Late Summer – How Our Bodies Respond To New Seasons

Late summer, a time when the breeze changes, yellow and brown begins to appear in the foliage, and we anticipate the fall to come.  In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this time of year pertains to the element of earth, a time of transition and bounty.  Along with late summer, the earth element is also associated Read More…

Transitioning from prevention to acute care:

Understanding what my role is as an Acupuncturist, within an acute medicine context has been a difficult endeavor. I am currently on my second placement this time on the acute internal medicine ward. It has only been a week but it has felt like several months of learning. When we work from a preventative standpoint Read More…

Utilization Of Cupping In The Treatment of Pain

Vancouver Cupping Treatments: It’s so Simple, Why is it so Effective at Relieving Pain? In my practice at Qi Integrated Health, I use cupping primarily in the treatment of pain and muscle tightness. This modality of treatment has many other uses, including clearing phlegm from the lungs and scar reduction. Today, we will look at Read More…

Dodging Grass Pollen Allergies

Vancouver Acupuncture Treatment For Allergies The arrival of July brings with it a host of new summer allergens, the most common of which are grass pollens.  The smell of freshly cut grass has me chomping at the bit to get outside and exercise.  For some, this same fresh smell heralds the beginning of yet another Read More…

H1N1 Vaccine; my humble opinion

There seems to be a lot of confusion and controversy surrounding the topic of the H1N1 swine flu vaccine.  Here is my opinion:  don’t get vaccinated.  I’m not.  This is a flu virus.  The human immune system is set up to adapt to new strains of viruses all of the time.  This is how it learns.  Statistics Read More…

Delaying treatment of pain can increase chances of arthritis.

By Dr. Robin Armstrong, Vancouver Chiropractor Pain is more than a symptom of osteoarthritis. It causes biochemical changes that may contribute to the destruction of joints, a team of U.S. researchers has found. The work,done in mice, show that compounds produced when mice process pain signals from injured joints may damage cartilage, the tough elastic Read More…

Acetaminophen use in childhood linked to Asthma and Allergies

By Dr. Robin Armstrong, Vancouver Chiropractor Researchers have found a possible link between the use of the pain medication acetaminophen (sold as Tylenol) in early childhood and the later development of asthma, nasal allergies and eczema. For the study, the researchers asked parents or guardians of children aged 6 to 7 to complete a questionnaire.They Read More…