Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain

“WARNING, this is a long review, but well worth the read… I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition, over 15 years ago. Along with pain, I also suffered from chronic fatigue, insomnia, depression, digestive issues, hypothyroid, myofascial pain, chemical sensitivities, cognitive defects, joint and muscle pain, and unrelenting and debilitating migraine headaches. After my initial consultation, I was scheduled for acupuncture twice weekly, and started feeling relief as soon as my first acupuncture Read more…

Summer Health Tips from an Acupuncturist

Every summer, we field a lot of Questions about natural ways to deal with common summer problems. Here are some of our tips: Bug Bites can be itchy and annoying. To help with itchiness and irritation associated with bug bites, we recommend using White Flower Oil. For toenail fungus, Wan Hua Oil works great! One can acquire a burn injury from fireworks and grilling, among other things. To ease the pain and discomfort, we recommend Read more…

Healthy Eating Starts With The Cookware!

The following information found at Health Canada The Issue Pots, pans and other cookware are made from a variety of materials. These materials can enter the food that we cook in them. Most of the time, this is harmless. However, care should be taken with some materials. Background Most of the cookware in Canada is safe to use for daily meal preparation, as long as you maintain it well and use it as intended. However, Read more…

Stevia FAQ: Questions and Answers About Stevia Sweeteners.

By Denise Mann WebMD Feature What is stevia? Stevia rebaudiana is a shrub native to South America. Its leaves have been used there for centuries to sweeten beverages. It is also an approved food additive in other countries, including Japan, Brazil, and China. In the U.S., stevia products were long sold as dietary supplements — but not as a food additives or ingredients — because of safety concerns. In 2008, the FDA stated that the Read more…

Caution: contents hot. Our view on coffee

At the risk of infuriating millions of Americans (likely because of the fear of the headaches they will experience from withdrawal if they discontinue use), I am writing this to offer one perspective. Then, you should make the decision that is best for you. The downsides to coffee: it is highly acidic, leading to inflammation which can cause many health problems. Also, it is a plant that is apparently very difficult grow, therefore massive quantities Read more…

Summer Health Tips:

Some tips to help you make it through summer more comfortably. Bug Bites can be itchy and annoying.  To help with itchiness and irritation associated with bug bites, we recommend using White Flower Oil. For toenail fungus, Wan Hua Oil works great! One can acquire a burn injury from fireworks and grilling, among other things.  To ease the pain and discomfort, we recommend using Ching Wan Hung- a Chinese liniment you rub directly onto the Read more…