Women's Wellness Blog January 17, 2019

Magnesium; Are you showing signs of deficiency?

Magnesium is known as the relaxation mineral.  A good portion of our Canadian population is deficient in magnesium, and I often find that patients present with the typical magnesium deficiency symptoms without even knowing.  Some of those symptoms may include; Tight or cramping muscles Constipation Migraine headaches Increased anxiety Restless leg syndrome and/or restless sleeping with poor sleep maintenance with frequent waking In addition, if…

Women's Wellness Blog December 19, 2018

Acupuncture, moxibustion and breech position during pregnancy

Having an ultrasound and finding out your baby is breech, may tricker some initial concern with the soon-to-be parents who are planning for a natural birth.  If the baby isn’t in the head-down position, a caesarean section is usually scheduled, or an emergent caesarean if unsuccessful with maneuvers.  For that reason, families hoping for a vaginal birth are often eager to try various therapies, in…

Women's Wellness Blog December 18, 2018

Intermittent Fasting can be a useful technique during Cold & Flu prevention this holiday season

Intermittent fasting is a big buzzword right now, and chances are you’ve heard about it somewhere from someone.  Although currently getting a lot of attention, fasting has been a cultural and religious practice for as long as history dates back. What I find most fascinating when it comes to intermittent fasting, is the ability to improve immune function.  This idea of ‘starving a cold’ –…

Women's Wellness Blog December 13, 2018

Getting your hormones checked – Mapping your cycle

When is a hormonal assessment indicated?  Simply put, if something feels off about your cycle, or you’re having difficulty concieving. Although some of the PMS-like symptoms may be common, this does not mean they are ‘normal’.  These include debilitating menstrual pain, heavy bleed, clotting, breast tenderness, skipped cycles, spotting, significant changes in mood including irritability, rage, anger, or even heightened anxiety, low mood or sadness.…