Calming the Shen – Part 2

Fear and panic is once again setting in for many people, as the mainstream media bombards us with scary Covid-19 daily case number totals and health officials reintroduce lockdown measures, many of which seem completely arbitrary. As we saw in…

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Calming the Shen – Part 1

Anxiety, depression, suicide, drug use, domestic abuse, violence – with all of the lockdown measures put into place with the Covid-19 pandemic, it has had a devastating effect not just on our economy but also on our physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being.

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Springtime Health

Spring is here now in full swing, with Nature coming alive after her winter sleep. Tree buds and blossoms on display, green seedlings poking their way up out of the garden soil, birds and other animals scurrying around tending to their nests – springtime is a period of vigorous growth and activity.

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Staying Warm

As our winter season continues to trudge along, many people are trying to escape the cold, whether it’s by cranking up the thermostat at home or travelling on holidays to somewhere sunny and warm.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, cold isn’t just something to deal with in wintertime; Cold is actually viewed as a potential cause of illness and health problems. Under normal circumstances, a healthy person is able to adapt to their natural surroundings and environment.

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Acupuncture and ICBC Car Insurance

The Province of British Columbia has recently released new regulations regarding changes to auto insurance coverage and compensation provided by ICBC.

These changes, which will take effect on April 1st, 2019, are an attempt to reduce legal costs while improving access to healthcare treatments and saving customers out of pocket expenses on their road to recovery.

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Changing With The Seasons – Autumn

As summer draws to a close and we enter into autumn, it’s a good opportunity to pay closer attention to our own health. In Traditional Oriental Medicine, the transitions between seasons are seen as an important period of time in which a person’s body is trying to re-calibrate and stay in harmony and balance with their natural environment.

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Goodbye Facebook

In the latest of a series of moves taken by Facebook that makes maintaining a business page even more difficult, they will soon be forcing business owners to also have a personal page in order to continue using their services, under the pretense of “improved security”. Because of ongoing privacy concerns, I have chosen not to do so and will therefore be shutting down my Facebook business page until further notice.

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Acupuncture and MSP

As of January 1st, 2017, the British Columbia Medical Services Plan (MSP) has undergone changes to the fee structure of premium payments.
For those lower income households who are under MSP Premium Assistance, MSP may cover $23 per acupuncture treatment, up to a limit of 10 visits per year (with the 10 visit limit being shared by acupuncture, massage therapy, naturopathy, chiropractic, physical therapy, and non-surgical podiatry).

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