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Discover Sanctuary in Treatment

“Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you.”  -Rumi I’m blessed to be invited to speak with an amazing group of people on Gabriola Island this week.  Waking up to the sounds of birds and sights of natural … Read More

Distal Acupuncture: Why I Treat Your Feet For Your Headache

Distal Acupuncture Occasionally when I treat patients, confusion arises over why I am not placing needles in an area of pain.  For example headaches and other head pain are often treated by needling the hands and feet.  Traditional Chinese Medicine has different systems … Read More

Squamish Dermapen Treatments

I am excited to be adding Dermapen micro-needling treatments to my practice.  This non-invasive  procedure is a wonderful way to naturally keep your skin looking fresh.  Taking care of your exterior can be just as important as the inside; diet, exercise, … Read More

Bone Broth for Your Health

Upon perusing online acupuncture groups, I came across this excellent testimonial on the powers of bone broth.  I have a beautiful batch of bones waiting for me in my freezer which I’ll pull out and show you how you can … Read More

Gua Sha for Pain, Inflammation and Immune Support

What is Gua Sha? Gua sha has been used for centuries throughout Asia. Gua means ‘to rub’ or ‘press stroke. Sha is a term that describes the blood congestion in surface tissue in areas where the patient may experience stiffness … Read More

Proper Use of Zheng Gu Shui

Healing Connective Tissue  Zheng Gu Shui translates to: “Correct Bone Water” or simply, “Bone Mending Water.” It is an analgesic liniment used to support healing of bones, ligaments and tendons.  It is in popular by athletes and martial artists. The … Read More

Mindfulness: A Key to Breaking a Habit

A couple of years ago I sat in on a talk that Dr. Gabor Mate gave in Vancouver.  The topic of the evening was emotional eating and spanned across a few addictive habits.  One person in the crowd asked Dr. … Read More

Acupuncture Support for Addiction

In the time that I’ve been working with addicts I’ve noticed that addiction does not discriminate.  Functioning addicts can carry on seemingly normal lives and manage to maintain a substance addiction.  Someone who drinks heavily each evening and always make … Read More

Staying On Your A Game Translates Into a Relaxed and Confident Approach

  Taking a moment to breath and recalibrate is often overlooked, sometimes not practical or may not seem feasible in certain situations. Techniques or treatment that support your stress level can have a profound effect on your health and performance. I … Read More

Vitamin B Injection Clinic: Host One Today!

What’s All the Excitement About? There’s been a recent trend in vitamin cocktail injections and IV’s.  I often hear patients and friends tell me how great they feel after a dose of vitamins.  The reality is that a lot of … Read More