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July 13, 2020
What is Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is an effective treatment for chronic pain of neuropathic origin. This technique uses needles similar to the needles used in acupuncture to find and diagnose muscle shortening in deep muscles. This technique is great because it has very few side effects. IMS was developed by Dr. Chan Gunn while […]

June 30, 2020
A Review of Natural Supplements for Anxiety

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Dr. Gayle Maguire ND There are several natural supports for mild to moderate mood disorders, though talk to your medical or naturopathic doctor first as they can interact with pharmaceuticals or other supplements, to sometimes life-threatening extent. The natural supplements with the most research are discussed below. B Vitamins B vitamins help in a […]

June 5, 2020
Tips for Your Workspace from a Physiotherapist

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Ellen Rossiter, PT If you are someone who does computer work, then it's likely you tend to spend most of your day sitting, be it at your desk, at meetings, or sitting with clients. This also means that you’re likely spending a lot of time on your computer, on the phone, and in […]

May 6, 2020
Healthy Bones For Life

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Dr. Fiona Lovely, DC Have you been told you are at an increased risk for osteoporosis? Maybe you already have osteopenia or you know it runs in the family? Turns out, there are a great many factors involved in healthy bone tissue and there are many avenues for you to help your bones […]

March 28, 2020
Tips for Supporting Your Immune System

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By Kira Greasley, CHNC In the world of health, an understanding of the association between your gut health and the immune system is being widely studied. The health of the body depends on the health of the Gastrointestinal Tract, which is a long tube made up of layers of muscle lined by cells and […]

March 4, 2020
The Common Link in Soft Tissue Injuries

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Dr. David Westmacott All athletes have one thing in common. Whether they have had one, are currently playing with one, or are at risk of getting one, the dreaded SPORTS INJURY is and always will be a part of sports play. Many question arise with coaches and parents of the athlete: Is the […]

February 18, 2020
Natural Things You Can Do to Calm Your Nervous System

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Dr. Fiona Lovely, Chiropractor Practitioner of Functional Neurology and Functional Medicine at AST We live in a world where we are bombarded with information, in multiple ways, every second of every day.  Many people aren’t aware just how stressful to our brain and nerve systems this bombardment can be.  Frankly, we have yet to […]

January 28, 2020
Acupuncture for Insomnia

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Dr. Vikki Mcguire TCM What is considered insomnia? Insomnia is a sleep disorder where an individual has difficulty falling asleep and/or remaining asleep through the night. Upon waking in the night, the person might then have a tough time falling back to sleep. Insomnia can be either acute, which means it’s short-lived and […]

January 8, 2020
Magnesium – The Benefits, The Sources, and More

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy Magnesium is a mineral that works very hard within our bodies at the cellular level and is part of over 300 biochemical reactions that occur each day. It plays a role in nerve and muscle function, supports the immune system and heart, assists with bone health, regulates the metabolism of […]

November 29, 2019
Help Your Winter Skin...Naturally

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] By: Dr. Gayle Maguire ND With the cold weather a known trigger for dry skin, many people are looking for natural ways to support healthy skin.  From a naturopathic perspective, there are several common factors that should evaluated, and often dietary supports to aid. Evaluating Dry Skin Is dry skin simply just a […]

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