Stick it out and learn to diagnose root imbalances using the techniques of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This week I thought it might be fun to focus on the tongue. Sometimes when patients come to see me they can be a bit confused. They want to know why I ask them to stick out their tongue. It might seem a bit strange if you're in for a sore back and the first thing you're asked is "stick out your tongue!" It’s an ancient technique in Chinese Medicine and it's still one of the main ways we can [...]
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What happens when you sleep ? You spend around a third of your life asleep! Before we get to Delta Waves lets take a quick look at how sleep should work. After all you spend around a third of your life asleep! Sleep is composed of several different stages and phases. These stages can be differentiated from one another by the patterns of brain wave activity that occur during each stage. There are 5 of these stages and 2 phases of sleep. The phases consist of both rapid eye movement (REM) and Non-REM or NREM sleep. We cycle through these [...]
Microneedling Pre and Post care Tips: Get the most out of your treatments with these easy tips! To find out more about the benefits of microneedling, click HERE Microneedling is an incredible treatment utilizing the ancient secrets of Acupuncture with the modern technology used by Dermatologists, which is why it is important to have education on microneedling pre and post care tips. I recommend having your course of treatment in conjunction with Facial Renewal Acupuncture (click HERE to read more) to lift and balance facial muscles and soften facial lines. In order to get the best result from your microneedling treatments, [...]
Happy Lunar New Year 2021 The Year of the Metal OX!! It’s time once again to celebrate the transition between Chinese zodiac signs. That’s right, the Lunar New Year is here! Many of us in North America often associate Lunar New Year with Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival. It's the most important celebration in China. The festival signals the beginning of spring, and the start of a new year. It's called the Lunar New Year because it marks the first new moon of the luni-solar calendars. This year, China’s New Year will fall on Friday February 12th, 2021. [...]
What is Medical Microneedling with PRP? Microneedling is an incredible treatment utilizing the ancient secrets of Acupuncture with the modern technology used by Dermatologists. Microneedling is a natural, safe, minimally invasive treatment. It triggers the production of collagen and elastin. Microneedling is an innovative cosmetic procedure that uses a device covered with tiny, shallow needles to cause a ‘micro-injury’. This prompts the skin to stimulate collagen production. The INNOpen™ device stimulates the replacement of surface skin cells, revealing younger, glowing skin underneath. It is a non surgical, non chemical treatment that is Health Canada approved. Microneedling also works with your [...]
Goddess Protocol Acupressure points - a sneak peak into the upcoming book Goddess Protocol Acupressure points will help you learn acupressure that helps with your longevity and essence as an individual. I am so excited about the upcoming trilogy I am writing on educating patients and the public on ageless beauty that will be out in the Fall! I wanted to write this blog on Goddess Protocol Acupressure points to help with longevity and bringing out your 'full' Goddess. You can massage all these points on yourself or your loved ones. When you do acupressure, use deep, firm pressure to [...]
Acupressure points for insomnia and anxiety I have written this article to help you learn acupressure points for insomnia and anxiety. They are helpful if you lay in bed at night with a racing mind, or wake up during the night and have difficulty falling back to sleep, or if you have generalized anxiety. I thought it would be helpful to share with you some common acupuncture points you can massage on yourself or your loved ones. When you do acupressure, use deep, firm pressure to massage and stimulate each point. When massaging acupoints, try to relax in a comfortable position, [...]
Acupressure Points for Stress Relief I have written this article to help you learn acupressure points for stress relief! There are so many symptoms that plague us due to the immense amount of stress we are all under daily. I thought it would be helpful to share with you some common acupuncture points you can massage on yourself or your loved ones. When you do acupressure, use deep, firm pressure to massage and stimulate each point. When massaging acupoints, try to relax in a comfortable position, close your eyes, and breathe deeply. Even listen to calming music to get you in [...]
We are open! and excited to see your face! In order to stay open, please take a moment to read the updated safety protocols we have put in place. Dear Patient, I would like to share with you that I have completed training in order to safely open, and stay open. Also, in order to comply with the safety guidelines set from the BC Health Ministry as well as the CTCMA (College of Traditional Chinese Medicine) I have put in place the following policy: Pre-Appointment 1)you must ﬁll out pre-screening form the day of your appointment at BABOR by clicking HERE [...]
In this video you will learn how to use a jade roller on the face, neck, and eyes. They are used at the end of a Facial Renewal session to help bring forth Yin and moisture to the face. We also use them in specialty treatments at AcuCare, as they help the skin absorb serums and lotions. I really love having a pair with me when I travel. I also keep a pair in my home office and use them when I need a moment of stillness. Jade rollers are very beneficial for rosecea and acne. Other benefits include helping [...]