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Autoimmune disorders and acupuncture, part one

It affects more women than men. Some professionals act on it but the problem persists. On an individual scale this refers to autoimmune disorders. Autoimmune disorders happen when one’s immune system hurts the ones it’s closest to (much more than the poke of an acupuncture needle). It’s often undiagnosed. And sometimes test results are inconclusive. […]

How acupuncture checks your second brain

In Japanese-style acupuncture (Chinese Medicine comes in all shapes and styles here in Victoria B.C.) understanding what’s behind any health concern requires feeling your abdomen, also known as your second brain. This is the enteric nervous system (ENS) in medical terminology. And because form follows function, how your gut brain responds to stress can relate to […]

Post-traumatic stress disorder in our community

The clinical term is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). And it’s a part of so many of us. I offer acupuncture temporarily at Lifemark Esquimalt. Working there I meet people that serve in the Canadian Forces. The stories their bodies share come to mind when I read this recent commentary by Romeo Dallaire on a recent tragedy, “The brain is as […]

Hey Victoria BC, we need a better way of letting go.

Sincerely, us now and in the future. We’re on to the next phase of resolving our regional sewage problem. On a smaller scale, new research is clearing up how waste management happens in our bodies. The glimphatic system is a recent discovery that explains what happens with all the glucose our brains use. This system […]

Acupuncture: Move Beyond Your Mystery Diagnosis

If you or someone you know have been left with unanswered questions by x-rays or lab results, consider the following… A study published in the June 2011 issue of the British Journal of General Practice found regular acupuncture to be helpful for people with symptoms that are unexplainable by Western medicine. This research was carried […]

Acupuncture helps! Victoria BC Testimonials.

Acupuncture works wonders for most poeple! Here’s what others in Victoria BC have said: Having been misdiagnosed by several medical professionals for multiple bowel issues I made a personal choice to explore other forms of health care and therapy. Katrina was referred by one of the top alternative health care professionals. Within the first few […]

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