Doctor’s Blog on Acupuncture Benefits

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Heartburn and Indigestion

February 26, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Heartburn and Indigestion Heartburn and Indigestion aka Functional Dyspepsia are very common symptoms and often thought as one in the same. Heartburn is where stomach acid creeps up into the esophagus (where it’s not supposed to be). Indigestion is often described as a fullness, bloating, discomfort, even heartburn-like pain, and…

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You’ve been diagnosed with Fibro, now what?

January 14, 2022

You’ve been diagnosed with Fibro, now what? The first step, understand the facts: Fibro aka Fibromyalgia is a real disorder. That’s not to say it’s not a very complicated and difficult to diagnose disorder.  Chances are you’ve been dismissed by practitioners in the past who say “the pain is all in your head” or “seeing…

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A beginner's guide to Bell's Palsy

A Beginner’s Guide to Bell’s Palsy

January 11, 2022

A Beginner’s Guide to Bell’s Palsy How we can help Bell’s Palsy Bell’s palsy is an often unexplained episode of facial weakness or paralysis, typically on one side of your face. It can happen suddenly and progressively get worse. The condition results from damage to the facial nerve which is responsible for raising your eyebrows,…

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Acupuncture for GERD

Acupuncture Treatment for GERD

January 7, 2022

Acupuncture Treatment for GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into your esophagus – the tube connecting your mouth and stomach. The prevalence of those suffering from GERD is increasing and it often becomes a chronic condition. The standard treatment involves long-term care using proton-pump inhibitors. However, 20-30% of patients…

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DIY Sleepytime tea recipe

DIY: Sleepytime Tea Blend For Better Sleep

December 8, 2021

DIY: Sleepytime Tea Blend For Better Sleep Do you find it hard to calm your “monkey mind” before bed? or Is it hard to wind down and actually fall sleep quickly at night? You might benefit from a change in your nighttime routine (read more about Dr. Ellie’s sleep tips in our previous post here)…

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Tips to improve sleep

How to improve sleep to curb weight gain

December 5, 2021

How to improve sleep to curb weight gain Sleep & weight gain…wait, what?! DID YOU KNOW that the more sleep deprived you are, the higher your levels of the stress hormone CORTISOL, which consequently increases your appetite. And if that weren’t enough – a lack of sleep also thwarts your body’s natural ability to process…

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Acupuncture for psoriasis

Holistic Treatment for Psoriasis

December 1, 2021

Holistic Treatment for Psoriasis Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory condition, affecting about 11% of the population. Often people report raised red scaly patches around elbows, knees, or even their scalp. Psoriasis is often associated with psoriatic arthritis, effecting their joints. What are treatment options for psoriasis? Standard therapies include topical steroid creams, anti-inflammatory ointments,…

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2 secrets for migraine prevention

Two Secrets to Migraine Prevention

November 30, 2021

Two Secrets to Migraine Prevention Are you one of those people who feel plagued by chronic and relentless migraines? Do they interfere with your day-to-day activities and affect your ability to work? Are you frustrated that your doctor keeps recommending prescription drugs that don’t work and lead to more side effects than actually helping curb…

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Acupuncture for chronic headaches

Strategies to Approach Chronic Headaches

November 26, 2021

Strategies to Approach Chronic Headaches Chronic headaches interfere with your sleep, work, or even energy? Often described as a “dull, throbbing pain” that just won’t go away. There can be many triggers that contribute to chronic headaches. Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints. According to western medicine, a headache is quite simply…

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Trouble choosing supplements

Trouble Choosing Supplements?

November 11, 2021

Trouble Choosing Supplements? There are so many types and brands of supplements on the market today. Many people are left confused and overwhelmed when they try and get supplements at the store. Which ones do I need? What brands are “good”? How much do I take? That is where a naturopathic doctor steps in! During…

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Secrets to avoid overeating this holiday season

5 Secrets to avoid overeating this Holiday Season

November 1, 2021

5 Secrets to avoid overeating this Holiday Season It is that time of year again!…Holiday Season There are so many temptations from holiday gatherings, dinners, and parties. These events often come with an expectation to over indulge, drink more than we normally do, and be a little more sedentary. This often sets us up for…

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Seasonal Affective Disorder treatments

Tips for Seasonal Affective Disorder

October 27, 2021

Don’t let Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) get you down this winter! How to prepare for those dark gloomy days ahead… Did you know that there are simple ways to stay healthy and happy during the Fall and Winter? Yes there are! Studies have shown that Seasonal Affective Disorder aka “SAD” can be prevented. What is…

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Acupuncture can help insomnia

Acupuncture and Insomnia

October 12, 2021

Can acupuncture help insomnia? Do you suffer from the “monkey mind?” Not able to shut your mind off when it’s time to go to bed? Or fall asleep fine but wake many times during the night, not able to fall back asleep? There is hope for a good night’s sleep, acupuncture can help! Acupuncture has…

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Acupuncture to treat premenstrual syndrome

Using acupuncture to treat premenstrual syndrome

October 7, 2021

Can acupuncture treat premenstrual syndrome (PMS)? Yes! Acupuncture has been found to treat premenstrual syndrome aka PMS. But first…what is PMS? PMS is the presence of physical and behavioral symptoms before start of menses. It is thought that most women of reproductive age experience some form of PMS, either mild to severe. Common symptoms experienced…

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Acupuncture for menstrual pain

Can Acupuncture Help Menstrual Pain?

October 1, 2021

Can acupuncture help menstrual pain? It is estimated that about 50-95% of women in reproductive age suffer from menstrual pain aka dysmenorrhea. Symptoms may involve cramping, lower back or abdominal pain, nausea, headache, dizziness, fatigue, and vomiting. Most women report menstrual up to 72 hours before start of menses and some report pain continuing thru…

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