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Archive for May, 2015

: Living A Headache Free Life
Posted on May 19th, 2015

Acupuncture Tip of the Month Believe it or not, yes this is possible! Headaches and migraines are experienced regularly in our society, but it does not have to be this way. In Canada over 3.2 million people suffer from migraines alone costing people time off work, time with their families and weekends with days that shouldn’t be spent in bed. Unfortunately when we experience an ailment that occurs frequently we begin to think of it as normal, especially if others experience the same. But headaches and migraines in Chinese Medicine are often indications of an overworked liver and gallbladder. Stress, staring at computer screens, a diet with rich, fatty foods and alcohol all cause stress on the liver and its…

TIPS FOR A MOVING EXPERIENCE IN THE GARDEN
Posted on May 5th, 2015

Using the right moves can go a long way to enabling you to Plant and Rake Without the Ache. Positioning your body correctly reduces the strain on muscles and joints. So use these tips to enjoy the gardening season from beginning to end. • Alternate your tasks. Switch between heavy chores such as digging and lighter, less physically demanding tasks such as planting. • Do the “scissors” when you rake. Stand with one leg forward and one leg back when you rake. Switch legs and hands every few minutes. • Kneel to plant and weed. Constant bending can put strain on your back, neck and leg muscles and joints, so kneeling is recommended. Use kneepads or a kneeling mat (with…

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