Did you know that Acupuncture has been used safely for over 2000 years to treat ligament and tendon problems including Achilles Tendinitis?
The aim of acupuncture is to increase energy and blood supply to the area of the injury which then promotes regeneration and rejuvenation.
Another study found that acupuncture was shown to have a positive effect on collagen fibers of the Achilles, speeding the healing of the tendon. #selfcare #acupuncture #Toronto #health #injury #ten
According to Chinese Medicine, spring is represented by the wood element and is the season of the Liver which is responsible for the free flow of energy throughout the body. Wood represents the time for fresh ideas and new starts. Unsurprisingly, its color is green like the fresh growth of spring. Wood governs your spine, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. A wood imbalance can lead to spinal problems, poor flexibility or arthritis. Wood also governs your eyes. But most
COVID-19 Immunity and our Community As you already know, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is very real and it is everyone’s responsibility to help keep our community safe from the rapid spread of Coronavirus. To help slow the spread of this virus, it is now more important than ever to take an abundance of caution to help protect you, your family, our community and our healthcare system. Because there are many unknowns about Coronavirus and things can change rapidly, we believe usi
Researchers found that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of a type of chronic inflammatory arthritis known as ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Ankylosing spondylitis commonly affects the spinal joints, pelvis, sacroiliac joints, eyes and intestines. Long-term, AS causes fusion of the anterior aspect of the spinal vertebrae. Ligaments and tendons are also affected and tendonitis may occur. This condition is both genetic and related to autoimmune dysfunction. Ankylosing sp
Many people suffer from insomnia every night. Some lie in bed tossing and turning, while others fall asleep quickly but wake up throughout the night. A common approach to treating insomnia includes prescription sleep medications, which can cause side effects or dependence. Acupuncture can be an effective way to improve your sleep without the side effects. According to the theories of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, conditions such as insomnia has different patte
There are common types of arthritis and more rare types that fewer people suffer from. Yet, one thing is the same: arthritis sufferers often experience significant pain, swelling and joint stiffness. Two of the most common forms are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis being caused from wear and tear of a joint and rheumatoid being caused by autoimmune reactions occurring in the joint. Osteoarthritis begins with the breakdown of joint cartilage that results
It’s Winter! Time to sleep early, rest well, stay warm and nourish the Kidneys. With the temperatures dropping in Ontario, here we are again, heading into winter. The winter season is associated with bundling up, tucking in, getting cozy - the utmost yin time, and in contrast to the summer when our extroverted yang self gets to party, we're now leaning into a slower, more inward space to (ideally!) rest and rejuvenate. Many people in the clinic are commenting that with the su