and psychological changes – the body is constantly adapting. It is not uncommon to experience some discomforts. Acupuncture can help! Acupuncture During Pregnancy Many moms-to-be sing the praise of acupuncture. In fact, scientific research reports acupuncture can help ease many of the common aches and discomforts of pregnancy. Acupuncture can have a beneficial role in complementary pregnancy follow-up and care. What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a form of therapy, healing art, that originated in China thousands of years ago. Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on the premise of Yin and Yang, two opposing and complementary forces in the body. The body’s vital energy is called Qi (pronounced “Chee”) in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Qi flows through meridians (meridians are like channels) through our body. During an acupuncture treatment, hair-thin needles are inserted through th e skin at specific points along the meridian to correct imbalances and restore a good flow of Qi. In more modern theories, acupuncture is found beneficial by activating specific nerves and releasing trigger points. This, in turn, triggers the release of several brain Read more…
The Benefits of Acupuncture During Pregnancy
Sleep Well With Chiropractic
Did you know that as many as 1 in 7 Canadians have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep.
Not Sleeping? Fight Insomnia with these Tips
Up all night? You’re not alone. 40% of adult Canadians are affected by sleep disorders. You’ll be sleeping like a baby again after reading these tips!
Top Tips for Healthy Organs
For the past several weeks, we’ve discussed numerous organ systems and the many ways you can help keep these organ systems healthy. Sadly, we’ve come to the end of this blog series, but before we move on to other topics, I thought I’d provide you with a brief summary of the tips we’ve learned throughout the weeks…
Your Child’s Nervous System and How It Can Affect Their School Year
Did you know that your child’s performance in school is very much dependent on their overall health and well-being? A healthy nervous system can help children focus…
Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care, Is it Okay?
There are a number of reasons why many women will see a chiropractor for the first time during pregnancy. Often the body is changing as the result of weight gain and altered biomechanics that happen during pregnancy.
How do you know? Here are some of the symptoms you may experience if you do: 1) PMS; 2) Migraine Headaches; 3) Mood Swings; 4) Depression; 5) Insomnia Fatigue…
Is Your Neck a Pain?
Your neck enables you to turn, tilt and bend your head, it also houses many vital anatomical structures. These structures are: 7 cervical vertebrae (neck bones); spinal cord and brain stem…
Are You Sleeping On The Right Mattress?
Do you wake up feeling tired, stiff and sore? Is your mattress lumpy, bumpy, mushy or hard? Do you sleep better at hotels than at home? Is your mattress 7 – 10 or more years old? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it might be time to replace your mattress.