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Archive for August, 2015

Acupuncture Tip of the Month: Acupuncture’s Approach to Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common physical ailments for people in our society today. It affects 8 out 10 Canadians daily and is actually the number one reason people seek out an Acupuncturist. Acupuncture is effective in treating pain because it triggers the nervous system to release endorphins that are painkillers, opioids that help us relax & induce sleep and it strengthens our own immune system cells. All of these combined functions are boosted with treatment and stimulate our body’s natural ability to heal itself. When we are relaxed, our muscles can relax and overcoming pain is less difficult. Repeated long hours at a desk or repetitive movement or lack of that is causing back pain does…

Heads up on Helmets!

Helmets aren’t just for extreme sports. Many fun seasonal activities, such as bike riding, rollerblading, skiing or skating, require the use of a helmet. They are designed to protect your head and can reduce the risk of an injury by 30 per cent. There are such a wide variety of activities requiring helmets that it’s important to pick the right one for the job. There are two basic types of helmets: single-impact and multiple-impact. Here are a few tips that will help you select a helmet that is appropriate for the activity that you’re doing. Picking the right helmet Ski and snowboarding helmets are designed to protect your head against ONE impact accident. After it’s been in a crash, it…

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